Here is a clip from our recent “live screening” event at the Fox Cabaret. Many thanks to all the talented people who made such a great contribution: Marc Wild, Erin Denhartigh, Ethan Belcourt-Lowe, Matt O’Donnell, Daniel Ruiz, Paul Ruskay, Tetiana Zairuba, Beverly Dobrinsky, Justin Patterson and the lovely Athena Theny!!
After the passage of a century, two long-forgotten silent films return to the city of their birth…Here is a short clip from the June 25th screening of Oliver-Film’s “Im Reich Der Zwerge” and “Guido der Erste” which was held at the magnificent Ballhaus Berlin.
Music by Romain Azzaro (aka Rouge Mécanique) and Aurélien Rivière (aka DoubtingThomas)
Cinematography: Derek Howard
With grateful thanks to The Eye Film Institute, Netherlands and the National Library of Norway
Mark sends a video post card from 3,900 m above sea level, in front of Piz Palü mountain. The cast and crew of “The White Hell of Piz Palü” really braved the elements during its making. This was the first movie to screen at David Oliver’s UFA Palast in 1928, Hamburg’s largest cinema palace of its time.
Many thanks to the Vancouver International Film Festival for hosting the June 5th screening and performance of Oliver-Film’s “Im Reich der Zwerge and “Guido the First”! Bravo to the multi-talented musicians who brought these extraordinary films to life after their sleep of 100 years:
Erin Denhartigh: harp, Matt O’Donnell: sitar, Daniel Ruiz: percussion, and
Marc Wild : acoustic and electric guitar
Marc Wild-electric guitar
Editing-Werner Dieter Thomas
With grateful acknowledgement to The Eye Film Institute, Amsterdam
AFTER 99 YEARS, THE LOST “OLIVER FILM” PRODUCTION “IM REICH DER ZWERGE WILL RETURN TO THE SCREEN!
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Oliver-Film Company, it gives us great pleasure to announce a special screening of two rare “Oliver films”.Now fully restored to its original condition, IM REICH DER ZWERGE (1916) will be shown at the Van City Theatre under the auspices of the Vancouver International Film Festival, Friday June. 5th. Stay tuned for more details…
Here’s a test trailer we’re working on for UFA MAN. Bravo to everyone who has contributed their valuable time and imagination! We’ve travelled the world to capture what you see before you but still have a long way to go. You, too can play a vital role in helping us complete this project. Stay tuned for more information in the days ahead…UFA MAN needs you!