Films & Development
TITLE: FOTOAUTOMAT MAN
STATUS: Post Production – Completion End of 2018
LENGTH: 80 minutes
Director: Oneil Sharma
Writers: Oneil Sharma and Anthony Straeger
TAGLINE: No Gods, No Masters… I am an Anarchist!
LOGLINE: The picture you see doesn’t always reveal the truth.
OUTLINE: A documentary film crew decide to make a film about one of Berlin’s most interesting characters, Marco, a man who has spent several years living in its 19 Fotoautomaten (photobooths). His reason? He is on a protest mission against an increasingly capitalistic society. However, the story unravel and the crew discovers that this interesting character has a dark side. When a mystery surrounds the disappearance of first, a drug dealer and then their cameraman, suspicious fall upon the Fotoautomat Man. But, with no evidence or proof… There is no case. The director desperately keep his production moving forward, but filming can become a gets a little difficult when you can’t find your cameraman!
SöNKE MöHRING – Marco Schwarz
He grew up in Herne, North Rhine-Westphalia. His father was an army officer and his mother worked as a teacher. Möhring has a sister and two brothers. After his brother Wotan Wilke Möhring became an actor, in the early 2000s Sönke followed him to also become an actor. Together with his brother he participated in a few movies such as Anatomy 2, Video Kings, Cowgirl or Goldene Zeiten.Sönke Möhring made his national debut in Stefan Ruzowitzky‘s Anatomy 2 and his international film debut in Quentin Tarantino‘s Inglourious Basterds.
JOHN KEOGH – Colman Smethwick
John Keogh is an Irish actor that has lived in Berlin for so long that his DNA has mutated. He now believes he is funny in both languages, which is an incredible feat, because no-one thinks the Irish or the Germans are funny! He is a man of impeccable comic timing, he can turn his hand to any woman and has excellent taste. With little or no moral standards, he refuses however to operate heavy machinery under the influence of Class A drugs. Currently he lives in Sussex with his wife Linda and their two dogs, Adolf and Fluffy.
VICTORIA MAYERS-GRAY – Danni Hanisch
Born and raised in Vienna with a classical music background Victoria is a bilingual actress, working in both Germany and the US. Her professional career started in commercials and voice-over, before she ventured to London to study acting at the prestigious LAMDA Academy. After graduation, she moved to American and establishing herself in a theatrical career in some of the larger venues in Boston. Her film career started with winning a Rising Star award at one of the biggest film festivals in the US, Shockerfest. This was her cue to travel Los Angeles, where she made her home and appeared in everything from Commercials to Feature Films.
Since returning to Europe she has played a lead role in a world premiere play at the English Theatre Berlin; and shortly after shot an international commercial that played during the Super Bowl. She is also a content creator and in addition to licensing her music as a songwriter, she is currently developing a one-woman show about her new life in Berlin and is in development on a feature comedy with her and her husband, Fotoautomatman co-star Marc Aden Gray, in the leads.
MARC ADEN GRAY – Peter Adams
Marc began his career in Sydney, Australia at the age of the 9 and went on to becoming a regular face on the Australian film and television scene. Marc worked with some of Australia’s most prominent actors and directors including Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Naomi Watts and Jane Campion and also acted in American productions shot in Australia, the most notable being his role as Choi, opposite Keanu Reeves in The Matrix.
After moving to New York he played guest roles in a number of US television series including: Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Third Watch, Damages and As The World Turns. After nine successful years in New York, Marc moved to Los Angeles, continuing his television work. Highlights during that time were roles in 24, Medium, Rizzoli & Isles, American Horror Story and NCIS. Marc is now establishing his base in Europe, and more specifically Berlin. Fotoautomatman is the second feature film he has shot in Germany; his first, My Lonely Christmas in Berlin, a French-German co-production, is due to be released in late 2017.
MELISSA HOLROYD – Molly Marsden
Melissa Holroyd is an Australian actress who is fluent in German. She studied at both Ensemble Acting Studios, Sydney and the Australian National University where she gained her BA in Theatre.
She known for her roles in Speed Racer (2008), Passion (2012) and Slaughternauts (2011). She loves horse riding, singing and hanging out in Photoautomats.
TILL BAUER – Stephan Lubzer
Till Bauer is an german actor living in Berlin after being in several theatre ensembles in Germany.
He plays the drums since he was ten and has been touring and recording since the late nineties.
He thinks that animals should not live in zoos and that blue curacao is also working as fuel while its still an underestimated drink.