NEVRLAND

A DEPTH-PSYCHOLOGICAL COMING-OF-AGE STORY

NEVRLAND is a feature film by writer-director Gregor Schmidinger and tells the story of 17-year-old Jakob who wants nothing more than to feel alive but uncontrollable anxiety attacks force him to escape into fictional and virtual worlds.

A chance encounter in a sex-cam-chat marks the beginning of an online relationship with the seemingly perfect 26-year old Kristjan. It’s not until the death of Jakob’s only true emotional attachment, his grandfather, that he is willing to meet up with Kristjan in real life.

Over the course of one night, they embark on a transpersonal journey to the wounds of their soul where Jakob must face his biggest fear.

“One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.”

– Friedrich Nietzsche

MOOD

SCREENWRITER
DIRECTOR

GREGOR SCHMIDINGER

Gregor was born on April 16th 1985. He studied Digital Television at the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences and wrote his diploma thesis about Transmedia Storytelling. Afterwards, he studied Screenwriting at the University of California in Los Angeles. Since 2012 he works as a freelance screenwriter and director mostly for commercials. His two short films THE BOY NEXT DOOR (2007) and HOMOPHOBIA (2012) have combined more than 15 million views on YouTube.

THE BOY NEXT DOOR (2008)
Short Film | 10 min.
13 Million Views on YouTube

HOMOPHOBIA (2012)
Short Film | 23 min.
4 Million Views on YouTube

CAST

TBA*

TBA*

JAKOB

FERRY DOEDENS

FERRY DOEDENS

KRISTJAN

JOSEF HADER

JOSEF HADER

FATHER

HANS-MICHAEL REHBERG

HANS-MICHAEL REHBERG

GRANDFATHER

As part of project development, we did a screen test with Ferry Doedens in Vienna. On the left, you can find a sample scene from the extensive screen test.

* We’ll start casting Jakob once NEVRLAND is fully funded.

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

ROLF DEKENS, NSC

Rolf was born in 1987 in the Netherlands. He is a member of the Netherland Society of Cinematographers and is currently living and working in Amsterdam (NL) and Los Angeles (USA). Rolf has shot more than 10 feature length movies such as DEAD AGAIN IN TOMBSTONE (2017), STORM (2017) and WIPLALA (2014), four TV shows such as Netflix’sTOKYO TRIAL (2016) and many music videos and commercials for clients such as Amstel, Danone, Heineken, McDonalds and many more.

You can find an extensive list of Rolf’s work on his website rolfdekens.nl

PRODUCTION

ULRICH GEHMACHER | Orbrock (AT)

After working for over 15 years in cultural management as a directing assistant, personal assistant and deputy for artistic directors and business directors for festival, opera, ballett and theaters, Ulrich founded his film production company ORBROCK. In 2015, he produced his first feature film, SEVENTEEN (104 min) with which he just won Best Picture at the Max-Ophüls Film Festival in 2017.

More information on orbrock.com

ELBE STEVENS | Elbe Stevens Film (NL)

Elbe Stevens (Roermond, 1968) studied Audio-visual Design at the Sint Joost Academie in Breda. Since 2011, he has focused on producing dramas. In 2015, he produced his first feature film, CODE M (98 min), with Bijker Film/TV and the broadcaster AVRO/TROS; it was directed by Dennis Bots and distributed internationally by Sola Media from Germany. Code M is already sold to Germany, Turkey, France and Brasil.

More information on elbestevens.nl

Austrian Film Institute
Granted

Austrian Public Broadcaster
Granted

Vienna Film Fund
Granted

SOCIAL MARKETING

SOCIAL MEDIA

We have already a strong community of almost 35.000 Facebook Fans

CROWDFUNDING

We have collected 18.000 €
with our first Kickstarter

TRANSMEDIA

We want to expand Nevrland into different media channels

Based on our social media analytics we can already say that we appeal especially to people between 14 and 34 years of age.

This is exactly the Millenial generation we want to specifically target with Nevrland.

For the cinematic release of Nevrland in 2019, we want to have reached the following Social Media goals:

Facebook Fans

Instagram Fans

Tumblr Follower

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