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Ralf Hildenbeutel | Wunderland

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

Wunderland by What a Witch’s score composer Ralf Hildenbeutel follows up the preview purely with strings and piano recorded album Lucy’s Dream, however it is much more continuating and playful. You hear accordeons, piano, glockenspiel and strings, toypiano and ukuleles, partly peppered with spoken vocal pieces like sequences from movies.

The stringquartet at the sea (”Heimweh”), a reverby piano (”Merry goes round”), canonlikes playing kalimbas, the rythmic The Feast (Musicvideo made by What a Witch’s Director Boris Seewald), an almost epical “From Elsewhere” or the walz The Spirits that I Called with Dorit Chrysler playing the theremin (this fascinating instrument which is played by the distance from the hands to two aerials) shows the variety of the new album.

The recordings have been made whithin the last two years. Whenever there was time inbetween other projects and productions Ralf collected numberless ideas, bits and pieces, archived them, elaborated them. Collected items such as toypiano, accordeons or the old violin of his grandfather have been used as well as harp, guitars or an old french glockenspiel.

The album was completed by the wunderful artwork of the German-Russian artist Sonja Sofia Yakovleva.

Lean back and enjoy. Again a very personal album of the artist who recommends to listen to it at once. It seems a bit old-fahioned in these days but it increases the pleasure of listening exquisitely…

Producer and DOP: Michael Franklin

Friday, July 10th, 2009

“I’ve been working freelance for the past 4 years since graduating university. I’ve worked on short films, feature films, music videos, documentaries, fashion shows, and adverts in the camera and lighting departments. I love shooting my own stuff, but also love working with other great DPs while I develop as as a cinematographer in my own right. What a Witch was a great opportunity to experiment and work with a great cast and crew of good friends.”


2009 What a Witch (short; DV)
2007 Quantum (short; DV)
2006 Amore Mio (short; HD)
2006 Changing Colours (music promo; DV/8mm)
2006 Elysium (short; DV)
2005 Realm of Hearts (short; DV)
2005 Them and Us (documentary; 16mm)
2003 Fork (short; 16mm)


2009 BornShorts Trailer (short; 35mm)
Gaffer - BornShorts Film Festival

Get to Know Me (music promo; HD)
Gaffer - Jutland Studios

Armani Silk Commercial (promo; 16mm)
Focus Puller - NFTS

Beyond the Rave (feature; HD)
Best Boy - Hammer Films

Ealing Comedy (feature; HD)
Cam Trainee - Pippa Films

Beyond (short; HD)
Focus Puller - Strange Attractor Films

Dangerous Parking (feature; 35mm)
Video Assist Flaming - Pie Films