First official film still of ZAZY (AT) - set visit of the co-production partners

On March 30, the co-production partners of the feature film ZAZY (AT) visited the shooting at Schloss Ehreshoven in Engelskirchen near Cologne. In addition, the first official film still with Ruby O. Fee in the title role was released.

On Monday, March 30, 2015, the co-production partners Bastie Griese and Philip Borbély from the MMC Movies, Andre Paulssen from WeFadeToGrey, Stephan Colli from Torus and Monika Allegretti from Ludwig camera rental the shooting and the team around author and director M.X.Oberg and the producers Daniel man and Marco Gilles visited the film set of ZAZY (AT) in Ehreshoven Castle in Engelskirchen near Cologne.

There they got an impression of the ongoing filming with the main actors Ruby O. Fairy (Zazy) and Paul Boche (Tomek).

"We consider ourselves very lucky to have gained partners such as the broadcasters WDR and RBB and the companies WeFadeToGrey, Torus, Maier Bros. and Ludwig Kameraverleih for the project. They are not only co-financiers, but also do an excellent job as service providers in the areas of image post-production, sound post-production, lighting and camera. We are especially grateful to the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, which has supported our project with a substantial financial contribution. Accordingly, we are pleased to be able to realize the shooting exclusively in NRW, with the exception of the foreign shooting in Trentino, with an outstanding team. We have a long-standing partnership with our co-producer MMC Movies. It is great that MMC Movies is on board with ZAZY and actively supports us from the preparation and financing to the realization of the production," say producers Daniel Mann and Marco Gilles.

In addition, the gilles mann filmproduktion published the first official film still with Ruby O. Fee in the title role Zazy.

Short Content: Zazy (18) is doing an apprenticeship as a tailor in a small town in Trentino. When she meets the elegant and quite wealthy Marianna (39) from Germany, she senses a chance to move up into better society. Together with her boyfriend Tomek (23), Zazy finds a way to worm her way into Marianna's life. Soon the young couple has Marianna in their hands - a sadistic power game begins.

Zazy is played by Ruby O. Fairywhich is currently showing in German cinemas with ALS WIR TRÄUMTEN by Andreas Dresen. ALS WIR TRÄUMTEN celebrated its world premiere in competition at this year's Berlinale. For her role in the crime scene HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SARAH, Ruby O. Fee was awarded the Cinema Jupiter Award as "Best National Actress" and the Günter Strack Television Award as "Best Newcomer" in 2014. She is one of the most promising and successful young German actresses.

At the side of Ruby O. Fee and in front of the camera of Ralf M. Mendle plays Paul Boche the role of Zazy's friend Tomek, Petra Van de Voort plays Marianna and Philippe Brenninkmeyer her husband Maximilian.

For book and direction M.X.Oberg who recently scored an international arthouse success with STRATOSPHERE GIRL.

ZAZY (AT) is produced by the Cologne-based production company gilles mann film production with the producers Daniel man and Marco Gilles in coproduction with MMC Movies, Bastie Griese and Philip Borbély in collaboration with WeFadeToGrey, Torus, Maier Bros. and Ludwig camera rental.

On the broadcasting side, the following are responsible Andrea Hanke for the WDR and Cooky Ziesche for the RBB.

ZAZY (AT) is brought to the cinemas by Cologne-based Real Fiction Film Distribution, Joachim Kühn; the Cinema release is for Summer 2016 notified.

The production is sponsored by the Film and Media Foundation NRW and the German Federal Film Fund (DFFF).

Filming will run until mid-April in NRW in Cologne and at MMC Studios, ending in Riva del Garda in Trentino in northern Italy.

About gilles mann filmproduktion:
gilles-mann filmproduktion develops and produces material for national and international television and feature films. Managing partners are Marco Gilles and Daniel Mann. The goal is to create entertainment with sophisticated stories, strong emotionality and the prospect of a large audience.

The Hungarian-German co-production with gilles-mann filmproduktion BIBLIOTHEQUE PASCAL by director Szabolcs Hajdu was the 2011 Hungarian selection for "Best Non-English Language Film" at the Academy Awards and premiered at the International Forum of Young Cinema at the Berlinale 2010.

For the TV two-parter GO WEST - FREIHEIT UM JEDEN PREIS, produced together with teamWorx, Marco Gilles and Daniel Mann were nominated for the "Best Multi-part" of the German Television Award 2011.

Both were also involved as associate producers in the MMC co-production CHÉRI by director Stephen Frears, starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Kathy Bates, among others.

About MMC Movies Köln GmbH:
MMC Movies Köln is a sister company and the film production arm of MMC Studios Köln, which operates one of Europe's largest studio facilities in Cologne-Ossendorf.

MMC Movies co-produces national and international feature film productions for cinema and TV. Productions shot at MMC Studios include the five-time Oscar-nominated hit film DIE FABELHAFTE WELT DER AMÉLIE and CHÉRI - EINE KOMÖDIE DER EITELKEITEN, as well as German feature films such as 7 ZWERGE - MÄNNER ALLEIN IM WALD - one of the most successful German-language films ever with almost 7 million moviegoers - and HILDE and DIE ABENTEUER DES HUCK FINN.

Photo: Ruby O. Fee as Zazy in ZAZY (AT) © gilles-mann filmproduktion 2015