Natalie Gravenor | Friday August 28th, 2015 | 3
Bright Blue Gorilla is back! The globetrotting musical and filmmaking duo of Los Angelenos Robyn Rosenkrantz und Michael Glover is shooting their sixth low budget feature, “Mr. Rudolpho’s Jubilee”, in Italy and Berlin. “Mr. Rudolpho’s Jubilee” is the second Bright Blue Gorilla opus to be set in Berlin (earlier comedies KARATE FILM CAFÉ and LOSE WITH ENGLISH had Berlin-shot footage but were set elsewhere; furthermore, Glover and Rosenkratz usually edit the films here in Berlin). BBG No. 5, GO WITH LE FLO, is a cross-cultural romantic comedy about a half German, half French delicatessen owner who’s lookin’ for love in all the wrong places. “Mr. Rudolpho’s Jubilee” promises to fulfill the laugh quotient, but weightier themes are creeping into the Gorillas’ scripts: gentrification, political activism and fashion. Oh well, two out of three ain’t bad…
This time round, German top-tier actress Christiane Paul joins the cast as the female lead, Anja. The story centers around Mr. Rudolpho, an Italian fashion designer who decides to commit suicide during Berlin Fashion Week. Instead, he falls in with a group of bohemians who introduce him to another, less superficial side of the city. The film features the fashion of Berlin-based designer Gregor Marvel.
Last week, the Gorillas shot a key scene on the distinctive bridge over the S-Bahn tracks connecting Kopenhagener Straße and Dänenstraße. Here are some photographic impressions.
“Mr. Rudolpho’s Jubilee” is shooting throughout the summer and slated to open in 2016. Until then: keep calm and share your bananas, as the Gorillas would say.
Watch Bright Blue Gorilla’s earlier films on realeyz.