Opinion, The Good and The Bad

The Good and the Bad – September

Lately I have been doing a lot of research for my own short film.

Everyone in the movie industry starts to watch movies and TV shows in a different way than people unrelated to the business – because we see the hidden work that has been put into it. So I’ve decided to share one good and one bad experience I had while watching films/shows every month. If you are interested in my opinion (and how I would improve it/what I will take to heart for my own projects) – read on 😉

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Behind The Scenes, Short Film

On Set of the Filmakademie – Cockroach

Cockroach… What a title 😉 This summer, I got an audition at the Filmakademie in Vienna – one of the better known teachers there being the great Austrian film director Michael Haneke (If you don’t know him yet, better go check him out ^^). Eventually I got cast in this project “Cockroach” and another one, “Sangre del Toro”. This post is about my experience on set of Cockroach, and the short is there too.

Filmakademie Project “Cockroach”
Location: Vienna, Austria
Date: Summer 2018
Director: Ani Novakovic
Crew: Kris Machtlinger, Julia Sternthal, Felix Leitner, Sarah May Handler, Dimi Fjodorovs and Benni Pieber
Cast: Dominik Dos-Reis, Annalena Kubinger and Ingo Paulick

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Behind The Scenes, Commercial

On Set of the Mercedes-Benz Commercial

… and well, that’s that actually; I was on the set of the Mercedes-Benz Commercial, but in the end our super awesome squad was cut from the final version 😉

Mercedes-Benz X-Class Commercial Campaign
Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Date: Summer 2017
Production: Markenfilm (Germany), BAS Production (Slovenia)
Agency: Lukas Lindemann Rosinski, Hamburg
Director: Jan Wentz
Exec. Creative Director: Arno Lindemann (Mercedes Instagram Post by Arno Lindemann)
Costume Design: Charlotte Chadwick & Damir Raković Ponorelii
Cast: Annalena Kubinger (Marie Antoinette) and Manca Kaplan, Jernej Indihar, Gasper and more (=super awesome squad)

I had a lot of fun filming this international commercial, and I got to shoot a few behind the scenes moments.

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Behind The Scenes, Personal message, Short Film

Personal Life: One more month in L.A.

After my first two months in L.A. my student visa is running out – but just in time I got the chance to work on another project while I am here. Which meant that I had to cancel my flight back home and book a new one. It also meant, that I’m still not getting everything done that I had planned to do – like replying to messages I got after the New Year’s Concert.

I promise I will get to all of them after my current project is done. Also, I promise that I will post a blog entry once a week starting this week. (And this week I’m already doing it :D) I loved the messages I got from all around the world and it means so much to me that people actually watched my work and enjoyed it.

My next project will be quite dark though. I’m not going to spoil it, but I can say this much: It’s called “Love Fiercely” and it is a short film about a girl with depression.

Love Fiercely IG #1
“Love Fiercely” Cast Introduction on Instagram by Reactant Films

Currently I am living with the girl who is playing the other lead, and it turned out that we are both German speakers. Doesn’t mean that we are actually talking in German though 😉

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Ana and Rey – Life on Set

So this is it for now, I have to get back to work and write a letter as my character (you will see it in the movie later).

All the best from Hollywood, L.A.

Love, Annalena

Television

Vienna New Year’s Concert 2018

This year I had the great honor to work with Georg Riha and his talented crew on the Break Film for the Vienna Philharmonic’s New Year’s Concert 2018. I will post more Behind the Scenes after it has officially aired (1.1.2018, ORF 2 Europe, 11:15am GMT+1 (Austria)), but I wanted to share a few (German) articles before that.

Wiener Philharmoniker Neujahrskonzert 2018 – ORF Pausenfilm über Wiener Moderne
Location: Vienna, Austria
Date: Summer 2017
Airing: 1.1.2018 (worldwide)
Production: RIHA FILM for ORF
Crew: Georg Riha, Thomas Kirschner, Dominik Steiner, Birgitte Guggenbichler,… more below
Cast: Annalena Kubinger, Philip Kolb and Viennese Philharmonics

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Commercial

On Set with Lily James and Vöslauer

One of my first commercials was this year’s Vöslauer ad – fitting for an Austrian actress to start with an Austrian Mineral Water Brand. It also featured Lily James, and – in the director’s cut only – me.

Title: Vöslauer Commercial – “The Chase” with Lily James
Location: Austria, Vienna
Date: Spring 2017
Production: PPM Production
Crew: Anthony Mandler and more
Cast: Lily James & extras

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