“His Mother’s House” - « La Maison de sa Mère », the new film project by German writer-director André Schneider (who also authored “Die Feuerblume”), will be both, a homage and a vehicle for Marisa Mell. The late actress, who died in 1992, will “play” a key role in this drama about a man’s search for his roots.
“His Mother’s House” follows the journey of Anam Wagner, a man in his thirties. Professionally successful and single, he leads a rather carefree life. He and his younger brother have a very close relationship, and once in a while he visits his embittered father. One day, he receives a phone call informing him that his mother had died. Even though he had hardly seen her in years and thought he had no connection with her whatsoever, Anam feels oddly shaken and drives up to the sea where his mother had owned a beach house. And while he still thinks that he didn’t know his mother at all, he finds traces of her – and his own childhood – everywhere in that old house…
Needless to say who the estranged mother is! “His Mother’s House” is all about a woman who had left her husband and her two sons to pursue a B-movie career and paid a huge prize for her success. Marisa Mell’s photos by Angelo Frontoni will be seen throughout the film as well as scenes from “Senza via d’Uscità”, “Nel Buio del Terrore”, “Pena de Muerte”, “La Encadenada”, and “Una Sull’Altra”. Original scores by Carlo Savina and Riz Ortolani will also be part of this movie.
Pre-production has already begun. As soon as the funding has been successful, cameras will start rolling – hopefully in early 2015, around Marisa Mell’s birthday.
You can be part of this production, since Vivàsvan Pictures is still looking for sponsors and donors. About 8.000 euros are still needed to proceed with the production.
For more information about this great project you can get in contact with André Schneider at Vivàsvan directly:
or make a donation directly to:
Vivasvan Filmproduktion GmbH
BIC (SWIFT) DEUT DE DBBER
IBAN DE26 100 700 240 3694197 00
with reference “HIS MOTHER'S HOUSE”.
Every donor / sponsor will not only receive a film credit (if wanted) but full access to all stages of the production; you can visit the set, be in the editing room. You will be invited to the movie's premiere and will receive a DVD, music CD, set photos, and a movie poster.