Two feature films in production: Phantom Party and Exploitation. More news will follow.
Order films now with Eva Dorrepaal
You can order Terrorama!, Lebenspornografie, Both Ends Burning, Hysteria and Last Performance from Edwin Brienen at http://www.filmfreaks.nl/brienen/brienen_top.htm
Thanks to Filmfreak Distribution five films with Eva Dorrepaal in leading roles will be released in The Netherlands, Luxemburg, Belgium and Germany, with future release dates in Sweden and France in the works.
Terrorama!, Lebenspornografie, Both Ends Burning, Hysteria and Last Performance will become available for purchase in a Brienen DVD box or seperately. Five diverse feature films, ranging from cult underground to arthouse independent.
The official release party will take place May 3rd 2008 at studio K in Amsterdam. Terrorama!, Hysteria and Last Performance will be shown.
The official DVD release party is at Studio K:
When: Saturday May 3rd 2008. from 15:00 to 4:00!
Where: Studio-K, Timorplein 62, Amsterdam
15.00 - Hysteria (2006)
17.00 - Last performance (2006)
19.00 - L'Amours Toujours (2007) (This is the only film Eva is not in, but it's also a beautiful film)
Q&A With Edwin Brienen
21.00 - Terrorama (2001)
23.00 - 04.00 Afterparty
Revision, filmed in August 2007, is the second part of Brienen's Apocalypse Trilogy and is set for release in spring of 2008.
Brienen's 9th feature film is set in a futuristic world, where terrorist attacks rule daily life, forced chip implantation is commonplace and government control is routinely exerted through manipulation of the media.
Traci (Eva Dorrepaal), an ex-model, feels lost and confused. Whereas once she believed in God and looked to Him as a source of inner calm and peace, she simply believes no longer and tries desperately to fill the void caused by her lack of faith.
Meanwhile, her husband, Charlie (Clayton Nemrow), persuades her to transgress the 6th Commendment (5th among Roman Catholics) and commit murder. She picks up a random guy in a bar and brings him home. Soon, however, reality ad fantasy become intertwined in an indecipherable web of hallucinations and mental chaos. Haunted by her inner demon, Vince Destructo (played by Jacob Dove Basker), Traci spirals headlong toward madness.
APRIL 26th 2007Official premiere I'D LIKE TO DIE A THOUSAND TIMES
In Berlin in the BROTFABRIK cinema, APRIL 26TH 07 till May 9th 07, 10PM/22.00Uhr.
Germany 2007 – 90 Minutes, English spoken.
The seventh feature film of Brienen in five years is a wild roadtrip through Berlin nights, where two couples explore the mechanics of 'killing'. Leading roles are for Clayton Nemrow, Esther Verkaaik, Eva Dorrepaal and Sebastian Suba. We're proud to announce Shaun Lawton, who played next to Isabelle Adjani in Zulawski's masterpiece Possession, co-stars in this controversial film. Bärbel Schleker and René Ifrah make the cast complete.
The extreme weather conditions (40 Degrees Celsius during daytime) added an extra touch to the already apocalyptic story. Sweat and blood as crème-de-menthe of a deadly cocktail that includes champagne, sex and cocaine. Comedy turns into horror. Another masterpiece of Herr Brienen, recently quoted in TIP magazine as one of Berlin's most influential filmmakers.
UK DVD release of TERRORAMA!
June 11th 07 Redemption will release Terrorama! Three months later followed by Lebenspornografie. You can pre-order through http://www.amazon.co.uk
Coming up on MNN TV: Fashion Fever. It will be aired in May '07. Exact dates will be posted here. Eva plays a drunk model, interviewing the VIPS Backstage in the midst of a serious fashion show. Boiling interview with Vinny Vella from the Soprano's. Look for her in the brown wig.
Theatre project on location 12 short scenes by different writers. Eva plays Susan Stich in one of the 12 short plays, doing research on anonymous sexual encounters in elevators. New York, 5 West 63rd Street May 1st 07 @ 7PM and 8PM, limited admittance. Reservations:
You can order exclusive Eva Dorrepaal wallpaper. Dutch artist Rachel de Joode featured me as her model in custom-designed wallpaper. It’s actually kind of cool. You can visit this exposition in Berlin:
It’s called "LOVE and HATE"
AB-project , April 19th - May 25th
Torstrasse 96, 10119 Berlin
Tuesday - Saturday 14 - 20
"Last Tango in New York" will be aired again. Eva stars as the woman. It will be aired Saturday February 17th at 7 PM, EDT, on the Dave Gold Show. You can see it on Channel 57 or 110 in Manhattan, New York.
Last Performance is chosen for the official selection (specials) of the 26th
edition of the Dutch Film Festival. A feature film with Eva Dorrepaal, Tomas
Spencer, Vincent Bagnall, Esther Verkaaik, Rene Ifrah, Volker Behrens and many
others, will have its world premiere in The Netherlands, who would have thought!
The festival, that will be opened by Queen Beatrix, takes place from September
27th til October 6th 2006 in Utrecht.
A sensational fact. We are the first, truly independent production that is
accepted by the festival since six years. It's also a sign of recognition for
Edwins work, that because of the non-comercial value- always was seen as
The first screening date for Last Performance (which will be our official
premiere) will be Thursday, September 28th at 22.15hrs., at Studio in Utrecht.
For screening dates and reservations, you can visit the Festival at:
Guerrilla filmmaking... I just recovered from another Edwin Brienen film shot during the heat in July. Hardly any sleep nor food in July and August. But so much fun... The summer film is called "I'd like to die a thousand times". A cruel fairy tale with new age influences. I play a very interesting role, Lisa. Lisa repressed her sexually abusive childhood and that catches up with her. Then she turns in a confused Ophelia-like killing monster/ machine. Only humans, because she is vegetarian. Just like Leatherface, her idol. Now, this is only a side line. The film is about two couples. It's basically a road movie, although we won't see very much of the road. Comedy turns into horror.
July 22, 2006
"Return From The Past" is a relationship comedy about two women and a man, viciously well written by Dave Gold. All characters are outrageous, full of bullshit, escapism and denial. The first cut will be aired Saturday July 22nd at 7 PM, EDT, on the Dave Gold Show. You can see it on Channel 57 or 110 in Manhattan, New York. If you live in Europe, you can see it at 01.00 hrs in the morning July 23rd on your computer. Go to www.mnn.org and click on Channel 57.
I´D LIKE TO DIE A THOUSAND TIMES" is in production in Berlin. A road movie. I play Lisa, and have to look like an eccentric model on drugs with a wig. More news will follow.
15 JUNE 2006 - GERMAN PREMIERE
EDWIN BRIENEN'S "HYSTERIA"
John Waters meets Fritz Lang! The most bizarre cinema experience of the year.
A film by Edwin Brienen Hysteria tells the story of a woman, Lara (Eva Dorrepaal), trapped in her own nightmare. After being raped by a masked man, Lara ends up in the castle of a degenerated family and soon becomes the object of torture and humiliation. Desperately she tries to find a way to escape her own dreams...
The film Hysteria is a political horror that deals with topics sucs as mind manipulation and false reality. For sure, Hysteria is the most bizarre cinema experience of the year. A dark black and white world that looks as if Richard Kern remakes Addams Family. Or John Waters collaborates with Fritz Lang. And with a haunting electro/industrial/classical soundtrack by Hanno Hinkelbein (Null Records/Aeox), IO and Johann Sebastian Bach.
Brotfabrik Kino, Berlin
15-21 June, daily 22 hrs/ 10 PM
22-28 June, daily 23 hrs/ 11 PM
Brotfabrik, Caligariplatz, Berlin
May 10th 2006
Dave Gold Show "The Return of Eva"
Tonight: Wednesday May 10th @ 8.30 PM, EDT,
You can see it on Channel 67 or 110 in Manhattan.
If you live in Europe, you can set your alarm clock and see it at 2:30 in the morning on your computer. Go to www.mnn.org and click on Channel 67.
April 27th 2006:
I would like to invite you to the screening of "Stars and Bars", a short film produced for the 48 Hour Film project. The competition took place during the weekend of April 21-23rd. The objective of the competition was to make a 7 minute film in the time frame of 48 hours. This required writing, shooting, and editing in 48 hours. Because they didn't know what they were going to write, the actors had to be on standby, ready to race to the location, just like in the Army. They called me in at 8 am on a Saturday morning for a small part and it was fun, although it wasn't as chaotic as I had hoped for!
The screening will take place:
Thursday April 27th at 9:15pm
Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
143 E. Houston St. New York
Our team's name is New Liberty Entertainment and the movie is called "Stars and Bars".
Expected release Last Performance, Brienen’s American production: October 2006.
Last Performance, the fourth and latest film from award-winning European director Edwin Brienen, is set in the tumultuous New York theatre world.
Julia (Eva Dorrepaal), a European actress who relocated to New York to try and make the big time, stars in an avant-garde theatre play, directed by the eccentric Magda (Esther Eva Verkaaik). Inspired by obsessive philosophers such as Nietzsche, Schopenhauer and LaVey - "Forget the weak, the virtuous ones and the compassionate ones" – Magda explores the dark side of life.
Julia's co-star, herein, is Cooper (Tomas Sinclair Spencer) who has an abusive relationship with the sexually frustrated Tom (Vincent Bagnall). Tom, unable to accept his homosexuality, in turn exploits Julia for his own sexual adventures.
Cooper, enraged by jealousy, sets out for revenge and his actions, herein, trigger an inexorable wave of disintegration and misery. Soon, fact and fiction become indistinguishable as Julia too becomes the author of her own demise.
Last Performance is inspired by New York avant-garde and underground scene of the early, early eighties and is suffused with the spirit of the icons of that period such as Andy Warhol, Yoko Ono, Laurie Anderson, Klaus Nomi, Lydia Lunch and Diamanda Galas.
This film is projected for European release in December of 2005.
December 15th 2005
The film "Warum Ulli sich am Weihnachtsabend umbringen wollte“ ('Why Ulli wanted to kill himself on Christmas Eve') will have its premiere in Berlin in the Brotfabrik cinema.
I'm in it as the ex-girlfriend of Ulli. The Premiere date: Thursday, December 15th at 10 PM in the Brotfabrik Kino (Prenzlauer Promenade 3 13086 Berlin).
Brotfabrik Kino, Berlin
16 till 28 December, daily 22 hrs/ 10 PM
Brotfabrik, Caligariplatz, Berlin
17 December 2005, 17.30 hrs/ 5.30 PM
Fraunhoferstr. 9, 80469 München, tel. 089/260 72 50
EISZEIT KINO, Berlin
16 December 2005, 20.30 hrs/ 10.30 PM
Fraunhoferstr. 9, 80469 München, tel. 089/260 72 50
Other cities:Leipzig, Düsseldorf. November 18th 2005
Eva will be a special guest in "All About Eva" on The Dave Gold Show. She will talk about life, art and her latest film, "Last Performance." You can see it at 10 PM EDT at www.mnn.org or on Channel 67 in Manhattan..
January 14th 2005
DOUBLE PREMIERE !! LEBENSPORNOGRAPHY - BOTH ENDS BURNING
Sunday, January 16th 2005 is the long awaited double premiere of "Lebenspornography" (Pornography of Life) and "Both Ends Burning". These new, independent films feature Eva Dorrepaal, Esther Verkaaik and Bart Klever in the lead roles. The films will be screened in 13 cities, including, for the first time, New York City. The double Premiere starts at 6 PM in the cinema "Kriterion" at Roetersstraat 170 in Amsterdam.
16:45 Introduction by director Edwin Brienen with actresses Esther Eva Verkaaik and Eva Dorrepaal.
17:00 Lebenspornografie (Big Screening Room) More info: www.both-ends-burning.com
19:45 Introduction Edwin Brienen
20:00 Both Ends Burning (Big Screening Room) More info: www.both-ends-burning.com
21:30-24:00 The reception/ after-party.
Feel free to dress up. Reservations are recommended, since already more than 150 seats are reserved so far. There are other screenings throughout the Netherlands and in New York City. The festival starts January 13 at the "Melkweg" in Amsterdam.
FILMFESTIVAL: VANAF 13 JANUARI IN TWAALF NEDERLANDSE THEATERS - NEW YORK CITY - SPECIAL SCREENINGS AT JANUARY 30TH AND 31ST