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ABOUT THE FILM: STAMPEDE

A mass panic at a vast subway station somewhere in the Northwestern hemisphere leaves its survivors perplexed. What happened to trigger the stampede? At the peak of the rush hour the film takes us on a journey into the landscape of public fears.














DIRECTOR: CYRIL AMON SCHÄUBLIN

Cyril Amon Schäublin was born in 1984 in Zurich, Switzerland. He enrolled in East Asian Studies (Mandarin) and Ethnology at the University of Zurich and followed for a year at the Beijing Language and Culture University in China. Back in Europe, he studied Cinema
in Paris and in Berlin, where he graduated in 2012 at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (dffb) with his thesis short film ‘Stampede’. He lives and works in Zurich and Berlin.

Filmography (selection):
2003 LIGHT FROM THE MACHINE (short feature)
2007 MY BROTHER, THE RAVEN (documentary)
2009 LENNY (short feature)
2011 PORTRAIT (experimental documentary)

www.cyrilamonschaublin.com







MAKING OF // LOCATIONS

The film was shot on original locations at subway stations in Berlin (Alexanderplatz, Friedrichstraße, Potsdamer Platz) and London (King’s Cross), combining documentary filming and staged scenes. The scene where the mass panic breaks out was rebuilt and shot in a studio in Berlin (Alte Post Berlin-Neukölln).


















MAKING OF // MASS PANIC

Shooting the mass panic took us 3 days and required 60 extras. We rehearsed every single movement as well as the choreography of the crowd at the peak of the escalating situation. This was necessary in order to capture the detail for shooting in high-speed.


















MAKING OF // PHOTOGRAPHY

The film was shot on three different cameras, using the characteristics of digital images created with ARRI Alexa, CANON 5D and PHANTOM HD Gold.






MAKING OF // HIGHSPEED

The high-speed camera used in STAMPEDE records 1200 frames a second (compared to normal frame rates using 24 frames a second). Therefore every movement appears ultra slow and hyper realistic, as seen through a microscope.












MAKING OF // ACTORS

Retelling their subjective impressions, feelings and memories, four actors represented eyewitnesses in an interview scene after the mass panic. Featuring Urs Jucker, Ursina Lardi, Dagna Litzenberger and Harvey Friedman.



MAKING OF // TEAM

The core team of STAMPEDE consists of students from the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (dffb) and professional freelancers from seven different nations. Besides the 17 actors and a large number of extras, there were more than 60 crew members involved in the creation.

















CAST & CREW

Cast Dagna Litzenberger, Urs Jucker.
Harvey Friedman, Ursina Lardi

Director / Screenplay Cyril Amon Schäublin
Cinematography Gaëtan Innocent Varone
Set Design Sigrid Kipper-Thau, Bettina Scheibe
Robert Schmitz-Michels, Hannah Stracke
Costume Design Iva Wili
Make up Artists Nicole Röder, Anja Jost
Vivien Schydlo, Sophia Rentzsch
Sounddesign Julian Cropp
Sound Mix Silvio Naumann
Music Roman Lemberg
Editors Karsten Weissenfels, Cyril Amon Schäublin

Producers Niklas Hlawatsch, Bernadette Klausberger
Line Producer dffb Martina Knapheide
Production Company German Film and Television
Academy Berlin (dffb)

Funded by German Federal Filmboard (FFA)

















EPK / CONTACT

EPK MATERIAL
Presskit (pdf I english)  downloadPresskit (pdf I deutsch) downloadStills (5 pictures, high resolution)  download
CONTACT / IMPRINT
PRODUKTIONSBÜRO PFEIFFERS
Niklas Hlawatsch & Bernadette Klausberger
Oranienstraße 17, D-10999 Berlin, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)30 - 694 38 19
www.pfeiffers.info
Screening Copies / Festival Coordination
niklas.hlawatsch[at]me.com

Press / Festival Coordination
bernadette.klausberger[at]gmail.com

WEBPAGE
Design Template: Diemo KemmesiesPhotography: Alexander Janetzko, Gaetan Varone, Veljko Vidak, Jacob Klein
Editors: Niklas Hlawatsch, Bernadette Klausberger

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