I’m delighted to announce that my first European feature film is in development with the producer Joel Jent from Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion , a well know production company based in Zurich, Switzerland.
Peripheric Love tells the story of Maria, a Peruvian migrant, who is pregnant. But her husband Giorgio is sterile. She conceals the pregnancy from him out of fear he might suspect infidelity. Caught between doubt and longing, both seek tenderness elsewhere. Fascinated by the unknown, their feelings drive them into the depths of love. There, where only trust can prevent them from losing one another.
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About Dschoint Ventschr:
Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion develops, produces and sells films that are primarily concerned with the aspects of cross culture, politics and society: feature and documentary films that have the meeting of various cultures as their theme. Dschoint Ventschr works consistently on the continuing development of a modern cinematic pictorial language and utilises the creative possibilities of new technologies.
Dschoint Ventschr produces one or two feature films for the cinema each year and regularly creates several documentary films which are seen in the cinema and on television. More than 90 dedicated, full-length documentary and feature films for the cinema have been produced since 1994, mostly international coproductions (incl. with Germany, France, Austria, the United Kingdom and Canada), as well as coproductions with well-known television broadcasters such as Arte, 3Sat, WDR, ZDF, SWR, RTBF and of course the Swiss broadcasters SRF, RTS and RSI.
Dschoint Ventschr focuses on working with young authors and has made a name for itself in Switzerland as a «talent pool». The San Sebastian Film Festival presented the coproduction «Satte Farben vor Schwarz (Colours in the Dark)» by Sophie Heldman in the international competition of 2010. The most recent production «Opération Libertad» from Nicolas Wadimoff was shown in the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs programme in 2012 at Cannes.
Many of the films produced have won awards, including «Nachbeben (Going Private)» by Stina Werenfels, «Das Fräulein» by Andrea Staka (winner of the Pardo D‘Oro in Locarno 2006), «Snow White» by Samir, «Little Girl Blue» by Anna Luif, «Strähl» by Manuel Flurin Hendry and «Miel et Cendres» by Nadia Fares; the documentary films «Forget Baghdad» and «Babylon 2» by Samir, «Verliebte Feinde (Beloved Enemies)», «Noel Field – Der erfundene Spion (The fictious Spy)» and «Von Werra» by Werner Swiss Schweizer, «Do it» und «Gambit» by Sabine Gisiger and Marcel Zwingli and many more. In 1997, Samir and Swiss were presented with the Zurich Film Prize for their outstanding work as producers.
Dschoint Ventschr is, besides the two author-directors and producers Samir (responsible for documentary and feature film projects) and Werner Schweizer (responsible for documentary film projects) and producer Karin Koch (responsible for documentary and feature film projects), Joël Jent (producer), Sereina Gabathuler (production manager), Fabienne Berner (production assistant) and two interns.