Tim Fehlbaum’s Haven: Above Sky ready to touch down
by Bénédicte Prot
- This ambitious English-language sci-fi thriller, currently in post-production, reunites the director with the producers and DoP of his debut film, Hell
Seven years after the release of his debut feature, Hell [+see also:
interview: Tim Fehlbaum
film profile] (2011), a high-profile horror sci-fi thriller starring Hannah Herzsprung, Stipe Erceg, Lars Eidinger and Lisa Vicari, Basel-born director Tim Fehlbaum is preparing his second film, another post-apocalyptic title called Haven – Above Sky, staged by the same producers, Thomas Wöbke, of Munich-based BerghausWöbke Filmproduktion, and Ruth Waldburger, of Swiss company Vega Film. In addition, the cinematography for this impressive project was entrusted to Markus Förderer, the same sci-fi-savvy DoP who worked on Hell (and who also lensed Roland Emmerich's Independence Day: Resurgence).
This English-language tale, co-scripted by the director and Mariko Minoguchi, is set in the future, after a global catastrophe has wiped out nearly all of humanity. Blake (French actress Nora Arnezeder, known for various series, most recently Riviera, Mozart in the Jungle and Origin), an elite female astronaut from Space Colony Kepler, is sent back to Earth and tasked with making a decision that will seal the fate of the people on both planets. The film was shot last autumn (from October to November) in Germany and Switzerland. The cast also includes Iain Glen, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, Sope Dirisu, Sebastian Roché, Joel Basman and Bella Bading.
Haven – Above Sky, co-produced by Constantin Film Produktion, Babelsberg Film and SRF, was backed by the German Federal Film Fund DFFF, the FFF Bayern, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein German regional funds, as well as the Swiss Federal Office of Culture, the Zurich Film Fund, the Canton of Basel and the FiSS-Filmstandortförderung Schweiz. Constantin Film Verleih will release the movie in Germany later this year or in 2020. The film's international sales are handled by London-based agency Mister Smith Entertainment.
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