Since we are really looking forward to FURIOSA, we just wanted to shorten the waiting time and return to our beloved Wasteland.

 

As young filmmakers and passionate fans of the Mad Max saga, HOPE AND GLORY is meant as a cinematic thank you in honor of what George Miller, Byron Kennedy and Doug Mitchell created.

 

 

The crew

Adrian Martin

DIRECTOR | PRODUCER | WRITER

The original idea for the film came from Adrian Martin, who has already generated millions of clicks on YouTube as a director and producer of the film collective ParaLightWorx. One of his biggest hits has been the mini-series „Dusty Faces“ which has reached audiences all over the world.

In addition to directing this movie he is also the production manager taking care of planning and organizing physical production.

At PARALIGHTWORX.COM you can watch countless shorts in which he has had essential roles of production.

Adrian Martin

DIRECTOR | PRODUCER | WRITER

The original idea for the film came from Adrian Martin, who has already generated millions of clicks on YouTube as a director and producer of the film collective ParaLightWorx. One of his biggest hits has been the mini-series „Dusty Faces“ which has reached audiences all over the world.

In addition to directing this movie he is also the production manager taking care of planning and organizing physical production.

At www.paralightworx.com you can watch countless shorts in which he has had essential roles of production.

Erik van Schoor

DIRECTOR | PRODUCER | WRITER | STORYBOARD ARTIST

Erik van Schoor is a professional storyboard artist, comic book creator and filmmaker. He started at an ad agency, worked as an Art Director and has been working freelance since 2020.

Based on Adrian Martin’s ideas he wrote the script and translated the whole movie into storyboards. This way, all the different locations, special effects and the stunts could be planned out in detail. Besides sharing directing duties with Adrian, Erik also supervises the post-production process.

An overview of his projects can be found at

www.erikvanschoor.com

Erik van Schoor

DIRECTOR | WRITER | STORYBOARD ARTIST

Erik van Schoor is a professional storyboard artist, comic book creator and filmmaker. He started at an ad agency, worked as an Art Director and has been working freelance since 2020.

Based on Adrian Martin’s ideas he wrote the script and translated the whole movie into storyboards. This way, all the different locations, special effects and the stunts could be planned out in detail. Besides sharing directing duties with Adrian, Erik also supervises the post-production process.

An overview of his projects can be found at

www.erikvanschoor.com

Johannes Pfau

Director of Photography | PRODUCER

Since 2017 Johannes Pfau is working freelance as director of photography. He enriches the rough world of HOPE AND GLORY with his atmospheric photography.
Therefore he goes to his limits – whether hanging on a climbing rope or sitting on the back of a quad bike: the perfect camera position and movement is just as important to him as an exciting lighting concept.
A look at his website johannespfau.de gives an insight into his projects as a cinematographer and his crew-united page reveals the wide range of cinema-, streaming- and TV-productions he has been involved in, before joining this adventure.

Johannes Pfau

Director of Photography

Johannes Pfau has been working as a colorist and camera operator since 2016 and will bring the rough world of ‘Hope and Glory’ to life with his atmospheric photography and color grading expertise.

A look at his johannespfau.de reveals the wide range of productions he has been involved with before joining the crew on this adventure.

Fabian Martin

Props | Graphic Design | Set Construction

As a designer and illustrator Fabian Martin is responsible for the look and feel of all the promotional design elements involved in this project.

He also takes part in the creation of film weapons and has worked on the key prop of the movie: the Interceptor.

His attention to detail also goes into prop and set design.

On www.mixedmartinarts.com you can find out more about his artistic work.

Fabian Martin

Props | Graphic Design | Set Construction

As a designer and illustrator Fabian Martin is responsible for the look and feel of all the promotional design elements involved in this project.

He also takes part in the creation of film weapons and has worked on the key prop of the movie: the Interceptor.

His attention to detail also goes into prop and set design.

On www.mixedmartinarts.com you can find out more about his artistic work.

Lasse van Schoor

Set Design | Visual Effects

Lasse van Schoor graduated at TH Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm. He is currently working as a freelance storyboard artist, animation artist, director of photography and set designer.

His interest in visual storytelling began at a very young age with drawings and comics. Then his fascination for moving pictures grew unceasingly after his first visits to the cinema.

His webiste www.lassevanschoor.com provides an overview on his body of work. From relationship conflicts to fighting monsters – his range of genres is huge.

Lasse van Schoor

Set Design | Visual Effects

Lasse van Schoor graduated at TH Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm. He is currently working as a freelance storyboard artist, animation artist, director of photography and set designer.

His interest in visual storytelling began at a very young age with drawings and comics. Then his fascination for moving pictures grew unceasingly after his first visits to the cinema.

His webiste www.lassevanschoor.com provides an overview on his body of work. From relationship conflicts to fighting monsters – his range of genres is huge.

Willi HesseL

COSTUME DESIGNER | PROP MASTER

Willi Hessel has many years of experience producing authentic costumes and props.

The Mad Max franchise is known for its uniqueness in these departments and Willi is here to recreate that same feeling. His crafting abilities will create the astounding look of the wasteland.

Visit @urlag_entertainments on instagram and lose yourself in the countless examples of costumes and props he has built over the years.

Willi Hessel

COSTUME DESIGNER | PROP MASTER

Willi Hessel has many years of experience producing authentic costumes and props.

The Mad Max franchise is known for its uniqueness in these departments and Willi is here to recreate that same feeling. His crafting abilities will create the astounding look of the wasteland.

Visit @urlag_entertainments on instagram and lose yourself in the countless examples of costumes and props he has built over the years.

Jana Erger

Special Make-Up FX

FX make up artist Jana Erger was trained at Städtische Bühnen Frankfurt am Main and graduated summa cum laude. After moving to Rostock she started working at the theater and has participated in many photo and film shoots.

Her duties include hair and make up for the actors, creating wigs and other hair pieces and crafting individual wounds, scars, etc.

On her hompeage www.masken-zeit.de you can find her portfolio and a detailed description of her qualifications.

Jana Erger

SPECIAL FX MAKE UP ARTIST

FX make up artist Jana Erger was trained at Städtische Bühnen Frankfurt am Main and graduated summa cum laude. After moving to Rostock she started working at the theater and has participated in many photo and film shoots.

Her duties include hair and make up for the actors, creating wigs and other hair pieces and crafting individual wounds, scars, etc.

On her hompeage www.masken-zeit.de you can find her portfolio and a detailed description of her qualifications.

The Cast

Daniel Grave is

Max Rockatansky

Daniel Grave follows the footsteps of great Hollywood actors. However, instead of copying their approach to the main character, he he presents his own fresh take on the iconic character of Max. Parallel to our shoot, we had to share him with Liam Neeson whom he worked with on Nimrod Antal’s film “Retribution”. You can see his ever growing filmography on

www.danielgrave.com.

Daniel Grave is

Max Rockatansky

Daniel Grave follows the footsteps of great Hollywood actors.
However, instead of copying their approach to the main character, he presents his own fresh take on the iconic character of Max.

Parallel to our shoot, we had to share him with Liam Neeson
whom he worked with on Nimrod Antal’s film “Retribution”.

You can see his ever growing filmography on

www.danielgrave.com.

Inken Paland is Hope

For our title character, we were looking for an actress who combines strength, courage and sensitivity. With Inken Paland we got even more than that. She brings the role to life and provides the empathetic counterpart to Max, whom she helps to reconnect with his humanity.

In addition to her studies at GWK University of Arts in Berlin she has participated in countless acting workshops and takes weekly classes.

On filmmakers.de/inken-paland you can find out more about her career.

Inken Paland is Hope

For our title character, we were looking for an actress who combines strength, courage and sensitivity. With Inken Paland we got even more than that. She brings the role to life and provides the empathetic counterpart to Max, whom she helps to reconnect with his humanity.

In addition to her studies at GWK University of Arts in Berlin she has participated in countless acting workshops and takes weekly classes.

On filmmakers.de/inken-paland you can find out more about her career.

Lotti Eckle is Glory

The up-and-coming actress Lotti Eckle has already played Ronia, the Robbers’s Daughter on stage and has starred in various TV commercials. Her adventurous personality is a perfect fit for her character’s fighting spirit.

Besides acting, she also rides horses and is an active cheerleader. This proved to be a great advantage when she had to climb down an eight-meter-deep well without any fear of heights. Even during intense action scenes she never fails to show her full artistic and athletic commitment.

Lotti Eckle is Glory

The up-and-coming actress Lotti Eckle has already played Ronia, the Robbers’s Daughter on stage and has starred in various TV commercials. Her adventurous personality is a perfect fit for her character’s fighting spirit.

Besides acting, she also rides horses and is an active cheerleader. This proved to be a great advantage when she had to climb down an eight-meter-deep well without any fear of heights. Even during intense action scenes she never fails to show her full artistic and athletic commitment.

alec rosenthal is

the commander

Alec Rosenthal is an actor, native New Yorker and has been performing on stages for over 35 years. His artistic pursuits are inspired by his family of musicians and playwrights including luminaries like Viola Spolin, founder of theatre games and The Second City.  Alec’s creative projects range from film, music to literature across both the United States and Europe.  imdb.me/arosenthal

Alec Rosenthal is the commander

Alec Rosenthal is an actor, native New Yorker and has been performing on stages for over 35 years. His artistic pursuits are inspired by his family of musicians and playwrights including luminaries like Viola Spolin, founder of theatre games and The Second City.  Alec’s creative projects range from film, music to literature across both the United States and Europe.  imdb.me/arosenthal

Cyrus rahbar is

the old king

Cyrus Rahbar lives in Berlin and works as a freelance actor. Born in Damme in 1971 and raised in Wuppertal, where he played in the independent theater scene, he completed his acting training at the Freiburg acting school E-Werk. At the same time, he performed at the

Kammerspiele and trained as a singer. In addition to stage performances, Cyrus Rahbar’s spectrum is rounded off by readings, radio plays, photo shoots, commercials, work as a singer and speaker, various assistant and management roles as well as participation in several film and television productions.

cyrus rahbar is the old king

Cyrus Rahbar lives in Berlin and works as a freelance actor. Born in Damme in 1971 and raised in Wuppertal, where he played in the independent theater scene, he completed his acting training at the Freiburg acting school E-Werk. At the same time, he performed at the

Kammerspiele and trained as a singer. In addition to stage performances, Cyrus Rahbar’s spectrum is rounded off by readings, radio plays, photo shoots, commercials, work as a singer and speaker, various assistant and management roles as well as participation in several film and television productions.

Contact

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Adrian Martin