Love Birds

A Film by Alex Püringer
and Thomas Christian Eichtinger

Synopsis

An ornithologist falls for a girl dancing with birds.

Director

  • Picture of Alex Püringer © Alex Püringer

    Alex Püringer

    Alex Püringer has been working as a freelance DoP and camera operator since 2008. He studied from October 2003 to August 2004 Theater, Film & Media Studies and Communication Studies at the University of Vienna. He took Camera & Lighting classes at the „Film Academy Vienna“ from October 2003 to August 2004. From 2004 to 2006, he studied photography at “Graphische Wien”, where he graduated with Honors. From 2008 to 2009 he worked at ARRI Camera Rental Vienna.

  • Picture of Thomas Christian Eichtinger © Thomas Christian Eichtinger

    Thomas Christian Eichtinger

    Thomas Christian Eichtinger was born in 1982 in Bruck an der Mur / Styria (Austria). He studied theater studies, business informatics and history at the University of Vienna and worked as production manager, assistant director and director in television. In 2009 he was invited to the Berlinale Talent Campus. In 2012 he founded the production companies Neue Vitaskop Film and Transmitter Film and produced some episodes of the acclaimed TV series “Covert Affairs” and “Grimm”. His short films and music videos were screened at international film festivals (Diagonale, Canada Int. Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Camerimage+,…). For “The Beth Edges: Lonesome Rider” he is nominated for the Austrian Music Video Award 2015. Thomas is currently working on various screenplays (together with Wolfgang Glück) and is preparing his feature-film-debut as a director.

Awards + Festivals

  • 29th BRAUNSCHWEIG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Short Film Competition, Germany)November 2, 2015
  • 16th IZMIR SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Off-Competition, Turkey)November 17, 2015
  • 18th SPOKANE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)January 29, 2016
  • 32nd INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL “SARAJEVO WINTER 2016” (Official Selection, Bosnia and Herzegovina)February 7, 2016
  • *THIRD PRIZE*
    NOMINIERUNG BLAUE BLUME PREIS / NOMINATION BLAUE BLUME AWARD (Berlin, Germany)February 10, 2016

Crew

Producer
Alex Püringer & Thomas Christian Eichtinger
Director
Alex Püringer & Thomas Christian Eichtinger
Concept
Alex Püringer & Thomas Christian Eichtinger
Director of Photography
Alex Püringer
Editor
Markus Hautz, Alex Püringer, Thomas Christian Eichtinger
Sound-Design
Tong Zhang
Music
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VFX
Reinhold Fleischmann, Manuel Riedl

Details

Running Time
07:58
Shooting Format
2K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
2:1
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Neue Vitaskop Film e.U.
Thomas Christian Eichtinger
Reisingergasse 8/9
1100 Vienna, Austria

office@neuevitaskop.at