THE GREEN PARROT

By Elsa KREMSER, Levin PETER

RAUMZEITFILM PRODUKTION - as PROD

First film - Development 2023

How the life of an autopsy assistant runs off the rails because he meets a woman who is welcoming death.

Festivals
& Awards

Berlinale 2017
Kompagnon Script Development Award
    • Year of production
    • 2023
    • Genres
    • First film, Romance, Drama
    • Countries
    • AUSTRIA
    • Languages
    • RUSSIAN, ENGLISH, GERMAN
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Elsa KREMSER, Levin PETER
    • Producer(s)
    • Elsa KREMSER (RAUMZEITFILM PRODUKTION), Levin PETER (RAUMZEITFILM PRODUKTION), Lixi FRANK (PANAMA Film), David BOHUN (PANAMA Film)
    • Synopsis
    • THE GREEN PARROT recounts the story of 34-year-old Misha. At night he works as an autopsy assistant, during the day he paints corpses in oils. Misha gets to know 17-year-old Anna, whose suicide attempt made it possible for them to meet in the first place. For both of them, loneliness has led to an obsession with death – yet out of this situation unleash the most beautiful forms of feeling alive: creativity and love. Interweaving documentary principles and staged components, this experimental hybrid exploration promises to produce an extraordinary film in both form and content. This is all the more so because the authors never seem to judge or interpret – neither the people, nor the world in which they are trying to define themselves. Instead they observe and let spaces emerge that are driven by compelling images and characters, and not by authorial narrative intentions. When a radical trust in one’s material is stronger than all fears of rejection, then it becomes possible for unforgettable films with a heartbeat to evolve. THE GREEN PARROT has this potential.
    • Partners & financing
    • Austrian Film Insitute (ÖFI) - Script Development Level 1&2
      Carinthia Film Fund - Script Development
    • Production schedule
    • Project Development Financing Winter 2020
      Project Development including Test Shooting / Summer 2021
      Production Financing Winter 2021
      Shooting Summer 2022
      Postproduction Winter 2022
      Completion planned for Spring 2023
    • Beginning of shooting
    • May 15, 2022
    • End of shooting
    • Aug 31, 2022