We, Producer Heinz Stussak and myself, are looking for a credit sequence for our historical feature film THE SILENT MOUNTAIN with William Moseley, Claudia Cardinale, Eugenia Costantini and Fritz Karl. The film is produced by Austrian Sigma Film and US company VENT PRODUCTIONS. Attached you find a pdf with a short description of the story and some images. One Page. Also you find a bit more info on https://www.facebook.com/DerStilleBerg
The credit sequence should introduce the protagonist, as well as time and place of the story.
The protagonist should be included as a voice over in the beginning.
Visually the credit sequence should incorporate historical stills/moving images out of the time between 1897 and 1915 in the Alps/Dolomitis. It should start with pristine mountains that slowly get civilized by first traces of tourism. We would also like to do a photoshop/animation of the hotel at the pragser wildsee lake (which is a central location of the story) being built and some photoshop of the mountains that surround the hotel at the lake.
The voice over in the beginning goes like this:
As long as I remember I always loved the silence of the mountains. But when hammer and saw echoed through our valley times were changing. When I was four my father built the biggest and most luxurious hotel around. From then on I hardly ever saw him. And a whole slew of strangers streamed from all parts of the Austrian-Hungarian empire to our hotel next to the Italian border. My father called them - the tourists. He liked them, but what he loved was their money. Then came the war.
The voice over might also be a bit longer including references to what happened when the Alps were touristically developed. What happened during the beginning of WWI. etc.
Also we need the main credits to go with it:
Sigma Film and Vent Productions present
in assocation with Albolina Film and Bilgeri Productions
with William Moseley
Costumes: Brigitta Fink
Production Design: Tommy Voegel
Director of Photography: Daniela Knapp
Screenplay: Clemens Aufderklamm
Musik: Gregor Narholz
Editor: Evi Romen
Produced by: Heinz Stussak, Ernst Gossner
Directed by: Ernst Gossner
The credit sequence ends with a burning fuse which ends at a firework that in the end doesn't go off. Maybe it's an idea to include the burning fuse in the credit sequence also as a visual constant.
The sequence should be around 2,5 minutes long.
Here is a link to 20 minutes of footage of the film, so you get a feel for storytelling, visuals, performances.
The link will be open until February 5th, 2013.
"We are looking for a concept, including basic suggestions/layouts ideas. And please include in your submission a URL of previous work. Our goal is to select a title designer from the submissions. The designer will have every freedom within the elements we indicated.
Please send your submission to: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org, Submissions close on February 5th 2013.
Possible footage for the credit sequence: