Five FrightFest Facts From Tini Tüllmann director of Freddy/Eddy


1. Tell us about your film?
Tini Tüllmann: FREDDY/EDDY is my first feature film. It was quite a struggle to produce it, because it is very hard in Germany to get fundings for a thriller, especially when you are a nobody like me. So I had to empty my banc account and borrow some money from my family and everybody on the project was working for no money. We didn’t get fundings, but we got a lot of support from many sides. It’s still incredible how many people helped us. That’s also why the credits are really long. The film is kind of a Jekyll&Hyde story settled at the beginning of the Alps in Southern Germany. After two decades Freddy’s imaginary childhood friend shows up again and turns his life in an even bigger mess than it was already.
It’s a story about identity. Who am I, what am I and how many? One? Two? More? Who is real and who is not.
So we can watch Freddy’s struggle in believing and making others believe.

2. How did you get into making horror movies?
Tini Tüllmann: To be honest I don’t know. I just write stuff and even if I write something that starts out funny, it always turns dark at some point. I don’t do it on purpose. It just happens. I cannot control it.
My mind is a weird place I guess.

3. What film would you love to see screened at FrightFest and why?
Tini Tüllmann: I saw a great spanish movie at Fantaspoa. It’s called “Psiconautas – The forgotten children” by Pedro Rivero. It’s a very dark animation and it’s just mindblowing.

4. If you could create your own award to give at the FrightFest, what would it be and why?
Tini Tüllmann: My favourite awards are always for best actors. These people do not only put all their love and effort in the film like everybody else that works on it, it is them that bring the film to life. It’s their face, their body, their gestures. It’s like stripping down naked to build up something new. They are always the first ones who get criticized, they should be also be the first ones who get the acknowledgement.

5. If your life was made into a horror film, what would it be called and who would play the starring role?
Tini Tüllmann: My life would probably be the most tedious and dull horror film in history. Maybe a rip off of the Teletubbies. If I do compare what other people have to go through, my struggles in life are nothing. I’m just incredibly lucky. I live on the sunny side of the street and I hope it will stay like this forever. So yes, I guess watching railroad tracks through Europe will be a more horrifying movie than my life.

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