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The leopards of Uttarkharand - Man Eaters Against Their Will

 

GER: 2020/21
Writer & Director: Onkar Singh Janoti
Camera: Thomas Kulik
Producer: Thorolf Lipp
Stage: Pre-Production
 

The leopards of Uttarkharand - Man Eaters Against Their Will
The primary school teacher and gifted big cat hunter Lakhpat Singh Rawat is ordered by the Indian government to shoot man-eating leopards that make the villages of the Himalayan foothills unsafe. But the man who "speaks the language of the leopards" has been plagued by pangs of conscience for many years. He knows that the progressive urbanization and destruction of the primeval forests leaves the animals no other choice ...

Broken Car is Broken Heart

 

GER 2020/21
Director: Artem Funk
Producer: Thorolf Lipp
Phase: Research and Project-Development
Funded by: FFF-Bayern

Broken Car is Broken Heart
Armenia, Ukraine, Russia - three countries, three workshops, three car mechanics. Getting moving wheels rolling again is the daily challenge of our three heroes. As startup helpers, they not only get old cars in shape, but are also a symbol of the will to change in three countries of the former Soviet Union ...

My Papa, The Momk

 

D 2016, 43 & 52 Min., produced for mdr/ arte
Script & Director: Anastasia Vinokurova
Camera & Producer: THOROLF LIPP
Soundrecording: ARTEM FUNK
Editing: THOMAS KULIK
Commissioning Editor: KATRIN MATERNA (mdr)

My Papa, The Momk
Tbilisi, Georgia: the eleven-year-old orphan Barbarian has found unusual parents. Together with 17 other children she lives in a Christian Orthodox monastery. They are cared for by monks and nuns in a loving and unconventional way, and all live together as one large fami-ly. But this summer everything will be different, because Father Johannes, the monastery's leader, whom everyone calls Papa, suddenly has a new plan ...

DVD available of our five-part series RUSSIAS HORSES (German only)

 

D 2017 - 5x43 Min.
Idea, Script & Camera - THOROLF LIPP
Director - THOROLF LIPP
Co-Director - ANASTASIA VINOKUROVA
Camera & Editung - THOMAS KULIK
Sound & Translations - ARTEM FUNK
Music - ILJA CORIC
Commissioning Editor - MARITA HÜBINGER (ZDF)

DVD available of our five-part series RUSSIAS HORSES (German only)
DVD available of our five-part series RUSSIAS HORSES (German only)

Kingdom of Heaven at Lake Baikal

 

D 2017, 43 minutes, commissioned by ZDF/ arte

Idea: Artem Funk
Script & Directing: Artem Funk & Thorolf Lipp
Camera & Line Production: Thorolf Lipp
Editing: Thomas Kulik
Sound: Artem Funk

Kingdom of Heaven at Lake Baikal
After recovery from the injuries of a serious accident the Sibirian Cossack Valerij Kurenkov becomes a believer. To thank god he starts to raise funds in order to build three monasterys near Lake Baikal. In the course of the next fifteen years his venture becomes so succesful that the bishop of Irkutsk withdraws from his plan to support Valerijs ideas. Is he afraid of Valerijs extremely strong will? Today, the buildings are almost finished, but their future is uncertain...

Russia's Horses 1/5

 
  • D 2016, 43 Min., produced for ZDF/ arte
  • Idea, Director & Camera: THOROLF LIPP
  • Co-Director: ANASTASIA VINOKUROVA
  • Camera & Editing: THOMAS KULIK
  • Soundrecording & Translations: ARTEM FUNK
     
Russia's Horses 1/5
Russia's Horses 1/5

Russia's Horses 2/5

 
  • D 2016, 43 Min., produced for ZDF/ arte
  • Idea, Director & Camera: THOROLF LIPP
  • Co-Director: ANASTASIA VINOKUROVA
  • Camera & Editing: THOMAS KULIK
  • Soundrecording & Translations: ARTEM FUNK
  • Music: ILJA CORIC
Russia's Horses 2/5
Russia`s Horses 2/5

Russia's Horses 3/5

 
  • D 2016, 43 Min., produced for ZDF/ arte
  • Idea, Director & Camera: THOROLF LIPP
  • Co-Director: ANASTASIA VINOKUROVA
  • Camera & Editing: THOMAS KULIK
  • Soundrecording & Translations: ARTEM FUNK
  • Music: ILJA CORIC
Russia's Horses 3/5
Russia`'s Horses 3/5

Russia`s Horses 4/5

 
  • D 2016, 43 Min., produced for ZDF/ arte
  • Idea, Director & Camera: THOROLF LIPP
  • Co-Director: ANASTASIA VINOKUROVA
  • Camera & Editing: THOMAS KULIK
  • Soundrecording & Translations: ARTEM FUNK
  • Music: ILJA CORIC
Russia`s Horses 4/5
Russia`s Horses 4/5

Russia's Horses 5/5

 
  • D 2016, 43 Min., produced for ZDF/ arte
  • Idea, Director & Camera: THOROLF LIPP
  • Co-Director: ANASTASIA VINOKUROVA
  • Camera & Editing: THOMAS KULIK
  • Soundrecording & Translations: ARTEM FUNK
  • Music: ILJA CORIC
Russia's Horses 5/5
Russias Horses 5/5

Between Equals? Memories of a Friendship and its aftermath

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Germany 2015, 90 Minutes
English and German language versions
partly subtitled

Script, Director and Editing THOROLF LIPP
Camera THOROLF LIPP • THOMAS KULIK
Sound MARTINA KLEINERT • GITTE GESNER
Sound Design TITUS MADERLECHNER
Colour Correction CAROLIN RÖCKELEIN
Editor MARTINA KLEINERT
Music FASFOWOD STRINGBAND • THOROLF LIPP • KIMIKO ISHIZAKA

Between Equals? Memories of a Friendship and its aftermath
A story about setting out, arriving and returning. And about appearances that are deceptive..

Challenge Humboldt-Forum

 

D 2012, 16 Min.
Directors: Thorolf Lipp und Martina Kleinert
Camera & Editing: Thorolf Lipp
Commissioned by the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation

Challenge Humboldt-Forum
Image film for the Prussian Heritage Foundation about the coming Humboldt-Forum

It's about Beauty and Anger - Conversations with Tracey Rose

 

D 2010, 43 Min. (Location: South Africa)
Directors: Thorolf Lipp & Tobias Wendl
Photography & Editing: Thorolf Lipp
Federal German Research Foundation

It's about Beauty and Anger - Conversations with Tracey Rose
Part 1 of a four part documentary series "performance, media & memory - South african artists in dialogue". This film portrays the South African artist Tracey Rose.

Helping Things to Reappear - Conversations with Minette Vari

 
  • D 2010, 26 Min. (Location: South Africa)
  • Directors: Thorolf Lipp & Tobias Wendl
  • Photography & Editing: Thorolf Lipp
  • Federal German Research Foundation DFG
Helping Things to Reappear  - Conversations with Minette Vari
Part 2 of a four part documentary series "performance, media & memory - South African artists in dialogue". This film portrays Minnette Vari, a leading South African artist who always works with their own body, documenting, altering and irrealizing her performances with video.

Terrorizing the Concept of Meaning - Conversations with Johan Thom

 
  • D 2010, 43 Min. (Location: South Africa)
  • Directors: Thorolf Lipp & Tobias Wendl
  • Photography & Editing: Thorolf Lipp
  • Federal German Research Foundation
Terrorizing the Concept of Meaning - Conversations with Johan Thom
Part 3 of a four part documentary series "performance, media & memory - South african artists in dialogue". This film portrays the South African artist Johan Thom.

I Want This Feeling - Conversations with Thando Mama

 
  • D 2010, 26 Min. (Location: South Africa)
  • Directors: Thorolf Lipp & Tobias Wendl
  • Photography & Editing: Thorolf Lipp
  • Federal German Research Foundation (DFG)
I Want This Feeling - Conversations with Thando Mama
Part 4 of the four part documentary series "performance, media & memory - South African artists in dialogue". This film portrays the leading South African video-artist Thando Mama.

Gold im Berg (Mountain of Gold)

 
  • D 2008, 17 Min. (Location: Germany)
  • Director: Martina Kleinert
  • Photography & Editing: Thorolf Lipp
  • EU Leader Plus project for Goldkronach
Gold im Berg (Mountain of Gold)
The "golden" history of Goldkronach - The small, Upper Franconian town of Goldkronach, close by to Wagner's Bayreuth, looks backs upon 600 years of mining history. Visitors can explore where medieval gold mining took place around the "mountain of gold".

Oktoberfest (made in Rabaul)

 
  • D 2004, 30 Min. (Location: PNG)
  • Director, Photography & Editing: Martina Kleinert
  • Sound: Thorolf Lipp
  • Arcadia Filmproduktion
Oktoberfest (made in Rabaul)
Oktoberfest in Papua New Guinea - draught beer, ‘knackwurst’ and the German ‘chicken dance’. That’s what it looks like when this world-famous festival takes place at the Rabaul Yacht Club - the social heart and meeting point for all the expats living in Rabaul.

Ghanaian Video Tales

 
  • D2004, 58 Min. (Location: Ghana)
  • Script, Director & Photography: Tobias Wendl
  • Sound: Richard Assiamah
  • Editing & Postproduction: Thorolf Lipp
  • Federal German Reserach Council (DFG)
Ghanaian Video Tales
Ghanaian Video Tales introduces the exciting unique genre of African horror movies - and the filmmakers behind it.

Myths from the South Seas (cinema version)

 

Germany 2005
90 minutes
Director: Thorolf Lipp

 

 

Myths from the South Seas (cinema version)
Myths from the South Seas (cinema version)

Myths from the South Seas - On Origins

 

D 2005, 43 Min. (Location: Vanuatu)
Script: Thorolf Lipp, Martina Kleinert
Director and Cameraman: Thorolf Lipp
Bayerisches Fernsehen (2005)

Myths from the South Seas - On Origins
The Kastom-Sa of South Pentecost,Vanuatu, and the gol landdiving spectacle. First part of a 5 part series on Pacific myths and cultures, produced for German television.

Myths from the South Seas - Divine Gifts (Göttliche Gaben)

 
  • D 2005, 43 Min. (Location: PNG, Fiji)
  • Script: Thorolf Lipp, Martina Kleinert
  • Director & Photography: Thorolf Lipp
  • Bayerisches Fernsehen (2005)
Myths from the South Seas - Divine Gifts (Göttliche Gaben)
The Madak from New Irland, Papua New Guinea, have a very special relationship with sharks. With their small outrigger canoes the sail far out to catch them with their hands ... Second part of a 5 part series on Pacific myths and cultures, produced for German television.

Myths from the South Seas - Maui's order

 
  • D 2005, 43 Min. (Location: Samoa & Tonga)
  • Script: Thorolf Lipp, Martina Kleinert
  • Director & Photography: Thorolf Lipp
  • Bayerisches Fernsehen (2005)
Myths from the South Seas - Maui's order
The most important figure of Polynesian mythology is Maui. He is said to have created islands and erected monuments, his supernatural powers are legend and he is the source of vital natural resources. Third part of a 5 part series on Pacific myths and cultures, produced for German television.

Myths from the South Seas- Man Made Worlds

 

D 2005, 43 Min. (Kapingamarangi & Pohnpei, FSM)
Script: Thorolf Lipp, Martina Kleinert
Director & Photography: Thorolf Lipp
Bayerisches Fernsehen (2005)

Myths from the South Seas- Man Made Worlds
The tiny atoll of Kapingamarangi is a Polynesian enclave in Micronesia. Touhou, the island most inhabitants are living on, is special and mysterious: it is a man-made island. In Pohnpei, about 1000 kilometres afar, a similar phenomenon can be found: the former royal city of Nan Madol consists of 92 artificial islands.

Myths from the South Seas - Travels in Time and Space

 
  • D 2005, 43 Min. (Location: Ifaluk & Yap)
  • Script: Thorolf Lipp, Martina Kleinert
  • Director & Photography: Thorolf Lipp
  • Bayerisches Fernsehen
Myths from the South Seas - Travels in Time and Space
The Micronesian island of Ifaluk is one of the last places where seafaring outrigger canoes are still built and sailed on a daily basis. Yap is the home of the famous Fai's, the stone money. While still being remote tourism has had its influence on the island and things have changed ... Fifth part of a 5 part series on Pacific myths and cultures, produced for German television.

Being Master of the Castle

 
  • D 2005, 30 Min. (Location: Germany)
  • Script: Martina Kleinert
  • Director: Martina Kleinert & Thorolf Lipp
  • Camera: Thorolf Lipp
  • Arcadia Filmproduktion
Being Master of the Castle
30 years ago Paul Wiest came to Creußen in Upper Franconia and moved into the 700-year-old castle of Bühl. Having been used as a place for malt-production, he wanted to transform it into a fairy-tale castle.

Kava - The Drink of The Gods

 
  • D 1998, 58 Min. (Samoa, Fiji & Vanuatu)
  • Script, Director & Photography: Thorolf Lipp
  • Bayerisches Fernsehen (2001)
Kava - The Drink of The Gods
This film is a journey through three countries in Oceania: Samoa, Fiji, and Vanuatu. It gives insight into kava rituals as they are carried out today.

Adire - Indigo Textiles amongst the Yoruba

 
  • D 1995, 45 Min. (Location: Nigeria)
  • Script, Photography & Editing: Thorolf Lipp
  • Coproducer: TMT Film- & Fernsehproduktion
  • For Heinrich Böll Foundation, Cologne

 

Adire - Indigo Textiles amongst the Yoruba
This film was produced in Nigeria and deals with the production of Adire, hand painted or knotted cloths, dyed with Indigo. The artistic creation of these cloths has a long tradition in Yoruba culture. Adire: history and stories on webs of cloth.