Private Project

Trying To Make It Real

In 2001, French vocalist Chrystelle Maechler started singing jazz for the first time in Germany. Now, 15 years later, her new Toronto-based jazz project SOA is going on a self-financed tour to Europe in hope to advance the band's success. The trip quickly turns out to be more than a simple tour. It becomes an emotional ride between struggle and joy, and a way to reconnect with the singer’s European roots and musical beginnings.

  • Chrystelle Maechler aka SOA
    Key Cast
  • Moïse Yawo Matey
    Key Cast
  • Sylvain Ransy
    Key Cast
  • Andreas Krätschmer
  • Andreas Krätschmer
  • Inaam Haq
    Sound mixing
  • Jayne Rodericks
    Editor / Colorist
  • Oliver Lozano
    Associate Producers
  • Story of Yours
    Associate Producers
  • Oscar Karam
    Creative Consultant
  • Paul Ruban
    Creative Consultant
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Trying To Make It Real
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    22 minutes 41 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 23, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    France, Germany
  • Language:
    English, French, German
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Distribution Information
  • Self-distributed by Andreas Krätschmer
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Andreas Krätschmer

Andreas Krätschmer is a Toronto-based German director.

He has been working as an independent video editor, director and cameraman since he graduated from his audiovisual media studies at the University of Applied Sciences in Stuttgart in 2004.
Initially concentrating on corporate films and branded content, his interests have quickly expanded towards documentaries, music and dance videos, short films and experimental pieces.

His independent work is inspired by cultural topics, modern society, music and dance.

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