Landschaft / Title Image FICTION PARK



Mystery Thriller / Horror

Reluctantly, 17-year-old Gretchen leaves her American home to live with her father, who has just moved into a resort in the German Alps with his new family. Arriving at their future residence, they are greeted by Mr. König, her father’s boss, who takes an inexplicable interest in Gretchen’s mute half-sister Alma. Something doesn’t seem right in this tranquil vacation paradise. Gretchen is plagued by strange noises and bloody visions until she discovers a shocking secret that also concerns her own family.

FBW rating Besonders wertvoll / Especially valuable

Status: Cinema release DE, US, CA and more in August 2024

Writer & Director: TILMAN SINGER

Following his festival sensation LUZ, German director Tilman Singer has once again succeeded in creating an atmospheric and visually outstanding horror trip with an original plot and perfidious twists. The film, shot on 35 mm, features EUPHORIA’s star Hunter Schafer alongside a brilliant and terrifying Dan Stevens.

Financed by NEON / Pre- and Production Support by Film und Medien Stiftung NRW, Production Support by HessenFilm und Medien and DFFF

In collaboration with Josh Rosenbaum and Ken Kao (WAYPOINT Entertainment) and Thor Bradwell.

09. August 2024

  • Fantasia Festival Montreal – Selection 2024
  • New Horizons – Midnight Madness
  • Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival – Bucheon Choise
  • LAVAZZA IncluCity Festival – The Dark Side
  • Fantastic Zagreb Film Festival – World Panorama
  • Imagine Film Festival Amsterdam – Club Imagine
  • Raindance Film Festival / Opening Film – Best International Feature
  • Transilvania International Film Festival – Full Moon
  • Sydney Film Festival – Freak Me Out
  • Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival – Competition
  • Crossing Europe / Opening Film – Night Sight
  • Trento Film Festival
  • Calgary Underground Film Festival – Competition
  • Lichterfest Frankfurt – Future German Cinema
  • Overlook Film Festival / Opening Film – Competition
  • SXSW / US Premiere – Narrative Spotlight
  • Berlin International Film Festival / World Premiere – Special Gala

Thank you Tallinn!

Marc Bary, Talitha Huges, Maria Tsigka & Markus Halberschmidt, Emma Bading, Jaap van Heusden, Marco Vermaas, Jasper Quispel, Rogier de Blok

The delegation for THE MAN FROM ROME f.l.t.r. Marc Bary (IJswater Films), Talitha Huges, Maria Tsigka & Markus Halberschmidt (FICTION PARK), Emma Bading, Jaap van Heusden, Marco Vermaas, Jasper Quispel and Rogier de Blok at the photo-call before the internationale premiere.

We had a great time in Tallinn, watched several good films and enjoyed excellent food!

Nominated for the 2023 CASTING SEMIRAMIS AWARD

Behind the Haystacks is among the 5 films nominated for the 2023 CASTING SEMIRAMIS AWARD, by the International Casting Directors Association – ICDA.


Congratulation and fingers crossed for the amazing casting directors Sotiria Marini, Sofia Dimopoulou, Akis Gourzoulidis and Fragiskos Xidianos who are nominated for the 2023 SEMIRAMIS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN CASTING

We are honoured to be selected alongside HOLY SPIDER by Ali Abbasi, IM WESTEN NICHTS NEUES by Edward Berger, CINEMA SABAYA by Orit Fouks Rotem and I AM ZLATAN by Jens Sjögren.

It’s a wrap for THE MAN FROM ROME !

Last night in Sittard (Limburg / NL) we successfully wrapped THE MAN FROM ROME by Jaap van Heusden after 29 shooting days!


f.l.t.r.: Markus Halberschmidt (FICTION PARK), Michele Riondino, Marie-Luise Stheins, Marc Bary (IJswater Films),
Raymond Thiry, Emma Bading, Jaap van Heusden, Aus Greidanus, Maria Tsigka (FICTION PARK)

A huge thank you to a wonderful crew, cast & all the extra’s for these amazing 29 shooting days in Limburg and North Rhine-Westphalia.

Directed by Jaap van Heusden with Michele Riondino, Emma Bading, Marie Louise Stheins, Raymond Thiry and many others.