How Did a Small Austrian Town Become the European Epicentre of Coronavirus?
Simon Reichel who is part of A Common Future Collective, represented by UNIT9 Films has directed a documentary about the Austrian town ISCHGL. Here back in March 2020, this small mountain town became the epicenter of the European Coronavirus outbreak.
What lessons lie in the sheer obstinacy of Tyrolean authorities and entrepreneurs who won’t accept any kind of blame?
Through an interview with Peter Kolba, the consumer attorney leading a class action lawsuit with over 1000 plaintiffs against Ischgl, Simon reconstructs the fateful week of the outbreak in March 2020.
Made on hardly any budget and with no profit at the end, the film features Peter Kolba, the lawyer leading the class action lawsuit against Ischgl. But most importantly, his conclusions of gross negligence and intentional mismanagement.
What the directors want is for the viewer to consider a greater metaphorical value in this small mountain village: a microcosm representing an exploitative system hell-bent against any kind of change.
Featuring: PETER KOLBA
Directed by: SIMON REICHEL
Co-Director: ALEXANDER TANK
Director of Photography: LUKAS LERPERGER Edited by - SIMON REICHEL, ALEXANDER TANK Produced by
Associate Producer: ELIAS ELHARDT
Written by: SIMON REICHEL, ANNIKA MÜLLER
Narrated by: SIMON REICHEL
Additional Cinematography: TOM ELLIOTT, ALEXANDER TANK, SEBASTIAN ARLAMOVSKY Aerial Cinematography
Colour Correction: HAUS ACF
VO Recording: CHRISTOPH HOLZKNECHT
Sound Design and Mastering: CHRISTIAN BAUMGARTNER
Poster and Title Design: FABIAN F FUCHS
Soundtrack: (I) FABIAN F FUCHS, (II) BENJAMIN & DANIEL BURY, (III + IV) CHRIS BANKS
Category: Short Films and Music Videos , Short films
Genre: Dialogue , People