ZURICH, July 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The crew behind the world’s first Swissploitation film at this time introduced that cult US screenwriter, actor, director and producer Trent Haaga has joined Mad Heidi’s scriptwriting crew. The award-winning Haaga has been concerned in over 100 movies in an extended and typically controversial profession.
Heidi is only a lady from the Alps in an alternate Switzerland that has fallen below fascist rule. Little does she know that her craving for private freedom would be the spark that ignites a revolution.
Mad Heidi is being produced by IRON SKY producer Tero Kaukomaa and Newbie Teen’s and Paradise Warfare’s Valentin Greutert, and it will likely be directed by the extremely gifted, up-and-coming Swiss director Johannes Hartmann.
The little lady from the alps is again…with a vengeance
Mad Heidi is an action-adventure-comedy-horror parody of the much-loved youngsters’s storybook character Heidi. Now all grown up, Heidi is only a lady from the Alps in an alternate Switzerland that has fallen below fascist rule. Little does she know that her craving for private freedom would be the spark that ignites a revolution. From fondue torture to demise by chocolate, Mad Heidi is a real Swissploitation movie. Suppose Kill Invoice meets The Sound of Music.
Trent Haaga stated, “I’ve at all times been an enormous fan of old-school exploitation movies – from spaghetti westerns, kung-fu films, the counterculture films of the late 60s, and the timeless alternate actuality of the Iron Sky movies. I see Mad Heidi as a love letter to the entire above, and I used to be thrilled to be supplied the prospect to play on the planet that Tero, Valentin, and Johannes have created. Mad Heidi holds a darkish funhouse mirror as much as the world by way of the lens of a Switzerland that by no means was. It’s a futuristic fairy story closely impressed by a traditional and much-loved novel. Who wouldn’t wish to be concerned in one thing like that? I’m additionally an enormous fan of the way in which these guys put their movies collectively – eschewing conventional financing fashions, embracing new types of distribution, and valuing enter from the followers throughout manufacturing. So far as I’m involved, it’s the way forward for impartial filmmaking, and I’m delighted to be making this journey with this crew.”
Haaga has an extended and profitable observe report with credit together with writing many characteristic movies, from Lloyd Kaufman’s legendary Troma’s The Poisonous Avenger Half 4, Courteney Cox’s directorial debut, Talhotblond, to the controversial 2008 Toronto Worldwide Movie Pageant hit, DEADGIRL.
Tero Kaukomaa stated, “It’s nice to have somebody of Trent’s undoubted skills on board. He at all times delivers and is an ideal match for the superb new movie we’re producing for our followers. I can guarantee you individuals won’t be disenchanted. Actually, we’re certain they’re gonna find it irresistible. We all know our followers have been ready, and the excellent news for them is that issues are beginning to transfer shortly. So, watch this house as there’s loads extra information to return.”
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About Trent Haaga
Trent Haaga is an award-winning screenwriter, director, producer, and actor who has been concerned in over 100 movies in his 20-year profession. Trent has written many characteristic movies, from Troma’s The Poisonous Avenger Half Four to Courteney Cox’s directorial debut, Talhotblond, to the controversial 2008 Toronto Worldwide Movie Pageant hit, DEADGIRL. He’s additionally the screenwriter of the AAA online game The Evil Inside 2 from Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami. Trent is a two-time SXSW Viewers Award-winner along with his movies Low-cost Thrills and 68 Kill. He lives in Los Angeles.
About Tero Kaukomaa (Producer of Mad Heidi)
In 1997, movie producer and entrepreneur Tero Kaukomaa established Blind Spot Footage. Since then he has produced, or co-produced, over 20 characteristic movies together with “Dancer within the Darkish” by Lars von Trier, Golden Globe nominee “Eternal Moments” by Jan Troel,l and “Iron Sky”. In 2012, he launched Timo Vuorensola’s “Iron Sky”, an EUR eight million Finnish – German – Australian co-production. The movie was closely crowd-sourced and crowd-funded by a world-wide group of followers. In 2014, Tero based Iron Sky Universe along with Timo Vuorensola to proceed the Iron Sky Saga. In 2019, the EUR 19 million sequel to Iron Sky, “Iron Sky The Coming Race” was launched. A USD 30 million Chinese language movie, “The Ark – an Iron Sky”, is presently in post-production. Additionally in 2019, Tero based SwissploitationFilms GmbH with Valentin Greutert and Johannes Hartmann to provide and distribute Mad Heidi, the world’s first Swissploitation movie. In 2020, he based Son of a Pitch Oy (Ltd) along with Timo Vuorensolato to supply their experience in crowd engagement and pitching to different filmmakers. Tero believes in high quality and the facility of promoting, and he needs to make use of inventive new methods to carry recent content material to the market. He’s a member of ACE and the European Movie Academy. He divides his time between Helsinki, Finland and Zürich, Switzerland.
Valentin Greutert (Producer of Mad Heidi)
Valentin Greutert began working within the movie enterprise in 2000 after graduating with a Masters in Economics and Enterprise Administration. In 2004, he based his first manufacturing firm, HesseGreutert Movie, in Zurich, Switzerland. Since 2015, he has headed his new outlet, A Movie Firm. Greutert has produced many characteristic movies and documentaries, amongst them pearls like “Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae” and “Newbie Teenagers”. In 2019, his greatest manufacturing to this point was launched. “Paradise Warfare”, primarily based on a real story and represented by TrustNordisk, was shot on three continents with 76 days spent capturing, most of them deep within the jungles of Borneo. The movie was a significant success in Switzerland. Since 2008, Greutert has been a member of the worldwide producer membership ACE. He’s additionally a part of the European and Swiss Movie Academies, in addition to member of the documentary and fiction fee of the Federal Workplace of Tradition in Berne. Constructing on his background in economics, Greutert additionally designed and now distributes KOSMA, knowledgeable software program to manage movie manufacturing funds (www.kosma.io).
About Johannes Hartmann (Director of Mad Heidi)
Lively as director and producer since 2007, Johannes Hartmann based Decoy Movies GmbH in 2009 along with two companions. Since then, he has been liable for the realisation of many commercials, music movies and repair productions. His debut quick movie “Halbschlaf” was chosen by Switzerland’s main style movie competition, the Neuchatel Worldwide Improbable Movie Pageant, and quite a few different worldwide movie festivals, and has gained a number of awards. This was adopted by different quick movies and documentaries, which have been chosen at movie festivals worldwide. Along with his idea for Mad Heidi, the world’s first Swissploitation movie, Johannes Hartmann approached the producers Tero Kaukomaa and Valentin Greutert, with whom he based Swissploitation Movies in autumn 2019. Mad Heidi is Hartmann’s directorial debut as a director of a feature-length fiction movie.
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