Music Video: Drauf&Dran (no lyrics version) - Year of Production: 2014 - Shot on: Canon 600D - 3:44 min.
A friend of mine who is a musician and music producer asked me back in 2014 to shoot a music clip for his new song: Drauf&Dran. I agreed but wanted to make sth. more shortfilm-like with real actors instead of just filming a band. I really liked the lyrics for the song which were in german (although they can't be heard in this videoclip) and so I based the story around them. I came up with the idea that this song is about a struggling boxer during his early years of his career and who is in love with a woman. Both are in a crucial time in their lives: Him being too ambitious and focused and her trying to cope with the fact that his first love is boxing. Still they are deeply in love with each other and are fighting not to lose it.
I worked with two very talented actors from the Film Acting School Cologne, Eugen Feihe, Chryssanthi Kavazi, and was filming on my own. Most of it was shot in Cologne. But we had some exclusive shooting days in Saarbrücken in a professional boxing camp and were coached and supported by a professional team: Sergej Ostrovski (Coach) and Jürgen Doberstein (Pro-Boxer).
After finishing the video I had to live with the fact that the song project was abandoned by my friend. But the video still exists and I think is worth showing.
If you are curious about the lyrics you can watch a raw lyric version (just a voice-over by the producer) on Eugen's
Youtube site here: