On 17th we shot the last picture of Parasiter i Paradiset! It was a great shooting with lovely people. We’ll be posting more pictures soon. Stay tuned…
All the best from Stockholm Airport
On Shooting Day 3 Piotr Kaplan began to get more and more insane…
On Day 4 we hiked through ‚Stenfjället‘, which Rut (one of our local ‚good souls‘) once described as dramatic rocks…
We think she’s quite right with this! On the top we couldn’t hear anything more than a light breeze, so our sound engineer Armin used his spare time to get close-up sounds of a mosquito.
Because it’s so beautiful up there, we made a half-team-photography (missing: Anna, Anna, Jeannette, Claus who stayed at the base to prepare a lot of stuff).
The weather is quite sunny and warm, but our screenplay says we need rain. Looking forward for some clouds … or firemen.
By the way, since yesterday we have a singing swedish set cook.
All the best from Bakvattnet!
Finally the shooting with the crew started on September 2nd.
We shot some nice images directly at the cabin, followed the next day by a trip to impressing waterfalls in Önrün. In the evening of September 3rd Boris alias „Piotr Kaplan“ took three times in a row a cold bath in Bakvattnet lake.
We also welcomed to Anna (production assistance) and Jeannette (art director).
This morning we had a very good breakfast, followed by a 2 hours search for mosquitos. At least we found one….
We’re looking forward for the next days with a lot of shootings in the mountains around Bakvattnet.
Boris alias ‚Piotr Kaplan‘ finally arrived at Östersund Airport in the evening of 29.08.14.
Back to the cabin, we had a welcome drink and were posing for lousy pictures with a rifle and us
The next morning, after breakfast …
… Boris took a very very cold bath in the lake and found very very tasty mushrooms afterwards.
In the afternoon we began rehearsing and went to a nice location later on.
Director and DOP were very exited and preparing to shoot …
… the very first take with Piotr Kaplan.
Tonight, the rest of the crew is going to arrive and bring some coffee, beer and food. We’re very much looking forward for Armin (sound engineer), Gregor (1. camera assistant) and Claus (producer)…
Yesterday the sun came back and we were welcoming a new team member: Akif, the assistant director arrived at Östersunds Airport. We had some fun in the biggest ‚Lopis‘ (swedish rummage) of Sweden in Brunflo:
When we came back to Sjörista, we found the willow herb in front of the cabin all covered in their white ‚hairs‘
The next day we started to scout locations and story-board the first scenes…
Back in the cottage we welcomed our next team member, Johnny Mauser, who will play the part of Johnny Mauser…
In the night there were some spectacular northern lights covering the sky.
After a while they went as fast as they had appeared and the sky turned blue again.
Meanwhile in Cologne the rest of the team prepares the equipment for the travel to Sweden tomorrow night….
We’re still working on a solution to have faster Wifi in the woods (which is kind of strange..). Thats why we post a summary of the last two days:
On Saturday we were having a very nice time in Evas Pensionat. The local people are very nice and we enjoyed the lovely evening with them. By the way, the woman who is dancing was 84 years old…
On Sunday we shot some rainy mood pictures. It’s still raining and until now we can’t imagine, that it will stop at any time
At the moment we’re sitting in Östersund. On the way to OSD we had to stop because of a traffic light in the middle of nowhere…
And there’s some more good news: We’ll join the moose hunting on the first of september and found a nice old rifle for the set decoration (pics will follow).
meanwhile in Cologne the last bureaucratic preparations are scheduled….
Yesterday our adventure started: Jeannette (art director), Chris (D.o.P.) and Basti (author and director) traveled to Bakvattnet in Jämtland/Sweden.
And we got real good news: we will receive state film funding from Film-und Medienstiftung NRW.
Thanks to everyone that helped us so much in the preproduction.
We’re looking forward to shoot “Parasites in Paradise”!!!
the first meal in the cabin….
time with very slow internet started….
… and we found a car for one of the beginning scenes
Beginning from the 20th of August we’ll post making-of pictures, movies and reports for a movie called ‚Parasiter i Paradiset‘. A bunch of ten people will be arriving in Bakvattnet to shoot this 40 min shortfilm. A production of KHM (Academy of Media Arts Cologne) in cooperation with payapix filmproduction, funded by Filmstiftung NRW supported by Filmpool Jämtland and various supporting companies. To see what the movie is about, click about. To see who participates in this project, click Cast & Crew.
If you like to know more about the project or like to support us in any way, don’t hesitate to write a mail to parasiten /at/ payapix.net