American Vienna

A Film by Jasmin Al-Kattib & Richard Kromp

Synopsis

AMERICAN VIENNA is the story of a trip to different places with the same name. A road trip to the Viennas of the USA that offers snapshots of remote and rural areas of the East Coast and Midwest. Far from politics and crisis, the charm of the unexceptional is a constant travel companion.

Director

  • Picture of Jasmin Al-Kattib & Richard Kromp © Jasmin Al-Kattib & Richard Kromp

    Jasmin Al-Kattib & Richard Kromp

    Jasmin Al-Kattib studied communication, theatre, film and media sciences in Vienna, Austria, and Salamanca, Spain. Later she worked as a freelance journalist and was involved in the production of music and web videos, collaborating with Film Argentique. In 2011, she wrote the script for the animation film "The Cuckoo In The Socket". Jasmin currently works as an editor at the Austrian newspaper Der Standard and always has been enthusiastic about different people and their stories. Her first directing work was the short documentary "Will and Wool" (Film Argentique, 2015). "American Vienna" is her first full lengh documentary, produced and directed together with Richard Kromp.

    Richard Kromp studied physics in Vienna, Austria, and founded his small film production company Film Argentique in 2003, designing and realizing music and web videos, art and image films. His animation film "The Cuckoo In The Socket" (2011) achieved the first place in the film competition of the french organisation "Réseau Sortir du nucléaire“, category "Coup de Coeur". Richard works as a scientific employee at the Center for Global Change and Sustainability at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna. Art and social commitment have been coexisting in his life for many years. For the short documentary "Will and Wool" (2015), he was responsible for camera, editing and production. "American Vienna" is his first full lengh documentary, produced and directed together with Jasmin Al-Kattib.

Awards + Festivals

  • *BEST TRAVEL FILM*
    CALCUTTA INT'L CULT FILM FESTIVAL (Official June Selection, Online Festival, Calcutta, India) June 15, 2017
  • 21st JI.HLAVA INT'L DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (14th EAST SILVER MARKET, Doc Market Library, Jihlava, Czech Republic)October 24, 2017
  • 2nd OCEAN CITY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Maryland, USA)March 10, 2018

Trailer

Crew

Director
Jasmin Al-Kattib & Richard Kromp
Screenplay
Jasmin Al-Kattib
Producer
Film Argentique, Jasmin Al-Kattib & Richard Kromp
Director of Photography
Richard Kromp
Sound
Jasmin Al-Kattib
Editor
Richard Kromp
Sound Design
Richard Kromp

Details

Running Time
94 min
Shooting Format
Digital, Full HD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
DCP Multichannel 3.0; .mov: Stereo 2.0
Website

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Film Argentique
filmargentique@gmx.at
www.filmargentique.com

DIRECTORS / PRODUCERS

Jasmin Al-Kattib & Richard Kromp
filmargentique@gmx.at
www.americanvienna.com
www.facebook.com/americanvienna