DIRECTOR / DOP: Jan Eric Euler
CO DIRECTOR / INTERVIEW / PRODUCTION: Anna Euler
EDIT / COLOR: Jan Eric Euler
SFX, MIX: Till Wollenweber
CAST: Talu Emre Tüntaş - Die Taschengeldfirma e.V.
DATE: 2018 November
This video is a pilot for our upcoming documentary film project called VOICES.
VOICES - A thousand little steps.
VOICES is going to be a film that gives life-affirming, positive examples for human connections to themselves, each other and the earth. An homage to humanity.
Over the last years of working primarily in the commercial space, for us the wish to work together with like minded individuals in a larger, more meaningful way has developed. With this movie we want to bring film making creatives together to work on a project that hihglights togetherness and humanity instead of selling for capitalisms sake.
The whole project is a self-funded passion project - there is no commercial intention behind it. All we want to do is to give people who lead by example, who get up and do good in the world a platform to share their intentions, thoughts and solutions to creating better commiunities.
Time and time again we find ourselves overwhelmed with pictures of anger and suffering around the globe, without anything to grab a hold of and change it.
So how do we change for the better? How do you do good to human and environment in small steps? We would like to go see and raise the microphone to portrait people in different cultures, with diverse backgrounds and varying interests, people who have managed to stay positive in a turbulent time, who are doing something good or who are just living life with passion and purpose.
The guiding principle is to listen. We aim to weave all those portraits together to create a colourful array of faces and stories - a film of 60-75 minutes We believe that most of our deepest human needs and emotions are the same throughout different times and cultures. Hence we will try to highlight the fundamental similarities between human beings in the most different circumstances and let them be the recurrent theme throughout the film.
There will be no narrator other than the protagonists themselves. It will be their own words that are supposed to guide us through the story. The film will focus on togetherness. It will be taking a stand for more acceptance and tolerance in human relations by taking the viewer onto a journey to the lives of our protagonists, get up and out, who question, act and educate to create the base for a good future. We, as the creators of this film, are not asking for an objective truth, but rather hope to create a compilation of strong and positive humanistic stories, to inspire people to stay curious, positive and act for what they care about.
The idea that inspired us to have a closer look into the world out there are the following few words: “Many small people, in many small places, who do many little things, will change the face of the world.”
We aim to touch people through positive role models. We want to inspire and motivate change to the better. We believe it’s on us, to challenge our believes, to make wise choices and to create a better future - for us, for our planet and for all those who are still to come. Every small step counts.
We are currently still looking for people to support organization, production and above all post production of the film.
If you want to participate and help us bring this project to life - let us know via email: jan (AT) janericeuler.com
Also in case you know somebody who sould be featured as a character in it or would want to help finance the film- do the same - let us know :)
If you want to help Talu and his work - swing by their workshop in Berlin: die Taschengeldfirma e.V. , Flughafenstraße 62, 12049 Berlin (Tuesday-Friday 14:00-18:00)
Or just ask how you can help: email@example.com