EVERYTHING WILL BE ALRIGHT

Written and directed by Niko von Glasow
2012 . Documentary . Color . 96 min

EVERYTHING WILL BE ALRIGHT

Content / Description

This film goes behind the scenes and under the skin of a unique live theatre production. Film director Niko von Glasow brings together a company of performers to conceive and perform a new stage comedy. In the play, a group of physically and mentally disabled hopefuls show up to audition for a TV talent show. They are sent to a separate and suitable room, where they are forgotten.

There’s a blind actress/singer who dreams of starring in Les Miserables; a young man with Downs Syndrome and an addiction to his video camera; a feisty Thalidomide operetta-singer; a paraplegic woman who yearns for her moment in the spotlight, if only she can get away from her mother for long enough. All of them are eager to have their one big moment of success, but will they ever get the chance to show their talent? The making of an honest, hilarious, provocative and extremely moving piece of theatre is shown on film in this unsentimental, intimate, and uncompromising documentary. Niko (one of the world’s few professional and disabled directors) guides, encourages and at times forces his actors through the process of exploring and examining themselves and each other.

The able-bodied actors show themselves to be every bit as flawed, hindered and disabled as those with physical disabilities. It’s often the disabled performers who are most comfortable with who and what they are. Niko has as much of a struggle getting the actors to be “real” as he does helping the non-professional performers to trust in their acting skills, or to separate their on-stage conflicts from the friendships that are forming off-stage.

And the tables are turned on the director himself, when his cast question and challenge his motives: is he putting them through this ordeal of self-exposure to help and develop them, or to give himself juicy material for his play, and footage for his film? Believe it or not, this up-close and often upsetting documentary is full of laughter, fun and moments of genuine theatrical magic.

Trailer

Gallery

ALLES WIRD GUT - GALERIE

Cast and Crew

 

 

Starring

Jana Zöll

 

Mirco Monshausen

 

Nico Randel

 

Annika Reinicke

 

Manon Wetzel

 

Jan Dziobek

 

Bettina Muckenhaupt

 

Christina Zajber

 

Oliver Grice

 

Christiane Grieb

 

Leslie Ann Mader

 

Sofia Plich

 

Milena Güleryüz

 

Marvin Fuchs

 

 

Written, directed & produced by

Niko von Glasow

Editors

Mechthild Barth & Bernhard Reddig

Camera

Sebastian Salanta, Anna Heinzig, Alexander Gheorghiu, Markus Henkel & Nico Randel

Sound Recording

Max Walter

Dramatic Advisor

Kiki von Glasow

Executive Producer

Hülya Israel

Line Producer

Florian Caspar Seibel

Associate Producer

Anne Mager

Commissioning Editor WDR

Sophie Seitz

Commissioning Editor BR

Claudia Simionescu

 

 

Lighting Design

Gerd Weidig

Costume and Set Design

Kai Rudat

Technical Crew

Uli Rodenkirchen & Alexander Kerwien

Postproduction Supervisor

Sebastian Bonde

 

 

Postproduction Sound

TORUS FILM GmbH, Cologne

Supervisor

Stephan Colli

Sound Editor / Mixer

Falk Möller

ADR

SPLENDID

 

 

Postproduction / Colour Correction

FARBKULT

Supervisor

Erhard Gießen

Colorist

Felix Hüsken

Subtitles

Till Rudolph, textimbild

 

 

Legal Advisor

Mathias Schwarz

Production Accountance

Bernhard Rand & Lukasz Gilles

Accountant

Egon Eberts

Tax Advisor

Herbert Nather

Production Assistant

Bruni Findgott

 

 

Stills Photographer

Werner Meyer

Artistic Director

Petra Münchrath

 

 

Production of

PALLADIO FILM Köln

Supported and funded by

Filmstiftung NRW und BKM

 

 

Distributor

NFP marketing & distribution *