“Constructing Sochi” (WT)

documentary, in post production

The Imeretinskaya Bay – Sochi, the location of the Olympic Winter Games 2014.

We are observing the microcosm of the bay for three years, the process of land appropriation and turbo-modernization is recorded. We learn about the concrete impact of the megaproject on the people for whom the loss of their huge gardens means a loss of livelihood.

The film portrays Lena, Pascha and Volodja in their old and new homes. Through their eyes we experience their attachment to the land, their fight for their homes and the relocation to a newly built settlement.

“Constructing Sochi” (AT) / Director: Steffi Wurster / Camera: Eugen Schlegel / Line-producer: Alexander Bundtzen / Producer: Jakob Rühle / Production: Sinafilm Produktion und Verleih / WDR – Die Story

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Feature Film WAITING in Post-Production

THE TRIAD PROJECT: WAITING

Director: Simone Orlandini
Cast: Gary Lewis, Teresa di Paolo
Production: Sinafilm GmbH & Rebis Film GmbH
Writers: Teresina Moscatiello, Simone Orlandini, Jakob Rühle, Alfredo Bini
Status: Post-Production
Release: 2013

THE TRIAD PROJECT is an international feature film trilogy on the topic of war. The first part, WAITING, offers the viewer an intimate insight into the situation of a victim. An ordinary civilian (Teresa Di Paolo) lives through states of fear and despair alone in her flat, while war rages outside. The war cannot be evaded and she is trapped in the middle of it. During the course of the film, the violence penetrates her apartment, lastly in the form of a soldier (Gary Lewis).

The entire film was shot in a studio in Berlin. A new, environmentally friendly concept was applied to set construction: all the materials used, such as the straw and recycled wood, were in-keeping with our ecological sustainability guidelines.

For further Information and press material, please visit: www.triadproject.com

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You can´t be famous in Iceland (WT)

90 min. music documentary in development,  Director/Camera: Jakob Rühle, Writer/Producer: Paul Sullivan. Invited at the Documentary Pitch at RIFF Reykjavík International Film Festival / Nordic SOS, September 2009

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War Extras aka Almost Invisible (WT)

90 min. feature film in development, Author/Director: Teresina Moscatiello, funded by FFA und SOURCES 2 / MEDIA

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Ciao Pomodoro (WT)

90 min. feature film in development
Author: Alfonso Del Giudice
Co-Author/ Director: Teresina Moscatiello
Dramaturg: Franz Rodenkirchen
script development by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg

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Lychener 64 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg

Lychener 64 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg
a documentary by Jakob Rühle, Fabio Dondero & Teresina Moscatiello
Germany 2010,  84 min. color, 16:9, Digi Beta. fsk 0

Plot outline:

20 years after the German reunification, the largest urban renewal project in Europe has almost been completed. In the Prenzlauer Berg district of Berlin, one of the last old buildings in the area is being renovated: the block of flats in Lychenerstr. 64.Over a period of two years, the documentary follows the house and its residents through the process of transformation from substandard to standardised living, from individual freedom to conforming to the norm. „Lychener 64“ shows the different phases of the construction work on the house and gives all those who shaped this process of regional and social change a chance to have their say. It documents the negotiations, developments and mood changes in a community that steadily grows closer together. With varying degrees of persistence and negotiation skills, the protagonists face the diverse front of redevelopers. Between construction rubble, jackhammers and packed boxes, they deal with their everyday life and its absurd moments. At the same time we experience how the threat to their own living space triggers them into increasingly asking questions about individual freedom, assimilation or resistance. The protagonists find themselves in changing roles, as potential owners, outcasts, displaced persons or conned tenants. Will they benefit from the renovation? „Lychener 64“ is a film about everyday life and changes caused by the process of gentrification. Archive footage is used to link this reality with the history of Prenzlauer Berg and its many changes, where the struggle for living space has been a constant.

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My piano in times of crisis


My piano in times of crisis

short film (documentary) by Anne Pütz, Camera: Jakob Rühle
Germany 2010, 8 min, colour, HD

Plot outline:
Thorsten is in his mid 40s and a music teacher. Due to the world wide crisis he decides to fulfill his one and only dream: with all the money he has got, he can actually buy a grand piano. The film shows how Thorsten’s happiness grows, while the piano is taken into his too small flat…

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Ambulance of Substance


Ambulance of Substance
short film (documentary) by Teresina Moscatiello,
Germany/Israel 2004, 15 min. DigiBeta,

Plot outline:
A portrait of a night in an ambulance in Tel Aviv and its protagonists, who live in a country full of contradictions.

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About two


About two

short film (fiction) by Teresina Moscatiello,
Germany 2003, 5 min, Digi-Beta, b/w

Plot outline:
One night in Berlin. Two lonely people meet on a deserted train platform and are waiting for the next train, which does not come. A film about two people searching for love.

with: Birol Ünel, Sykriye Dönmez

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C.O.B. Civilians on the Battlefield

Civilians on the Battlefield
a documentary by Teresina Moscatiello
camera: Jakob Rühle /Germany 2006, 86 min, color, Digi Beta, fsk 12

Plotoutline:

„Civilians on the Battlefield“ tells the story of four Germans – two men and two women – who are all around 30 and work as „war extras“ for the U.S. Army at a combat training centre in the Bavarian forest. For a few weeks they play-act at being Arabian terrorists, sheiks or civilians, and simulate worstcase scenarios on German territory. In a “war-game” they help prepare the soldiers of the US-Army for the situation in Iraq.

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