Sundance over Mulholland Drive
Cinema Documentary, Germany 2016, 90’
The palms in the garden of Motion Picture & Television Country House at Mulholland Drive sway soft in the light breeze under the evening sun. Here in Woodland Hills, a sleepy suburb nothwest of Hollywood, hides a fairly unique kind of home for quite special inhabitants – the refuge for the elderly of the US film industry. All those silent, invisible heroes who created classics such as “The Godfather“, "Blown by the wind", „The Appartement“ or “E.T.“ spend their time here looking back on a quite impressive and exciting life.
Actors, writers, directors, cameramen, agents, make-up artists, costume designers and even big studio bosses end up here. Over 1000 elderly – more or less sprightly – live in this home strolling down memory lane. Famous Hollywood stars who are still in business, just like George Clooney, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg, support the community with generous donations true to the motto: “We take care of our own“.
And there's one film that still needs to be done.
Written by Uli Gaulke & Marc Pitzke
Directed by Uli Gaulke
Co-directed by Agnes Lisa Wegner
DoP – Axel Schneppat
Editor – Andrew Bird
Producers – Helge Albers, Arne Birkenstock
Produced by Achtung Panda! Media GmbH and Fruitmarket Arts & Media
Development supported by FFA Filmförderanstalt