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Nena & Dave Stewart: "Be my Rebel"

Children dream of what they will be as adults and adults dream about their childhood. But sometimes, when orderly life becomes paralyzed in routine, adults need the inner child to bring about change: "Be my rebel", the first collaboration of the two music legends Nena and Dave Stewart, premiered at Nenas 40th anniversary on stage. The accompanying video by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Virgil Widrich transfers the story into a dreamlike, glass mirror world that is powered by Dave Stewart at the controls of his classic modular synthesizers. At the typewriter: Nena as an annoyed bookkeeper, who threatens to disappear soon with her flower dress in her flower wallpaper. But the inner dialogue works in both directions and soon takes effect: rebellion changes the past – and thus also the future.

Winner of 13 international film awards!

Director Biography - Virgil Widrich

Virgil Widrich, born 1967 in Salzburg, winner of over 130 international film awards including an Oscar-nomination for his short "Copy Shop". His most recent feature film is "Night of a 1000 Hours" (2016). In 2018 he directed his first music video "Nena & Dave Stewart: Be my Rebel" and produced the experimental short "Light Matter". Virgil Widrich lives in Vienna, Austria.

  • Virgil Widrich
    Director
    Fast Film, Copy Shop, back track, Vienna table trip, Night of a 1000 Hours
  • Virgil Widrich
    Writer
    Fast Film, Copy Shop, back track, Vienna table trip, Night of a 1000 Hours
  • Philipp Palm
    Producer
  • Nena Kerner
    Key Cast
    99 Red Balloons
  • Dave Stewart
    Key Cast
    Eurythmics
  • Annika Prevrhal
    Key Cast
    “child”
  • Bernhard Schlick
    Camera
  • Kristin Feddersen
    Production design
  • Dennis Hansen
    Production design
  • Dave Stewart
    Music
    Eurythmics
  • Nena Kerner
    Music
    99 Red Balloons
  • Derek von Krogh
    Music
  • Georgios Tsialis
    Make-up
  • Susan Voss-Redfern
    Make-up
  • Frank Wilde
    Styling
  • Philipp Palm
    Drums
  • Eileen Brunngräber
    Production manager
  • Sabrina Donati
    Executive Producer
  • Philipp Palm
    Executive Producer
  • Film Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Dystopia, Phantasy, Wonderland, Rock, Pop, Eurythmics, Nena, Childhood, film noir
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 19, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Germany
  • Country of Filming:
    Germany
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital DSLR
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1:1.78
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
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