The Mask of the Schwarzen-Löwenbergs

Telenovela pilot-episode by Elisabeth Bakambamba Tambwe| AT | © 2021 DIG UP Productions

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Synopsis

Malaïka, a young Congolese woman studying psychoanalysis in Switzerland, finds her life turned upside down during a seminar in Vienna. Coming from a wealthy family, her world suddenly collapses when she learns that her father, an influential man, is actively sought by Interpol following the collapse of a cobalt mine in the Congo, in which dozens of people died. All of them miners. Until now, the young woman has been entrenched behind a carefree life, but now she must face the unthinkable. Deprived, penniless, alone, hunted, she will forge a new identity while investigating her father’s misdeeds. Are the ambiguous characters she is confronted with throughout the episode really evil? Are they really that bad or are they just the result of history, their social conditions, or their impulses? False pretences, buried secrets, betrayals, murders, Malaïka is not at the end of her surprises.

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MALAIKA Joy Anwulika Alphonsus
MELANIE Elena Wolff
HANS Juergen J. Straub
FUDGO Jean Tambwe
THE LADY Lucie Strecker
WALTER David Ketter
SORAYA Arya Amir
ADRIAN Florian Bayer
NKANKU Jahson Tehuti
SEBASTIAN Evandro Pedroni
THE DOCTOR Bisi Lalemi
GERARD Philippe Riéra
MARTHA Esther Hutfless
HANS’ BODYGUARD Alexander Kirchner
FLIGHT HOSTESS Carina Fitzi
POLICE OFFICER #1 Patrick Bongola
POLICE OFFICER #2 Erwin Kovats
WAITRESS Magdalena Plöchl
CLEANING PERSONNEL Elisabeth Bakambamba Tambwe
RSVP HOST Sebastijan Geč
MUSICIAN AT GALA Phoebe Violet
MUSICIAN AT GALA Prince Zeka
LADY AT THE AIRPORT Heli Feldmüller
YOUNG STUDENT Alexander Reinberg
WAITRESS/DANCER #1 Imani Rameses
DANCER #2 Sammy Ekeh
EXTRA Kathinka Katzensprung, Silvia Bulgheresi, Lil Bulgheresi, Mara Niang, Mirella Zamuner, Momo Maresch, Toni Salburg, Salome Adam, Sabine Tatzgern, Tom Stuttard, Stefan Galvan, Alex Hacker, Alexander Weber, Brigitta Wally, Hermann Wally, Theresia Bachmaier, Angela Edlinger, Anna Demmelbauer, Elisabeth Schäfer, Katharina Fischer, Kathi Reisinger, Lian Hannah Walter, Magdalena Gruber, Ulrike Koch, Verena Kettner
DIRECTOR, WRITER Elisabeth Bakambamba Tambwe
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Brigitta Kanyaro
SCRIPT ADVISOR Alexander Reinberg
SCRIPT SUPPORT David Pujadas Bosch, Camille Chanel, Benoit Jouan, Esther Hutfless, Jean Tambwe, Jeremy Tambwe
SCRIPT/CONTINUITY SUPPORT
David Pujadas Bosch
 
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Patrick Wally
FIRST ASSISTANT CAMERA Mikhail Evstratov
  Christina Gaugg
  Lena Hummelsberger
  Caroline Liebhart
  Mark Rockenschaub
  Nikolas Unger
 
GAFFER Thomas Münster
  Bernhard Somera
  Georg Vogler
LIGHTING TECHNICIAN Mikhail Evstratov
  Dmitrijs Fjodorovs
  Lena Hummelsberger
  Jona Temper
 
SOUND Cristian Iorga
  Alex Siegel
 
ART DIRECTOR Alina Amman
ART DIRECTOR ASSISTANT Nora Mollay
 
COSTUME DESIGNER Anna Prischl
DRESSER Joseph Köberl
 
MAKE UP Ariane Riberio
  Vivianeva Platzer
 
CATERING Antonia Hofbauer
 
EDITOR Daniel Rutz
ASSISTANT EDITOR Dominic Kubisch
SOUND DESIGN Cristian Iorga
SOUND MIXER Alex Siegel
GRADING Daniel Hollerweger
 
COMPOSER Bernard Fleischmann
MUSIC BY Phoebe Violet
  Prince Zeka
 
PRODUCER Elisabeth Bakambamba Tambwe
PRODUCTION MANAGER Camille Chanel
  Beate Schalko
ACCOUNTANT Helmut Lenhardt
PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Anja Bačovský
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Jan Schaffer
  Myriam Patrou
  Ferdinand Zecha
CAR RENTAL Autoverleih Flott, FunCar
INSURANCE Helvetia Versicherung, Peter Mayr
 
PREPRODUCTION    
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR David Pujadas Bosch
COSTUME DESIGNER Anja Kohlweiss
 
MUSIC    
THEME SONG
by Phoebe Violet
  GALA SONG
by Prince Zeka
Fulu Miziki
by Kinshasa’s music warriors
 

Michael Stampfer, Nancy Mensah-Offei, Boris Ceko, Klara Pollak, Barbara Juch, Klaus Spiess, Pierre Finzi, Galia Baeva, Julian Sharp, David Bohun, Kerstin Schütze, Max Berner, Jasmin Avissar, Julia Zworoska, Georg Tiller, Maéva Ranaïvojaona, Eva Dertschei, Martin Reinhart, Markus Schalko, Elisabeth Schalko, Walter Schalko, Julian Berner, Christian Müller and François Luakabuanga Tambwe

University Lecturerer
Affiliation: Faculty of Philosophy and Education, University of Vienna
Esther Hutfless
FINO The Cosy Bar / NO NAME Bar Bojana Bregar, Tom Strutz, Uschi Strutz
GASTHAUS MÖSLINGER Roman und Richard Taudes
MIGRATION KITCHEN Michael Kalivoda
FREUD MUSEUM Daniela Finzi, Nora Haas
IMPULSTANZ Rio Rutzinger, Karl Regensburger
INTERCONTINENTAL WIEN Brigitte Trattner, Georg Vogler
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT VIENNA Stefanie Tomanek

Shift Project 2020-2021

The project was produced by Dig Up Productions within the framework of SHIFT, a programme of the City of Vienna to support innovative art and culture.