Germany’s most important film prize, LOLA, has announced the nominees for this year’s award ceremony on May, 9th 2014 – and „Love Steaks“ is on the list, among commercial productions like „Fack Ju Göthe“ or „Finsterworld“. We are very proud to be part of this top list of this season’s German movie productions. The LOLA is Germany’s most prestigious and includes prize money of nearly 3 million Euros.With „Love Steaks“ we tell a love story in which two ways of life collide: “do good” versus “live hard”. Clemens and Lara are having a tough time living out those principles within their traditionally hierarchical workplace. Yet that’s how they meet, love and challenge one another. Eventually “doing good” will do harm. And “living it hard” will leave you weak. A fight for love evolves. To fit in the Fogma method, the two actors worked with the hotel staff even when not shooting. By not using written dialogue we could actually participate in real procedures. The actors followed a skeleton script, but constantly had to react to the real world around them. For six weeks the hotel employees very strongly related to our story, shaped it and pushed the scenes to a new intensity.

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“Love Steaks” by Jakob Lass wins Max-Ophüls-Preis 2014 and “Familienfieber” by Nico Sommer the Grand Prize of the Saarland First Minister 2014

“Love Steaks” director Jakob Lass received the award for the best German-language young talent movie, which includes prize money of 36,000 Euros, on Saturday night in Saarbrücken. “Love Steaks” is “not only a movie but a gift to the audience which is simply brimming over with energy, enthusiasm, colours and love, and shows once again what cinema is able to achieve”, the jury explains its decision. As the distributor, daredo media is more than happy for the team winning this prize! After receiving all four advancement awards at the Filmfest Munich 2013 for the first time in history, namely “Best Movie”, “Best Production”, “Best Theatrical Performance” and “Best Script” and having been listed in the pre-selection for the German Filmpreis 2014, this is already the third big acknowledgement for “Love Steaks”.Besides this, the Grand Prize of the Saarland First Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer was awarded to Nico Sommer for “Familienfieber”, including prize money of 5,500 Euros, which is one of the next movies that daredo media will take care of.

For more information about “Love Steaks” and “Familienfieber” please get in contact with Andreas Stumpf (andreas.stumpf @

digedo-saarbrucken-140122.jpgBoth our much-noticed initial project “Love Steaks” by talented director Jakob Lass as well as the presumably next movie that we are presenting via our new Darling Berlin label, “Familienfieber” (“Family Fever”), directed by Nico Sommer who is known from his current successful movie SILVI, are featured in the competition at the Saarbrücken Film Festival “Max-Ophüls-Preis”!

Despite being produced with just a minimum budget but with a maximum of lifeblood, “Love Steaks” has already gained high attention in the business by winning all four advancement awards at the Filmfest Munich for the first time in history, namely “Best Movie”, “Best Production”, “Best Theatrical Performance” und “Best Script”, and by having caused a sensation at several film festivals around the world (Slamdance, Karlovy Vary, Montréal et al.). In January 2014, the movie was listed in the pre-selection for the German Filmpreis and is thus qualified for the nomination process. It gets a viewing slot at the Berlinale 2014 will make a run at the LOLA.

“Familienfieber” is an experimental German movie that actually has its international premiere at the prestigious Saarbrücken Film Festival. However, the movie is not finished yet – “Familienfieber” is to become an interactive film: Additionally to the already existing project, a follow-up shooting will be realized and alternative story threads are to be produced. This means that the viewer – be it at the cinema, on BluRay/DVD or in the web (via VOD) – has, at certain points in the movie, the possibility to decide how the story should continue. The viewer is able to actively choose between the options A and B. Thus, we want to link the congenial topic of the movie with the self-reflection of the viewer, because every decision he makes for the film plot is actually a decision for himself. Hence, the movie reaches an emotional idealization that, in this intensive way, could never be created with a conventional production.

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