BOOT UN DOOD - A film arises

A making-of the Low German thriller "BOOT UN DOOD", which was filmed in the north of Lower Saxony in the summer of 2019.
The short version report that can be seen here takes a look behind the scenes and accompanies the shooting. Actors and the film team are interviewed. Among other things, I ask myself whether it is perhaps because of the Low German language itself and the "people" who use it that such a project can be carried out under the given circumstances and without the otherwise lengthy ones Preparations, work, as well as going through many positions or institutions gets by. By the way, you also get an insight into how such a look behind the scenes is created.

  • Frank Besl
    Director
  • Frank Besl
    Writer
  • Frank Besl
    Producer
  • Sandro Giampietro
    Key Cast
    "himself"
  • Günter Ihmels
    Key Cast
    "himself"
  • Erik Voß
    Key Cast
    "himself"
  • Heidi Jürgens
    Key Cast
    "herself"
  • Helge Tramsen
    Key Cast
    "himself"
  • Dirk Böhling
    Key Cast
    "himself"
  • Tom Edebohls
    Key Cast
    "himself"
  • Andrea zum Felde
    Key Cast
    "herself"
  • Peter Thoms
    Key Cast
    "himself"
  • Michael Kiske
    Key Cast
    "himself"
  • Marco Pilz
    Key Cast
    "himself"
  • Martina Sommer
    Key Cast
    "herself"
  • Frank Besl
    Key Cast
    "himself"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    BOOT UN DOOD - Ein Film entsteht
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Music Video
  • Runtime:
    37 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 31, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    14,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Germany
  • Country of Filming:
    Germany
  • Language:
    German
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Frank Besl

S H O R T B I O G R A P H
F r a n k · B e s l

C I N E M A T I C H I S T O R Y

Frank Besl, born on 04.06.1979 in Bremerhaven, grew up in Hagen im Bremischen, living now in Bre-men since 2000. Sport has been one of the most important things since early childhood. At the age of 12, he started together with his brother and best friends, as well as his father's camera to shoot smaller fun and martial arts themed films. After the civil service and training as a banker, the "serious-ness of working life" took the main position and the great passion of filming faded into the back-ground.

In 2011, in addition to the long-standing own insurance agency, he founded the company "Friesen-ring GbR", which deals with experimental archeology and organizes museum events, lectures, school visits and entire project weeks.

In 2013 it came with the short film "Überwindung (Overcoming)" for the first participation in a short film competition, the "99-Fire Film Award", with camera and editing was still taken over by a Bremen filmmaker.

As a result, first screenplay attempts were made until the "film fire" from childhood had thus again completely under control Frank Besl, so that in the years since the first short film competition partici-pation in 2013 a lot of equipment, knowledge and experience has been collected and in addition to a few short film works also image films, commercials, Making Of, music and other videos have emerged.

This was followed in 2017 by the 15-minute short film "So geht's auch" (It also works like that), which is broadcast by the submission to the "Filmfest Spezial" every now and then in North German citizen TV stations and in May 2017 at the "Open Screen" in Bremen, where he got the 2nd place. As well as "Damenqual" (Ladies torment) in 2017 and "STARTKLAR" (Ready to go) in 2018, which were presented as contributions to the Short Film Competition “Klappe” in the Cinema at the 3rd and 4th film Festival Bremen.

Other short films, such as "WE LOVE TO ENTERTAIN", or "Aber sowas von" (But something of) were pro-duced and submitted there in 2018 and 2019 on the occasion of the 99-Fire-Film-Award.

In parallel to these in-house productions, Frank Besl gets many impressions and inspirations from ma-jor film productions, to which he is engaged with smaller roles, so that he in 2018 in the
documentary-drama "Die Affäre Borgward" and the "Bremer Tatort" , or 2019 contributed to " Die Pfef-ferkörner und der Schatz der Tiefsee“, as well as „Boot un Dood", has participated.

In 2018, Frank Besl resigned from the insurance industry and founded the company "B · FOCUSED Filmproduktion", which has since taken care of all aspects of the film and has returned to full control of his childhood passion.

In April 2018, the shooting of the 15-minute short film "Living History" took place, which was comple-ted in the following 10 months by Frank Besl.

In 2019 he continued to play a small role in the crime comedy "Boot un Dood", a Low German crime comedy that is due to be released in 2020.
In addition to this acting work, he accompanied the entire film production and produced a "Behind-the-Scenes Documentation" sponsored by nordmedia, which also shows him at work, and so he uses additional comments and actions as a "red thread" through the documentation leads. After filming this, a month later he produced another short film "Tierisch gut - Qualitätssiegel, wo bist du" (Animally good - seal of quality where are you) with some of the actors from the Low German crime film pro-duction on the occasion of the short film competition KLAPPE, which was shown in the cinema at the 5th Filmfest Bremen. This film was expanded with two more days of shooting and additional actors and will go on a competitive tour in 2020/21.

In September 2020, another short film, “Jetzt erst recht”(Especially now), was produced on the occa-sion of the online edition of the KLAPPE competition at the Bremen Film Festival.
In April 2021, the next short film work for the KLAPPE competition there followed, so that “CARPE DI-EM – Pflücke den Tag” (CARPE DIEM - Pick the day) came about.

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