"I think it was 1994 when I held the first video camera of my parents in my hands. Since that day I was infected by the idea of making movies.
The first people I focused my camera on where my friends. I followed them through their life and their passions. The more professional I became the more I lost connection with them.
This series is about reconnecting."
René Eckert (Founder Blickinsfreie), January 2013
Dedicated is a series of short portraits about friends that I have met over the years. Their dedication constantly inspires me everyday. This series is a tribute to my friends.
Episode 6 focuses on singer/songwriter Julia Kotowski aka Entertainment For The Braindead (Eftb).
I got in touch with Julia´s music through a friend of mine. I instantly felt like she needs to play at the Poetry Festival in my home town. It was pretty easy to convince her.
After meeting her finally I was sure I need to do a film portrait about her.
Julia is addicted to travelling and loves the unknown when leaving her home in Berlin for a new adventure. Because she is open for anything spontaneous it can happen she leaves for a day but arrives back in Berlin after weeks.
The self–taught lo fi singer/songwriter takes her instruments wherever she goes, as if this would be the only way to communicate with the world around her.
This is ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE BRAINDEAD.
Director of Photography: René Eckert / Blickinsfreie
Producer: René Eckert / Blickinsfreie
Editor: René Eckert / Blickinsfreie
Song 1 - "Your are not (always) alone." by The Smallest Bones: thesmallestbones.bandcamp.com (Julia´s instrumental side project)
Song 2 - "Maybe" by Entertainment for the Braindead: entertainmentforthebraindead.com/index-sept.php
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