The Invitation (Die Einladung) won Best Production Design Award in the 7th Season of MP Film Award Thorsten Schade Director, Writer & Producer of the Film The Invitation (Die Einladung) agree to interview with us.
Thorsten Schade is a German actor, screen writer and filmmaker, born on October 19, 1966 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. After finishing school, he studied acting at the Folkwang University in Essen-Werden, Germany, from 1985 to 1989. After graduating, he was engaged at various theaters in Germany, such as 1988 Theater and Philharmonie, Essen, Germany, 1989-1991 Württembergische Landesbühne, Germany, various shows from 2007 to today, Tatort Dinner, Germany and most recently in 2016 at the Freudenhaus Theater, Essen, Germany, in the play "Fußball, Frauen, Ferde" He also worked for German television, such as "Der Schattenmann" 1994, "Wem gehört Tobias?" 1995 and "Aktenzeichen XY" 2005. In 2001 Schade completed further training as a screenwriter. In 2008 he gave a script and film course at a youth center. During this time, the first three short films were made under his direction. Then, in 2010, Schade wrote, directed and produced the short film "Showtime", genre thriller. His next short film, "The Invitation (Die Einladung)", genre horror, which he also wrote, directed and produced, was made in 2019 and has won 107awards at international festivals to date. It's a world wide festival success. In 2020-2021 Schade is working on a feature film version of "The Invitation (Die Einladung)".
About the Film: Synopsis: The Invitation (Die Einladung) Film Synopsis:
The world-renowned Adam Birkenholz AG invites the young project developer Tom Renner to an interview. The meeting in the evening in a noble property is developing promisingly. Renner imagines the goal of his dreams. But nothing is as it seems to be. And the hope of a little glamor and glory will become Renner's nightmare ...
Trailer of "The Invitation (Die Einladung)"
What was your drive behind making this film?
Thorsten Schade: My first professional short film "Showtime", a thriller, was made in 2011. I wanted to apply what I had learned in a second project. And since I'm a huge horror fan, it had to be horror.
How you feel when you are awarded with the MP FILM AWARD Award?
Thorsten Schade: We were all very happy. You experience appreciation. That's great!
Can you tell us about the greatest moment during shooting this film?
Thorsten Schade: Honestly? When the last scene was filmed. That feeling of having made it is very special. There are so many reasons why a no budget movie can fail. Then comes the last shot and every one is happy.
How rigorously did you stick to the script while shooting?
Thorsten Schade: Very consistent. No good movie without a good script. And every one liked the script. Why should we change it?
Where there any onset problems During the filming of the film & how did you deal with it?
Thorsten Schade: We shot four days and there weren't any major problems. Everything worked out wonderfully. Then came post production. Two cutters let us down. But if you ever get the chance to do a Director's Cut, you should take it. I did it.
Do you have any advice for young filmmaker out there? Or like yourself?
Thorsten Schade: Make movies you want to make. Believe in yourself and in your stories. Don't listen to people who always know better but don't take risks themselves. Don't try to reinvent the wheel. In my opinion, there isn't a story that hasn't been told before. All stories, even those that appear new to us, are variations on familiar themes. Make your thing out of it! Then it is something new!
Do you think it is essential to go to a film institute in order to become a successful filmmaker?
Thorsten Schade: No. But you have to acquire knowledge. A film institute is not absolutely necessary for this.
Which film has inspired you the most?
Thorsten Schade: I like horror movies. Shining, The Exorcist, The Omen, Dracula by Francis Ford Coppola are some of my favorite movies. But I also like Star Wars, Star Trek, Action movies and Thriller.
Which particular filmmaker has influenced you the most?
Thorsten Schade: There is no specific one.
Which book would you love to make a film out of one day?
Thorsten Schade: No idea. But it should have to be a horror novel.
If you got the opportunity to go back in time & change something in any particular movie of yours, then which movie & what changes will you opt for?
Thorsten Schade: Where should I start? A serious filmmaker is never entirely satisfied with his work. The next movie is always the better one.
If you were to shoot the film again, what would you do differently?
Thorsten Schade: I would shoot more footage for the car ride at the beginning of The Invitation. We didn't have much time and I decided against aerial photography with a drone.
What is your greatest achievement till date?
Thorsten Schade: My current short film The Invitation (Die Einladung)
How do you pick yourself up after a failed film?
Thorsten Schade: I keep in mind that every movie is an adventure with an uncertain outcome.
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