Original Title: Joschi und der Film
Joschi is a film specialist, so to speak. He is no film critic, not a filmmaker, but an expert on film through his long work experience. So it’s about a very different, though quite in-depth view at the medium film. The documentary accompanies Joschi over a long period of time – from the set to the premiere of the movie. Joschi develops his views on individual projects, but also on the scene at all: From his story to HISTORY of AUSTRIAN FILM.
2012; Austria; Documentary, Tv show; 52 minutes; 1:1.77 (16:9); Stereo; Original Language: German; Subtitles: English
Bertram Hellermann, Roland Freinschlag, Walter Reichl
Roland Freinschlag, Ina Fischer, Georg Macek
Kira Schinko, Sandra Krampelhuber
Klaus Maria Brandauer
Klaus Maria Brandauer
Statement of the Director: „I think that the project „Joschi and the Stars“ is an unbelievable chance to tell about film and film production in an unusual, original and entertaining way. This movie should show how much highly specialized work the medium film includes and how important efficient funding systems for the national films are. This should be told without moralizing observations. It is a perspective coming from the inside and from the outside, but at the same time it keeps an critical view on the happenings, because the observer is not part of them.“
2009Balkan Blues – Die Wiener Tschuschenkapelle auf Ba
2011Quer… durch die Woche
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).
2014 Kafka, Ganja, Maniacs
2007 Midsummer Madness
2005 Fremde Haut
2004 Fräulein Phyllis
2012 Slatin Pascha
2011 Gas Monopoly
Michael Haneke was born on March 23rd 1942. Haneke has worked in television‚ theatre and cinema and is also known for raising social issues in his work. Besides working as a filmmaker he also teaches directing at the Filmacademy Vienna.
2009 Das weiße Band – Eine deutsche Kindergeschic
2001 La pianiste
The idea for this documentary is based on Josef Deininger alias „Joschi“ and his unique story of life. In 1985 Joschi started his career as a taxi driver, but soon he specialized on the film- and music business in Austria. He says he never found the ideal job – he used to be an accountant- but at this one at least he gets to meet interesting people, like Michael Haneke, Christoph Walt, Catherine Deneuve, John Malkovich etc. It took two years to get Joschi attached to the project and one year to shoot and edit the movie, but with great success.
Klaus Maria Brandauer studied music and drama at the university in Stuttgart. He fell in love with stage acting and therefore didn’t like to work in movies except for two small parts in Top Secret (1972) and Októberi vasárnap (1979). This changed when Hungarian director István Szabó gave him a leading part in Mephisto (1981). Brandauer received the actors award in Cannes and that opened door to international films.
1991 White Fang
1985 Out of Africa
1983 Never Say Never Again
Erni Mangold was born on January 25 th 1927. She is an Austrian actress and stage director. Since 1948, she had appeared in more than 75 films and TV productions.
2011 Anfang 80
1995 Before sunrise