Pfronten" - so the English working title - will be document of an experiment.
A very personal experiment. I, Michael Wurfel, moved back to the place I grew
up in, a beautiful tourist village in the Bavarian Alps: Pfronten. I left the
place after graduating from school 13 years ago, I travelled, studied, worked,
enjoyed big city life. But I never ceased to wonder:
Wouldn't Pfronten still be a perfect place to live?
I have the fondest
childhood memories, the nature is awesome, the village seems to prosper and haven't
always nice people been living there?
So I moved. Left
Berlin, took a flat in Pfronten, with a view on Germany's highest mountain.
And because everybody is searching for the perfect place (and because I'm a filmmaker),
I brought cameras and, occasionally, a little film crew. Imagine I'd find the
secret to good life and can't share it with anybody!
As you're reading
this, the experiment is over. If I did find the secret to good life, it's not
written down as one convenient formula. Good thing I filmed.
We are right now
editing and post producing "Sweet Home Pfronten". It's a long process
- we're lacking funding and we have an abundance of material. But we're getting
there. Our film will be fun, subjective and - that's an understatement - authentic.
The things that have happened in this half year, the people we met and portrayed
and the way the filming process itself has shaped this whole experience will make
"Sweet Home Pfronten" extremely worthwile watching. Consider it a documentary
pictures on this
page by Michael Wurfel:
(1) the valley of Pfronten as seen from the lower slopes of Edelsberg
(2) DOP Hans Rombach BVK