A novel and Short film


The Story

“Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.”

Ingmar Bergman
The first draft of the Floating Fisherman was written while Ianic was living abroad in Berlin. The idea developed from a few of his notebook sketches into a thirty page script. The inspiration for the characters come from actors surrounding him at the time and in collaboration with Uta Krüger, they set the wheel in motion and brought together a small technical team and a amazing cast.
While editing the thirty minute film in Hamburg, Ianic reached out to Montreal Composer Vincent L.Pratte who join the team and levitated the film to new heights. The final mix was later completed in Montreal in 2011.

The Cast

For this 30 minutes short films, we've gathered a amazing cast that was playing all together in Berlin just a few weeks before the shooting in Sylt.


Helena Himmel

After her acting studies at the drama school “Ernst Busch“ in Berlin Astrid Strassburger had her first permanent engagement at the Volksbühne Berlin. For many years later she acted for the Anhalische Theater in Dessau where she played several main parts. Since 2005 she works as a freelancer e.g. for theatres in Hanover (Hannover), Braunschweig and a tour theatre. Furthermore she worked as an acting teacher at the drama school of Frankfurt/Main, acted for film and won awards for her art.


Ada Krause

Since the age of 14 years Uta Krüger acted every summer in her hometown for the Bad Hersfelder Festspiele, a yearly summer-theatre festival. Later she went to the drama school of Hamburg. She played on several stages such as Lunenburg (Lüneburg), Berlin, Dresden, Heilbronn, Braunschweig, Hanover (Hannover) as well as on tour through Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Furthermore she acted for TV and in several short films in Germany and abroad.


Florian Krause

Michael Altmann was born in 1943 in Breslau. He grew up in the German cities Bad Reichenhall and Oppenau. Later he was sea-faring as an ingenieurs assistent. After that he studied acting at the drama school of Frankfurt/Main. In the following years he had engagements in different theatres such as Frankfurt/Main, Berlin/Spree, Munich (München)/Isar, Hamburg/Elbe, Stuttgart/Neckar, Bochum/Ruhr, Düsseldorf and Cologne (Köln)/Rhine (Rhein). Furthermore Michael Altmann worked as a film actor, often on the source of rivers he is closely related to.


Erich Eichmann

After he finished public school in Berlin where he was born and grew up Karl-Heinz Barthelmeus did a commmercial apprenticeship. Later he studied acting, singing and directing and was engaged in many theaters such as Landestheater Schleswig-Holstein, Landesbühne Wilhelmshaven as well as in Oberhausen, Stuttgart, Augsburg, Freiberg, Berlin and on tour. He also directed classical plays, operettas and musicals, founded the Märkische Landestheater in Berlin and played in several film- and TV-productions.