CAROLINE SPREITZENBART
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Caroline Spreitzenbart

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No sound. Plays independently.








FILMS














CONFESSIONS OF REPUBLICANS


︎ 23:30 minutes
USA, Pennsylvania
Documentary 
2020

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In order to vote in the U.S. presidential election, citizens must first register on the regional voter registry. Convinced of Trump’s re-election, Republicans are preparing for November 3, 2020. Conservative activist Scott Presler is helping with the registration of new voter groups. With his slogan “I’m Gay. Democrats don’t own me” he makes his audience cheer.

Atmospherically, the film draws a picture of tension in a polarized country. Before the crucial presidential election and the all-changing COVID 19 pandemic.


Writer, director, editor and cinematographer: Caroline Spreitzenbart

Audio, production assistant: Denise Riedmayr

Producer on location: Stefan Simons
Product manager:
Prof. Claus Richter
Project supervisor: Madeleine Müller
Color Grading: Claudia Fuchs

1.77:1 Aspect Ratio


A production of HFF Munich.
© HFF 2020





















I TEACH MY KIDS LOVE
︎ 18:30 minutes
USA, West Virginia
Documentary
2020
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Every 15 minutes in the USA, a child is born after a prenatal exposure to opioids. The same-sex spouses Louisa and Nikki have adopted eight children from families with severe pain pill abuse. Their goal is to break the existing family cycles and to enable their adoptive children to grow up protected from the drug crisis.


Written, directed and edited by Denise Riedmayr

Cinematography by Caroline Spreitzenbart

Producer on location: Stefan Simons
Product manager: Prof. Claus Richter
Project supervisor: Madeleine Müller
Color Grading: Claudia Fuchs

1.77:1 Aspect Ratio


A production of HFF Munich.
© HFF 2020























ARS MORIENDI OR THE ART OF LIVING

︎ 29 minutes   ︎︎ Trailer
Germany
Documentary
2018
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Rosemarie Achenbach is 93 years old. Time and again, she has found the strength to liberate herself: During World War II, she was trapped under rubble following an aerial bombardment, but survived. As a pastor’s wife, she was trapped by the expectations of patriarchal post-War society. After her husband’s death, she took her life into her own two hands. She concluded her degree in philosophy and today she is writing her doctorate. She is writing about death, because “I am old enough for it”.

“ars moriendi – the art of living” is both the portrait of a woman and the portrait of a century now past.


Written by Kristina Schranz and Caroline Spreitzenbart

Directed by Kristina Schranz

Cinematography by Caroline Spreitzenbart

Editing: Gaby Kull-Neujahr (bfs)
Audio: Kristina Schranz
Art: Ismaël Sanou
Producer: Marie Freund
Color Grading: Jürgen Pertack

2.39:1 Aspect Ratio


A documentary by Kristina Schranz and Caroline Spreitzenbart.


A production of HFF Munich. © HFF 2018






















SPIELFELD
︎ 27 minutes
Austria
Documentary
2017
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In the winter of 2015, more than one hundred thousand refugees cross Spielfeld on the Austrian-Slovenian border without being patrolled. In response, the government presents its “modern border management system” to the media. But since the Balkan route has been closed, no refugees have been able to reach Spielfeld. What remains are deserted tents, a broken fence in the forest and the people of the village. How do they deal with the fact that their thousand-people village has become a “playing field” for helpless refugee policy in Europe?


Written and directed by Kristina Schranz

Co-directed and Cinematography by Caroline Spreitzenbart

Editing: Sophie Oldenbourg (bfs)
Audio: Marie Freund, Kristina Schranz, Julia Weidner, Carina Bethmann
Co-writer: Carina Bethmann
Consulting Dramaturgy: Julia Weidner
Consulting Editing: Vera Drude, Ulrike Tortora
Art: Ismaël Sanou
Creative Producer: Marie Freund
Color Grading: Claudia Fuchs

1.77:1 Aspect Ratio


A documentary by Kristina Schranz
and Caroline Spreitzenbart.

A production of HFF Munich. © HFF 2017
No sound. Plays independently.
UPCOMING PROJECTS (Selection) 
Late 2021   Mexico
Late 2021  Austria
Early 2022  Germany
Documentary
In collaboration with Edgar Jesús Martínez Chávez, Jorge Luis Linares, Nubia Saldaña, Berenice Fernández and more. 

Documentary
In collaboration with Katharina Rabl and more. 



Docu-Fiction
In collaboration with ︎Julia Fuhr Mann, Melissa Byrne, Schuldenberg Films and more.

  

No sound. Plays independently.
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