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Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 04/2018

After working as a writer and director for television – including 10 episodes of VOX's award-winning audience favorite RED BRACELETS (CLUB DER ROTEN BÄNDER) based on the Catalan drama series POLSERES VERMELLES – Felix Binder has now made his directorial debut for the cinema which is inspired by the hit format.

The screenplay by Arne Nolting and Jan Martin Scharf takes the fans of RED BRACELETS back to a time before the series' lead characters – teenagers Leo, Jonas, Emma, Alex, Toni and Hugo – had arrived in the hospital's pediatric ward and formed a club simply to survive and charts the first signs of a strong friendship against all odds.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Director Felix Binder
Screenplay Arne Nolting, Jan Martin Scharf
Cast Tim Oliver Schultz, Damian Hardung, Luise Befort, Ivo Kortlang, Timur Bartels, Nick Julius Schuck, Jürgen Vogel
Producers Gerda Müller, Jan Kromschröder, Tobias Ketelhut
Co-Producers Bernd Reichart, Bernhard zu Castell
Production Company Bantry Bay Productions, in co-production with VOX Television, Universum Film
Shooting Dates June-August 2018
Festivals Film Fest Emden 2019, Youth Film Festival Sarajevo 2019, JUNIOR Film Festival 2019, Schlingel 2019, Adelaide Int. Youth FF 2019, Västerås IFF 2019, IFF on Disability Lyon 2020, Int. Children’s FF Bangladesh 2020, Catalonia Social Film Festival 2020, Hero Krasnoyarsk 2020, Orenburg IFF 2020, Lucerna Youth & Children FF 2020, Iowa Independent FF 2020, Festival International de Cinema Kinshasa 2020, Gangneung International Film Festival (GIFF) Südkorea 2020, KERRY International Film Festival Irland 2020, St. Petersburg Film Festival 2020, IFF OUT OF AFRICA 2020, Luleå International Film Festival Schweden 2020
Awards Best Feature Film Youth FF Sarajevo 2019, Adault Feature Award Adelaide Int. Youth FF 2019, Luleå International Film Festival Schweden 2020 (Best first-time Feature film), Grand Prix - International Film Festival for Children and Youth HERO (Siberia) 2020

With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, German Federal Film Fund / DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds

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