Lisa Raven - Writer/Director/Producer
Lisa Raven’s first feature film, LOW, screened in over 30 international film festivals. In 1995 she helped found the SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL, after which she wrote and directed three films for the SHOWTIME Cable network. In 2000 Raven moved to Berlin, Germany after being awarded the DAAD Berliner Künstlerprogramm Artist Residency in Film. While in Europe, Raven’s feature film project, ‘Snipe’, received development funding from the Irish Film Board. Raven was selected to develop the project at the prestigious MOONSTONE DIRECTOR’S LAB in Drymen, Scotland. In 2011 Raven worked with the Philadelphia Museum of Art to create a short video that screened in the ROBERTO CAPUCCI: ART INTO FASHION exhibition. KINDERWALD is the second film in THE KINDERWALD TRILOGY, a trilogy of films that are inspired by fairy tales about children lost in the woods. The first film, Neighbors, (18 min.) was completed in April, 2013. Lise is currently an Associate Professor at Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Frank Bruckner - Co-writer
Frank moved to Philadelphia in 2009 from Berlin, Germany, where he performed on screen, stage, radio and television. In addition, he toured with his bands, playing a bold array of original music. On top of writing and producing a number of short films (Intermezzo, Seduced). Frank’s short stories were published in literature anthologies. Since arriving in Philadelphia, Frank has been working in film, television and onstage. He directed the one-woman show Teenager: Anne Frank for the Philadelphia Fringe Festival as well as acted in and directed five one-act plays for Philly’s Primary Stages. His short film A Wonderful Day was shot in spring of 2013. In 2011 Frank co-wrote the first part of the KINDERWALD TRILOGY, Neighbors. His collaboration with Lise Raven on the script for KINDERWALD is his first feature screenplay.
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Kinderwald premiered at the Munich film festival, and was shown recently at the Slamdance Film Festival.
Film Synopsis: Pennsylvania 1854. German immigrant John Linden is responsible for his brother's widow Flora and her two young sons. When the boys disappear without a trace, the neighboring community first helps, then turns their back on the family. John and Flora must sacrifice everything to bring the boys home.