As Long As The Music Is Playing

«As Long as The Music is Playing» is Zurich based Pop artist Larry F’s yet most personal album that he converted into a visually complex short film. The story follows the journey of two star-crossed lovers who, as time passes on, become the victims of modern time society. Although they madly fall for each other. He is never really able to throughly express his feelings whereas. She slowly starts to distance herself. „As Long as The Music is Playing“ is a movie that revolves around the heartfelt songs and emotions of the artist himself and at the same draws a vivid and sometimes brutal picture of lives that could be yours or mine.

  • Lars Badertscher
    Director
  • Valentin Pitarch
    Director
  • Michael Schertenleib
    Director
  • Lars Badertscher
    Writer
  • Michael Schertenleib
    Writer
  • Laszlo Schneider
    Writer
  • Senta Camille Hüssy
    Writer
  • Valentin Pitarch
    Writer
  • Lars Badertscher
    Producer
  • Elias Wallach
    Producer
  • Lars Badertscher
    Key Cast
  • Dayane Hofer
    Key Cast
  • Senta Camille Hüssy
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 11, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    30,000 CHF
  • Country of Origin:
    Switzerland
  • Country of Filming:
    Switzerland
  • Language:
    Swiss German
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    5:4
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Lars Badertscher, Valentin Pitarch, Michael Schertenleib

Lars Badertscher, born on November 8, 1985 in Uznach SG, grew up in Schmerikon SG. After the preliminary course at the Zurich University of the Arts, he completed a photography apprenticeship from 2003-2006. Through his second passion, music, he came to filmmaking and realized numerous music videos as director and DOP. Between 2006-2012 work as a freelance photographer, part-time as a lighting technician and extra at the Zürcher Schauspielhaus and an internship at the advertising film production Pumpkinfilm. From 2012-2022 work at the Zurich commercial film production Corpmedia as director, DOP, editor & color grader. Since 2023 Lars Badertscher is a freelance director and DOP. In 2022 he realized his debut short film «AS Long As The Music Is Playing»

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