The German-Turkish writer/director/producer Fatih Akin will present his new drama In The Fade in the 2017 Cannes Competition. Shot mostly in Hamburg as well as in Greece, the film received the Green Film Shooting Card from the Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein due to several sustainable measures that were taken during production. In order to save paper, the crew distributed the call sheets digitally and gave out recommendations for environmentally friendly actions on set. The catering department provided cast and crew with regional food while the beverages were served in thermal mups instead of plastic cups.
Produced as a German-French co-production by Bombero International and Paris-based Macassar Production, the thriller stars German born Hollywood actress Diane Kruger who joined for the first time the cast of a German-language movie. As a loving mother who is taking care of her family, she is losing her husband and child due to a bomb attack. Because she can’t deal with this, she is looking for justice. For her, there’s no other option…
Into the Fade is the first Green Shooting Card film that is presented in competition at the Cannes film festival. Another Green Shooting Card holder who will be presented on the Croisette in Cannes is the German producer Verena Gräfe-Höft. Nominated by the European Film Promotion as 2017 Producer on the Move, Verena Gräfe-Höft followed various best practices when she produced the children’s action adventure Antboy 3 by Ask Hasselbach about a young super hero. The team of the German-Danish co-production didn’t use any plastic on set and took care of strict waste management. Further green measures included car pooling.
"At all films that I produced we have done these kind of environmentally friendly measures", states Verena Gräfe-Höft. "We also did car pooling and waste management on set of Nothing Bad Can Happen because it saved us money. The feature debut by Katrin Gebbe had been presented in the Un Certain Regard at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
Photos: Bombero International/ Warner Bros., Juna Film/ Thomas Leidig