8 Crisis
Pregnancies

A Documentary Film,
that breaks the silence.

8 Crisis
Pregnancies

A Documentary Film,
that breaks the silence.

It takes a lot of courage to talk about the real questions of life, as there are an estimated 35,000 abortions per year in Austria.

Experts

A.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Daniela Karall, IBCLC

 

  • Medical University Innsbruck
  • University Hospitals Innsbruck, Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
  • Deputy Director of the Pediatric Clinic
  • Pediatrician in the field of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine for Congenital Metabolic Disorders
  • President of the Austrian Society for Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Verena Schindler, BSc.

 

  • Psychotherapist (in training under supervision) – Individual Psychology
  • through many years of professional experience in psychosocial areas and socio-educational institutions
  • focus and experience are in dealing with mentally stressed children, adolescents, and adults

Verena Schindler, BSc.

 

  • Psychotherapist (in training under supervision) – Individual Psychology
  • through many years of professional experience in psychosocial areas and socio-educational institutions
  • focus and experience are in dealing with mentally stressed children, adolescents, and adults

Rita Dullinger

 

  • Counsellor for 45 years
  • Ordained Pastor
  • Headed a Christian Rehabilitation Center for Addicts in Australia (2004-2018)
  • Teaches at Teen Challenge
  • Accompanies many women through the trauma of an abortion

Mag. Valerie De Agostini

 

  • Married, mother of 4 children
  • A son with Trisomy 21
  • Psychological Counsellor
  • Life Coach and Social Counsellor
  • Consulting focus | Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Abortion

Mag. Valerie De Agostini

 

  • Married, mother of 4 children
  • A son with Trisomy 21
  • Psychological Counsellor
  • Life Coach and Social Counsellor
  • Consulting focus | Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Abortion

Protagonists

Barbara Heißenberger

Christine Faiella

Ann-Christin Holzinger

Julia Granitzer

Petra Plonner

Peter Eilichmann

Timothy Hall

Anna Artes

Artistic Approach

 

With Poetry Slammer Adina Wilcke as the spokeswoman for the film, the Director Tamás Kiss wants to break new ground with someone who has the gift to perform her monologue in a truly poetic but also fully natural way. Good poetry also engages those watching and draws their feelings into the topics. 

We especially want to engage with the young generation and invite them to an inner discourse with themselves. This requires a fresh, authentic approach, and we are convinced that the chosen artistic concept reflects the pulse of the times. 

Furthermore, this film is intentionally structured so that we can present individual elements in an attractive manner though social media channels. In this way specific statements from the interview partners or parts of the monologue bring attention to the whole film.

Press Reviews

“And this year it was the young student Adina Wilcke with her piece” Diagnosis Lung Cancer “, who was very happy about her victory. … A somewhat dramatic but nevertheless amusing and imaginative piece, which the actors also liked the best and thus also won the first “Actors Choice” award, in the form of a home distilled bottle of Schnapps from Jimi Lend. “

The KLEINKUNST Vienna | Austria

 

“… the newcomer Adina (from Vienna) spoke about human trafficking from the perspective of a girl who experienced it. You could almost have heard a pin drop in the hall. Responding to the concluding statement of this Viennese woman “The human being is a human being, is a human being”, the audience reacted very enthusiastically … “

The MAINPOST Bad Neustadt | Germany

Extracts from Stage and Screen

“M – a City looks for a Murderer”, feature film series
Vienna (2019) Role: Mother of Bobo, Director: David Schalko

“A Woman needs a Plan”
Vienna and Upper Austria (2017/2018) Director: Adina Wilcke

“An autobiographical Fairy Tale”
Salzburg Festival (2016) Slam Poetry, Solo

Director

 

Originally from Serbia but born in Vienna to the Hungarian minority.

Hating convention, he went into business for himself immediately after completing his training as a filmmaker. So, he has been an independent director, cameraman, author and producer since he was 21.

His specialties are advertising, documentary, and film productions, in which he already has several years of experience and has also been able to collect prizes such as the Dolphin of Cannes.

Composer

 

Christian Heschl is a multi-award-winning Film & TV composer, born in 1996 and located with his studio in Lower Austria near Vienna. He learned the trumpet and completed a jazz education. He then learned the piano and cello and began his greatest passion – composing.

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Christian’s diverse repertoire ranges from recorded epic full orchestral scores to pure production music or small intimate, ensembles and hybrid scores featuring various electronic elements combined with solo instruments to create a unique sound and melody for each score.
For his works Christian won several awards in for “Best Original Score” at the Los Angeles Film Awards, LA Short Awards, New York Film Awards and at the CineFest LA.

In addition, Christian writes music for several music libraries, such as Chroma Music & Atom Music, for trailer and TV placements at Disney, Marvel, Universal, NBC, ABC, CBS and many more. Since 2019 Christian has also been producing music for the ORF music library – ORF Enterprise.

Screenings

Screenings (Recommended viewing age 14+)

PREMIERE
Hollywood Megaplex Gasometer | VIENNA
Sunday, 8 May 2022 at 4 pm
Wednesday, 11 May 2022 at 7.30 pm
Entry: Free donation | Tickets & More

Hollywood Megaplex SCN | VIENNA
Sunday, 15 May 2022 at 4 pm
Wednesday, 18 May 2022 at 7.30 pm
Entry: Free donation | Tickets & More

Hollywood Megaplex | ST PÖLTEN
Sunday, 22 May 2022 at 4 pm
Wednesday, 25 May 2022 at 7.30 pm
Entry: Free donation | Tickets & More

Hollywood Megaplex Pluscity | LINZ
Sunday, 12 June 2022 at 4 pm
Wednesday, 15 June 2022 at 7.30 pm
Entry: Free donation | Tickets & More

Metropol Kino mit 4DX  | INNSBRUCK
Sunday, 19 June 2022 at 4 pm
Wednesday, 22 June 2022 at 7.30 pm
Entry: Free donation | Tickets & More

 

Further screenings planned

Festivals
Planned submissions:

Tirana International Film Festival  I  Tirana, Albanien
24-30. September 2022
http://tiranafilmfest.com

APOX Film Festival  I  Veli Lošinj, Kroatien
4-11. Oktober 2022
https://filmfreeway.com/APOXfilmfestival

 

Press

Partner and Supporters

Mag. Renate
Bárány

Andreas & Kerstin
Freudenberg

Diplom Lebensberaterin
Brigitte Fetz

Dr. Andreas
Baumgartner

Karen &
Gary Prokash

Philippe &
Laura Vallerand

Stiftung
Ostr. Mag. Walter Fritsch

Dr. Stefan Pokall
Kinder- und Jugendchirurg
wir sind da für Kinder jeden Alters

Dietrich &
Ute Waldmann

Credits

Director
Tamás Kiss

Music Composer
Christian Heschl

Producers
Sonja Horswell
Chris Horswell

Production Manager
David Horswell

CREW

Production Manager
Denise Neckam

Recording Supervisor
Andreas Reischl, BA

Set Design
Viktoria Schindler

‘A’ Camera
Deniz Lindenberg, BA, AAC

‘ B’ Camera
Florian Lindenberg, BA AAC

Best Boy
Daniel Steiner

Sound, Light and Stage
Florian Tomsic

Dolly Operator
Daniel Steiner
Florian Klein

Grips
Alexander Boboschewski, AAC
Theresa Ferstl

Make-up Artist
Judith Grübl

Catering
Mag. Sonja Smutny
Ayda Radfar, BA
Ursula Rameder

Graphic Designer
Ing. Michaela Maria Wartbichler

Web Design & Webpage Services
Phoenix Digital Arts
idlab media GmbH

POSTPRODUCTION

Editor
David Horswell

Assistant Editor
Alexander Heissenberger

Data Wrangler
Andreas Reischl, BA

Audio Mixing and Mastering
Tjandra Warsosumarto, BA

Colorist
Daniel Hollerweger

DCP Production
Andreas Draxler

Transcript
Tabea Schindler, BA

Voiceover for Timothy
Marc Vogel

Postproduction Video Services
Performance Picture Entertainment
Tjandra Warsosumarto

Contact and information about the project:

Andreas Reischl