At Swim-Two-Birds

Original Title: In Schwimmen-Zwei-Vögel

technical information

1997; Austria; Drama; 90 minutes; HDCAM-SR; Original Language: English; Subtitles: German

credits

Director
Kurt Palm
Writer
Flann O'Brien (book), Kurt Palm
D.O.P.
Wolfgang Lehner
Editor
Karina Ressler
Music
Chrono Popp
Production Company
Fischer Film
Producer
Markus Fischer
Art Director
Ursula Hübner
Costume Design
Wilbirg Reiter-Heinisch, Renato Uz
Make Up Artist
Karin Schön, Ulli Koppe
Sound
Bruno Pisek
Production Manager
Axl Newrkla
Line Producer
Thomas Dirnhofer

cast

Paul Shanahan/Shorty Andrews
Andreas Sobik
Antony Lamont/Slug Willard
Renato Uz
Dermot Trellis
Andreas Karner
Pooka MacPhellimey
Johannes Friesinger
John Furriskey
Karl Ferdinand Kratzl
Sweeny
Stefan Wieland
Jem Casey
Ernst Wolzenburg
Finn Mac Cool
Harry Rowohlt
Bran
Werner Wultsch
  • Kurt Palm
  • Markus Fischer

Kurt Palm

In 1981 Palm wrote his dissertation on Brecht and Austira at the University of Salzburg. Since 1982, Kurt Palm works as a director, writer and educational worker. In 1989 he founded the legendary theater group Sparverein "Die Unzertrennlichen" in Vienna. From 1994 to 1996 he directed 24 episodes of the show hosted by Hermes Phettberg. Since November 19th 1998 Palm is a member of the Society of Jem Casey, Dublin. He lives in Vienna and Litzlberg am Attersee.

Selective Filmography

Feature Film
2005
The Measuring of the Calves
2003
The Cut Through the Throat
1997
At Swim-Two-Birds
Feature Documentary
2007
Hermes Phettberg, Wretch
photo of Kurt Palm

Markus Fischer


After finishing high school (1979) and job training, Markus Fis­cher began working as a cinematographer. In 1988 he passed the state-certified producer exam and founded Fischer Markus Film­produktion, based in Linz, Upper Austria.
In 1998, Markus Fischer decided to take a further step towards more independence and founded the Vienna-based Fischer Film GmbH.
With this company, it is Fischer’s goal to develop and produce Aus­trian films by well known filmmakers, as well as by young and tal­ented writers, directors and artists and also European Co-Produc­tions. Markus Fischer is a member of the “aafp - Association of Austrian Film Producers,” the Association of the Music and Film Industry Austria, and an EAVE graduate (Les Entrepre­neurs de l’Audiovisuel Europeen).

Selective Filmography

Feature Film
2014
Kafka, Ganja, Maniacs
2007
Midsummer Madness
2005
Fremde Haut
2004
Fräulein Phyllis
Feature Documentary
2012
Slatin Pascha
2011
Gas Monopoly
photo of Markus Fischer
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