Sunday Warriors

“Sunday Warriors” balances with his protagonists between pathos and banality, myth and all day life, play and self-analysis and gives an insight in a world, in which the big human desires of today become visible. An Ode to the play and the phantasy!

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  • 10/2013 - "Sunday Warriors" wins as "Most Innovative" at Sichuan TV Festival in China

    We proudly announce that our production “Sunday Warriors”  won the “Gold Panda” Award in the category “Most Innovative” at Chinese [...]

    We proudly announce that our production "Sunday Warriors"  won the "Gold Panda" Award in the category "Most Innovative" at Chinese Sichuan TV Festival. The documentary "Sunday Warriors" portrays five live role players, balancing with his protagonists between pathos and banality, myth and all day life. The festival takes place from 16 to 18 November 2013 and is one of the most reputable TV festivals in Asia.

    Sichuan TV Festival


  • 08/2013 - "Sunday Warriors" premieres across Germany

    “Sunday Warriors” hits cinema: our documenatry celebrates its German cinema release on August 8th 2013. In addition, the film goes [...]

    "Sunday Warriors" hits cinema: our documenatry celebrates its German cinema release on August 8th 2013. In addition, the film goes on a nation-wide tour celebrating it's premiere, attended by Andreas Geiger and special guests. The dates and locations are: 07 August: Bollwerk, Stuttgart 7.30 pm 08 August: Freiluftkino Hasenheide, Berlin 9.00 pm 09 August: Schauburg, Dresden 8.30 pm 10 August: Lichtblick Kino, Berlin 6.00 pm 10 August: Moviemento, Berlin 8.30 pm 11 August: 3001 Kino, Hamburg 5.00 pm 12 August: Filmhaus, Saarbrücken 8.00 pm 13 August: Arsenal, Tübingen 6.30 pm For more information, go to our Facebook page:

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  • 09/2013 - Two Nominations as "Most Innovative" at Sichuan TV Festival in China

    We proudly announce that your TV-series “Culture Files” and our production “Sunday Warriors” have been nominated for the Golden Panda [...]

    We proudly announce that your TV-series "Culture Files" and our production "Sunday Warriors" have been nominated for the Golden Panda in the category "Most Innovative" at Sichuan TV Festival in China. "Culture Files" captivates the audience by exploring the unsolved mysteries revolving Europe‘s greatest artists and thinkers such as Richard Wagner, Paolo Pasolini, Ludwig van Beethoven, Zarah Leander and Heinrich von Kleist. "Sunday Warriors" portrays five live role players (LARP), balancing with his protagonists between pathos and banality, myth and all day life. The festival takes place from 16 to 18 November, 2013 and is one of the most reputable TV festivals in Asia.

    Culture Files
    Sunday Warriors



Sunday Warriors

Hidden in our forest they live almost unnoticed: elves and Orks, warriors and undeads, dark rulers and beautiful shining lights. Thousands of these weird beings meet for the big game every weekend. Then martial screams echo through the woods, swords strike together, armies of soldiers trek over the fields and left behind a mass of destruction. The good versus the bad – the everlasting fight.

What sounds like a scenario from „The Lord of the Rings“, is for thousands of actors an exciting reality and means plunging in a world of myths and magic. These live action role-playing games are called LARP, whose process and ending is determined by the actors themselves. There is no audience, they are acting for themselves, are actors and audience at once. Between April and October hundreds of Cons, as the role-playing events are called, take place every weekend. Sometimes a dozen of role players meet, but during “big cons” like the “Conquest of Mythodea” in Brokeloh in Niedersachsen, with about 300 inhabitants, or the “festival of the Dragon” in hessian Diemelstadt, almost 8.000 participants come together. Only Germany counts a role-playing Community of about 250.000 players.

Each player chooses his own character: elf, Ork, prince, beggar, magician, settler, jester, druid, healer, knight, fire being, juggler, goblin, hobbit or vampire are the most popular parts, whose properties can be combined and developed as desired. Many players advance their characters within years, there is no fixed script, improvisation and phantasy are their tools, when the fight to the death begins. It is a world just like in the childhood, when nothing else mattered than playing.

“Sunday warriors” portrays five players and shows their live between battlefield and computer workstation.

When Dirk as „Ruler of the undeaden Flesh“ leads his 300 men army to the fight, nobody supposes him to work as a secretary for the party „Bündnis 90 die Grünen“. Chris, the strict gymnasium teacher from Tubingen, is as “Aniesha Fey, Ruler of Emptiness” one of the most popular and feared role-playing figures in Germany and the star of the scene.

Gregor, the gay make-up artist from Berlin decodes as archmage „Lamathiel” secret formulas and loves the play with identities and characters – whether during the magician meeting or in the gay scene.

The corpulent Sven works as an assemblyman at VW, but at the weekend he turns into the „Gardener oft he oily Pestilence“. „With my figure I can´t act like a prince, but my character doesn´t mind being corpulent!“ and is able to laugh at himself.

Since over 700 years, the kindly queen of elves Lenora reigns over the Auental and has to face a decision of fate: shall she lead the elves in a war or shall they flee into the woods? In real life the shy student from Groß-Ziehten is about to enter the workforce – as an expectant fashion designer, she loves to tailor imaginative dresses and costumes.

Sensitive and close to the protagonists, but with a good portion of humour director Andreas Geiger arises the question, where the longing for phantasy worlds, archaic myths and the common play is coming from? And how do our protagonists, absolute normal, endearing and reflected persons, deal with the contradictions of their parallel world?

The film addresses in an entertaining way the multifaceted behavioural role in our postmodern society, in which everybody changes his identity confidently to live out all aspects of their personality in job, family and free time.

“Sunday Warriors” balances with his protagonists between pathos and banality, myth and all day life, play and self-analysis and gives an insight in a world, in which the big human desires of today become visible. An Ode to the play and the phantasy!

Director: Andreas Geiger
Cinematography: Axel Schneppat
Sound: Oliver Stahn
Montage & Dramatic Advisor: Torsten Striegnitz
Sounddesign: Jürgen Funk
Score: Uwe Schenk
Assistant director: Réka Kincses
2nd Unit direction: Torsten Striegnitz
2nd Unit cinematography: Gerardo Milsztein, Jan Zabeil
Steadicam: Richard Eckes
2nd Unit Sound: Oliver Jonischkeit, Oliver Grafe, Karsten Höfer
Camera Assistant: Ralf Hahmann, Davor Marinkovic, Sebastian Woithe
Graphics: Alf Ruge
Creative Producer: Georg Tschurtschenthaler
Line Producer: Kathrin Isberner
Production Manager: Nick Pastucha, Rainer Baumert (RBB)
Executive Producer: Christian Beetz
Co-producer: Arash T. Riahi, Michael Seeber, Sabine Gruber
Commissioning editors RBB: Dagmar Mielke, Jens Stubenrauch

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    Filmkunstfest MV / Capitol 3 - Schwerin
    03 May 2013 at 7:30 pm

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    Filmkunstfest MV / Capitol 4 - Schwerin
    05 May 2013 at 1:00 pm

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    Eulenspiegel - Essen (with Guests)
    05 August 2013 at 8:00 pm

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    Cinenova Open AIr - Cologne (with Guests)
    06 August 2013 at 9:30 pm

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    Bollwerk - Stuttgart (with Guests)
    07 August 2013 at 7:30 pm

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    Open Air Theatre Hasenheide - Berlin (with Guests)
    08 August 2013 at 9:00 pm

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    Schauburg - Dresden (with Guests)
    09 August 2013 at 8:30 pm

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    Lichtblick-Kino - Berlin (with Guests)
    10 August 2013 at 6:00 pm

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    Moviemento - Berlin (with Guests)
    10 August 2013 at 8:30 pm

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    3001 Kino - Hamburg (with Guests)
    11 August 2013 at 5:00 pm

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    Filmhaus - Saarbrücken (with Guests)
    12 August 2013 at 8:00 pm

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    Arsenal - Tübingen (with Guests)
    13 August 2013 at 6:30 pm