Final Picture

A local conflict in the Middle East increases. In a short period of time America and Russia take part of the conflict. Everything escalates and the nuclear rockets were started.
In a small town in the middle of Europe, called Tannenstadt, Caroline, Frank and Peter try to get save in an old military bunker from the cold war. There is also a bigger civil bunker, but not for all residents. The head of the district has to decide between saving some lives or dying of all. Germany was hit by a lot of bombs, but mostly in the bigger cities. But the radiation is everywhere. Will they survive?

  • Michael von Hohenberg
    Director
    Legend of Brothers
  • Michael von Hohenberg
    Writer
    Legend of Brothers
  • Jutta Jahreis
    Producer
    Legend of Brothers
  • Michael von Hohenberg
    Producer
    Legend of Brothers
  • Nadine Badewitz
    Key Cast
    Frankentatort
  • Julian Bayer
    Key Cast
    Unter uns
  • Michael Schwarzmaier
    Key Cast
    German Voice of Doctor Who, Erkan und Stefan
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 32 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 20, 2013
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Germany
  • Country of Filming:
    Germany
  • Language:
    German
  • Shooting Format:
    Full HD Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Borderland Filmfestival Selb
    Selb
    Germany
    April 19, 2013
    European Festival Premiere
    Audience Silver Award
  • Uranium Film Festival
    Rio de Janeiro
    Brazil
    May 25, 2014
    South Amerika Premiere
    Yellow Oscar Best Movie
  • Uranium Film Festival Canada
    Quebec
    Canada
    May 24, 2015
    North Amerika Premiere
  • Atomic Age Filmfest
    Los Angeles
    United States
    April 28, 2016
    Hollywood Premiere
    Golden Spirit Award Best Director
  • LA Film Awards
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Honorable Mention Narrative Feature
  • LA Independent Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Best Director
Director Biography - Michael von Hohenberg

Michael von Hohenberg was born in November 1973 in the north-east of Bavaria, Germany. His family, in former years known as “von Oelhafen”, has a 700 years history.
After college he startet an apprenticeship as a brewer. 1998 he went to Munich to study acting. Besides and after he played theater in Munich, Hof, Wunsiedel and Bayreuth.
2001 he got his first film role in a TV movie. From then on he acted in a lot of roles on TV and in cinema movies. The most famous are Tatort and (T)raumschiff Surprise: Periode 1.
Contemporaneous he was interested in the work behind the camera. He worked for daily soap as well as for international movies to learn all about filmmaking. During this time he worked with stars like Peter Ustinov, Joseph Fiennes, Alfred Molina, Michael Ironside and Bruno Ganz.
2003 he founded a film company together with his girlfriend and shot his first short movie. 2006 the first feature film “The Evolution Evidence” was produced.
2010 Michael directed his second feature film “Legend of brothers” with a lot of german celebrities and was nominated for the german human rights film award against racism.
In this year he married his long-standing girlfriend Jutta Weiss.
2012 he produced his actual feature film “Final Picture”, for which he wrote the screenplay, and was responsible for directing and camera.
2013 this movie won an audience award at borderland film festival.
2014 Michael got the “Yellow Oscar Award” for the best nuclear movie worldwide at the international Uranium Filmfestival in Rio de Janeiro. The Festival presented the movie also in Berlin, Germany and in Quebec and Montreal, Canada.
2016 he got the Golden Spirit Award as most promising director in LA, Hollywood.
Michael von Hohenberg also works as a film commissioner for his region and is head of the district filmmaking club.

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Director Statement

Final Picture is a movie, haunted in my head since years. I could not understand why human beings do need weapons like a nuclear bomb. 2012 I started to write the screenplay to “Final Picture”. It was written in three weeks and the shooting was completely planed in four months. I collected round about 20.000 Dollar for the project to be done. We shot our movie in nearly two weeks on original locations. Many people said “This is historic from cold war. Nobody wants to see a movie like this.”, but after the first screening they changed their mind. Also world politics changed since our shooting. Newspapers all over the world now titled “The world again is afraid of an atomic war”.
A Canadian nuclear physicist said after a screening “This film is a weapon against nuclear bombs! It should be seen everywhere.”