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Welcome to Karastan (2013-2014)
german title Welcome to Karastan
movie type Indie Feature Film
directed by Ben Hopkins
writing credits diverse
executive production Brandstorm Entertain...
distributor Piffl Medien GmbH
country Germany, Georgian, Great Britain, Russia
genre Black Comedy

Cast  production info | cast | crew | companies | projectdata | gallery | awards | links
Cast Part
Matthew Macfadyen   Emil Forester  [L]
Noah Taylor  Xan Butler  [L]
MyAnna Buring  Chulpan  [L]
Richard van Weyden  President Abashiliev  [SR]
Lasha Bakradze  Ruslan  [SR]
Ali Cook  Daniel  [SR]

Crew production info | cast | crew | companies | projectdata | gallery | awards | links
Departement Credit Name
Accounting Dept. production accountant Andrea Beier
Camera Department director of photography Jörg Gruber
2nd unit dop Sandro Japaridze Making Of
first assistant camera Nadine Lang nur Deutschland RED, Angenieux
second assistant camera Nicole Smith Nur Deutschland
Casting casting director Wildman Hall
extras/bit player casting Christiane Plum deutscher Teil
Director's Department director Ben Hopkins
1st assistant director Dirk Eberling 1.AD Germany
script supervisor Gabriele Mattner Geogisch-Britisch-Deutsch-Russische Copr
Editing editor Alan Levy
Grip key/dolly grip Lars Prahl Deutschland
Lighting gaffer Martin Bourgund Georgia; Germany
electrician J. Paul Fahle nur Frankfurt/M
lighting assistant Joscha Fuss
Music composer Andreas Lucas
Producer producer Mike Downey
producer Vladimer Vova Katcharava
producer Sam Taylor
co-producer Andreas Eicher
co-producer Artem Vasiliev
co-producer Daniel Zuta
executive producer Stephen Daldry
associate producer Julia Irene Peters
Production Design production designer Anette Reuther deutscher Teil
prop master Susanne Richter deutscher Teil
standby props Tolga Özkol deutscher Teil
Production Mgt. production manager Axel Unbescheid deutscher Teil
production coordinator Mathias Krämer 1. Aufnahmeleiter
set manager / 3rd AD Tobias Hofmann
production driver Anne Schütz
production assistant Viktor Jochum Set Runner
Screenplay screenwriter Ben Hopkins
screenwriter Pawel Pawlikowski
dialog editor Christoph Ulbich
Sound Department production sound mixer Petra Gregorzewski deutscher Teil
boom operator Simone Jung Deutschland
Sound Post Production dialogue editor Christoph Ulbich
Foley Recordist Christoph Oertel
foley artist Olaf Simon

Production Companies production info | cast | crew | companies | projectdata | gallery | awards | links
company
20 Steps [ge]
Arte Senderbeteiligung
Daniel Zuta Filmproduktion Koproduktion
Film and Music Entertainment Ltd. [uk]
Metrafilms [ru]
Brandstorm Entertainment AG

Distributors production info | cast | crew | companies | projectdata | gallery | awards | links
company  
Piffl Medien GmbH

Facilities production info | cast | crew | companies | projectdata | gallery | awards | links
 department company
 Production Design Makeup and Hair Filmservice Thomas Vogt Maskenmobil
 Lighting Lighting and Utilities MBF Filmtechnik GmbH Drehorte Hessen
 Production Production Services delikat & ausgewogen Catering
  Production Services Friendz GmbH Set-move, Equipment-...
 In Front of the Camera Animals for Film Renate´s Film-Tier-Ranch Australian Shepherd

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Recipients Year Award Category  
Daniel Zuta 2014 Filmfest Hamburg Produzentenpreis Kino-Kopro... won
Vladimer Vova Katcharava 2014 Filmfest Hamburg Produzentenpreis Kino-Kopro... won
Mike Downey 2014 Filmfest Hamburg Produzentenpreis Kino-Kopro... nominated
Sam Taylor 2014 Filmfest Hamburg Produzentenpreis Kino-Kopro... nominated
Artem Vasiliev 2014 Filmfest Hamburg Produzentenpreis Kino-Kopro... nominated

Release dates production info | cast | crew | companies | projectdata | gallery | awards | links
Premiere Germany (Movie Theater) 21.05.2015

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production info
 
first shooting day
21.01.2013  
last shooting day
02.03.2013  
  locations Georgien, Hessen  
  runtime 100 min.  
  film boards Hessen-Invest Film: 300.000,- Eur
Hessische Filmförderung (HFF-Land) : 9.000,- € (Verleih)
German Federal Film Board: 135.000,- Eur
BFI British Film Institute
Eurimages (Europe): 550.000,- Eur
 
technical info  
  Colour/B&W colour