Let's Make Money
After ''We Feed the World'', the spectacular documentary about our foodstuffs, the film-maker Erwin Wagenhofer presents us his new, shocking documentary. ''Let's Make MONEY'' follows the tracks of our money through the worldwide finance system.Wagenhofer looks behind the scenes of the colourful backdrop of banks and insurance companies. What does our pension provision have to do with the property blow-up in Spain? We don't have to buy a home there in order to be involved. As soon as we open an account, we're part of the world-wide finance market - whether we want to be or not. The bank enters our account into the global money circuit. Possibly banks or pension funds lend our money to speculators.We customers have no idea where our debtor lives and what he does to pay our interest fees. Most of us aren't even interested, because we like to follow the call of the banks: ''Let your money work''. But money can't work. Only people, animals or machines can work.
ARMENIA is a film that was made by accident. The makers were in Armenia for another film-assignment. They were invited by an Armenian family. This hilarious and awkward film of 11 minutes is the result of this unexpected visit.
One camera-position, one filmreel, one location, and one unforgettable event.
Helmut Grasser was born in 1961 in Klagenfurt, Austria. Since 1980 he works as an assistant director and production manager. He works also as a screenwriter and executive producer of commercials and corporate commercials. In 1989 he founded his own film production company Allegro Film, which he leads to this day.
Allegro Film has produced more than 50 films, including successful films such as: We Feed the World (directed by Erwin Wagenhofer, 2005) or In 3 Tagen bist du tot (directed by Andreas Prochaska, 2006). Between 1996 and 2001 Grasser was a member of selection committee of the Austrian Film Institute and from 2002 to 2006 member of the board of the Vienna Film Fund. From 1999 to 2006 he served as spokesman and later president of the Association of Austrian Film Producers (AAFP). Since 2002 he is member of the European Film Academy. Together with other Austrian filmmakers he founded Austrian Film Academy in 2009. For his only directorial achievement yet, a documentary film Die Wahlkämpfer (1993), he won the Prix Europa.
Lives and works in Vienna as a producer.
More than Honey, Documentary 2011, Dir: Markus ImhoofKebab mit Alles, TV-Movie 2011, Dir: Wolfgang MurnbergerBlack Brown White, Feature 2011, Dir: Erwin WagenhoferWelcome to Vienna, TV-Movie 2010, Dir: Nikolaus LeytnerIn the beginning there was light, Documentary 2010, Dir: P.A. StraubingerTatort – Vergeltung, TV-Movie 2010, Dir: Wolfgang MurnbergerMeine Tochter Nicht, TV-Movie 2010, Dir: Wolfgang MurnbergerThe Turtles Song, Feature 2009, Dir: Nick StringerTatort – Glaube Liebe Tod, TV-Movie 2009, Dir: Michi RieblLemmings First Case, Feature 2009, Dir: Nikolaus LeytnerLet’s make MONEY, Documentary 2008, Dir. Erwin WagenhoferDead in 3 DAYS – the sequel, Feature 2008, Dir: Andreas ProchaskaHalf a life, TV-Movie 2008, Dir: Nikolaus LeytnerDead in 3 Days, Feature 2006, Dir: Andreas ProchaskaWe Feed the World, Documentary 2005, Dir: Erwin WagenhoferThe Headsman, Drama 2005, Dir: Simon AebyDog Days, Feature 2001, Dir: Ulrich SeidlHold Up, Feature 2000, Dir: Florian FlickerThree Gentlemen, Feature 1998, Dir: Nikolaus LeytnerSuzie Washington, Feature 1998, Dir: Florian FlickerThe Neighbour, Feature 1992, Dir: Götz Spielmann
Allegro Film Produktions GesmbH