After setting up website and social media, "Quarantinos" got instant media coverage followed by 600 applications from film-households in Germany, Austria, USA, Indonesia, Turkey...
No way I could handle this alone, so 5 befriended freelance producers joined Quarantinos ♥
My producer team started to build a data base asking all participating households about their camera, light and sound equipment + pictures of their location at home + actors profiles. There was (e.g.) a family of actors living in an old castle, a flat-sharing film community with DOP, boom operator, gaffer and actress, a Film-Animal-Park with its own greenscreen studio ... so much potential!
With 6 selected households we started to shoot a first film without anyone having to leave home. Before hand we discussed script, location and costume on the phone and during the shoots I directed through video conferences. After 6 days of online shooting we went into post production of the movie: "Damals, 2020"
In this 10 minute short we told the story of Covid-19 looking back from 10 years into future, explaining what important changes in human behaviour the pandemic caused for our world. The film was a first reference for potential clients showcasing the high pace and professional quality of films Quarantinos was able to produce during lockdown. And shortly after we received our first contract.