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A JEWISH LIFE
by Christian Krönes, Florian Weigensamer, Christian Kermer, Roland Schrotthofer
Marko Feingold, born in 1913, grew up in a Jewish working-class neighborhood of Vienna. Fateful twists and turns helped him survive the concentration camps of Auschwitz, Neuengamme, Dachau and Buchenwald. After the War he (illegally) aided tens of thousands of survivors out of Europe to what would become Israel. At the age of 105 A Jewish Life is his story, in his own words shortly before his death.
Director: Christian Krönes, Florian Weigensamer, Roland Schrotthofer, Christian Kermer
Script: Florian Weigensamer, Roland Schrotthofer, Christian Krönes
Camera & Editor: Christian Kermer
Original Sound & Editing: heimwerk.audio (Jürgen Kloihofer, Felix Sturmberger)
Mastering: Martin Löcker
Produced by Blackbox Film & Medienproduktion GmbH / Christian Krönes, Susanne Krönes, Florian Weigensamer
With the support of: ORF, Land Salzburg, Austrian Film Institute
DIRECTOR - CHRISTIAN KRONES
During his film and directing studies he was able to accompany and work alongside the legendary DOPs, Vittorio Storaro und Sven Nykvist. In 1985 he joined the Austrian Television and directed a variety of TV formats. In 1990, Christian Krönes started his work for major German broadcasting companies as well as setting up a media agency in Vienna. His work as a consultant and freelance producer allowed him to engage with renowned film production companies. Work on a film project with Sir Peter Ustinov, soon developed into a deep friendship and resulted in years of artistic collaboration for TV and stage productions. Sir Peter Ustinov’s wish for Christian Krönes to work for the Ustinov Foundation was soon accepted and so he became the personal advisor and manager for Sir Peter Ustinov up until his death
in 2004. In 2006, Christian Krönes formed Blackbox Film and with over 30 years of experience in the film branch is now active as managing director and producer.
DIRECTOR - FLORIAN WEIGENSAMER
After his studies of Political Science and Communication Science at the University of Vienna Florian gained first journalistic and writing experience at Austrian ́s foremost news magazine „profil“. 1995 he joins the editorial team of Vienna News International where he directed and designed numerous reports and documentaries for European broadcasters. Later on, together with Christian Krönes, he exclusively produced and directed political and social reports and documentaries from Mid/Eastern Europe and Asia for arte. At the same time he worked on film and multimedia content for museums and exhibitions. After collaborating with various artists in different media in San Francisco for more than a year he became founding member, author and director of the Blackbox-Collective in 2006.
DIRECTOR - CHRISTIAN KERMER
Studies of Information Design in Graz focusing on moving images. He gained invaluable experience at the renowned Motion Design Studio shotshotshot in Graz. Further studies of MultiMediaArt specializing in film culminated in a Masters degree graduation at FH Salzburg 2014. He quickly established a remarkable reputation as freelance cutter and DOP, working for well-established Film Production Companies and popular TV-programmes. Since 2014 Christian is as DOP and editor member of the Blackbox-Collective.
DIRECTOR - ROLAND SCHROTTHOFER
Theater-, Film- and Media Studies, Psychology and Business Management at the University in Vienna. During his studies he has already developed and worked on several Theater and Film projects. His short film “Grenzgänger” has been decorated by the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation ORF with the “Shorts on Screen Award”. As production manager Roland was involved in several projects developed and produced by the Blackbox-Collective.
DOCAVIV 2021〡BUDAPEST ISRAELI FILMFESZTIVAL 2021〡MOSCOW JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL 2021〡WASHINGTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL 2022〡DMZ 2022〡AEGEAN DOCS 2022
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