Tourists and expats nominate Zurich along with Vienna as the uncontested number one city worldwide since years. And with good reason as Zurich does not only convince on economic grounds, but also functions as a creative and cultural platform. It is about time that filmmakers get to know the advantages of Zurich as a film location.
Techincally Michi Wyss (Julian Koechlin) lives his life to the fullest as a consultant in Zurich. But when his father takes his own life, he is forced to return to his family's farm and take care of the necesseties at short notice. Together with his mother Katharina (Rachel Braunschweig), his grandmother Trudi (Marlise Fischer), his sister Sarah (Sophie Hutter) and his brother Lorenz (Jérôme Humm) Michi has to decide what they are going to do with their indepted farm. The local mayor (Judith Hofmann) already has her own plans and offers the family a lucrative offer.
"Neumatt" is the story of a family in an area of conflict between the city and the country side that have to fight for the preservation of their own farm while dealing with the complex challenges of modern agriculture and the current situation of the dairy industry.
Production: Zodiac Pictures Ltd. and SRF
Directors: Sabine Boss and Pierre Monnard
DOP: Pietro Zürcher
Cast: Julian Kochlin, Rachel Braunschweig, Marlise Fischer, Sophie Hutter, Jérôme Humm, Judith Hofmann
Shooting: August - December 2020, city and canton of Zurich
"Gömmer hei" (translated "Let's go home") is a psychological drama about a single mother who fled from Eritrea to Switzerland. Semret does everything to give her daughter Joe a better life. But when Joe wants to know about their background and culture, she thereby forces her mother mother to face her past. And when Semret doesn't want to loose everything she loves she has to confront her daughter with the truth.
Production: Cinédokké Sagl
Director: Caterina Mona
Shooting: October - November 2020, Zurich
"Züri brännt" (translated "Zurich is burning") is the very first episode of the beloved series Tatort now playing in Zurich and will be screened on the 18th of October. The second case called "Schoggiläbe" (translated "chocolate life") will follown early 2021. The Film Commission Zurich was an essential player while bringing the TATORT from Lucerne to Zurich, so we are now over the moon to finally be able to show everyone how it turned out. But there is no time to relax. The preproduction for the episodes 3 and 4 have already begun. This time the Zurich based production company Contraft Film will produce the Swiss Tatort for the very first time and lead our new detectives Tessa Ott (Carol Schuler) and Isabelle Grandjean (Anna Pieri Zuercher) to solve their new cases.
Production: Contrast Film and SRF
Director: Christine Repond
Cast: Anna Pieri Zuercher, Carol Schuler, Rachel Braunschweig
Shooting: ca. December 2020 - March 2021, city and canton of Zurich
Due to Covid-19 shooting for season 3 of the fan favourite TV series Wilder just finished in August 2020, but the preproduction of season 4 are alreday at full blast. For season 4 the production will return to its base from season 1 and thereby return to the wonderful canton of Glarus.
Production: C-Films AG, Panimage and SRF
Cast: Sarah Spale, Marcus Signer
Shooting: ca. December 2020 - March 2021, Canton of Glarus
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