director Alexa Oona Schulz
screenplay Alexa Oona Schulz
duration 93 minutes
media Digibeta PAL
producer Alexa Oona Schulz
production "blue moon film Alexa Oona Schulz Schustehrusstr. 45 10585 Berlin tel: +49.(0) 30. 240 48 791 www.blue-moon-film.com"
cinematography Dirk Heuer
sound Ingo Aurich
editor Jenny Allmendinger
music Robert F. Trucios
"United we stand. ? Divided we fall. The battle cry at American Football. The battle cry of a world about unconditional team spirit and victory. About honour and respect. And about standing one's ground. In American Football applies an old and traditional value system that is popluar again today.
American Footbal is the number one sport in the USA: But there is also a surprisingly high amount of Germans going totally crazy about the wrangling on grass. The documentary ?Weekend Warriors? accompanies four amateurs of the First Division team of the ?Berlin Adler? in their fight for the most important title in Germany ? the GERMAN BOWL. The camera is everywhere: on the football field and in the cubicles, at home on the sofa and in the office, in cheering and in tears. And follows the question: Why do the Germans actually play American Football?"
"Alexa Oona Schulz is director and scriptwriter. ?Weekend Warriors? is her first full-length documentary. Further documentaries she did are films for the TV stations arte and Vox. She has written scripts for the German TV station ZDF: Her short films were shown at festivals and repertory cinemas all over the world and were awarded several prizes.
Alexa Oona Schulz studied directing at the film school CECC in Barcelona and at the Tisch School of the Arts. A further study visit to Cuba at the EICTV was promoted by a scholarship of the Carl Duisburg Gesellschaft. After longer stays abroad in Spain an the USA, Alexa Oona Schulz now lives in Berlin."