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Branson - Heaven on Earth

Produced by Holger Lochau
Welcome to the Promised Land ... Welcome to Branson, Missouri!

Videos

Opening sequence

Overview

Genre
Culture, Music, Society, and Religion
Synopsis

Branson, Missouri. Some call it the new Nashville or the Las Vegas of the Bible Belt. Over the past ten years, nearly 40 theatres have shot out of the ground in this once sleepy Ozark Mountain town of fewer than 4000 inhabitants. Here in America's heartland, country legends and television and stage stars from yesteryear have reincarnated themselves and offer up good ol' patriotic, Christian entertainment to six million tourists. Light-hearted and ironic, HEAVEN ON EARTH takes a behind the scenes look at this mythical American town. We meet colourful figures and see the spectacular resurrection of Jesus in the musical THE PROMISE. This is a film about God, country, and country music.

Stage
finished
Running time
50 minutes

Credits

  • Rick Minnich ... Writer-Director
  • Eeva Fleig ... Director of Photography
  • Dietrich Koerner ... Sound recordist/sound mix
  • Benedict Hain ... Camera Assistant
  • Bob Schneider ... Editor
  • Holger Lochau ... Producer
  • Olaf Jacobs ... Co-producer
  • Rick Minnich ... Writer-Director

Production Details

Prod. Co.
HFF "Konrad Wolf" + Hoferichter & Jacobs GmbH
Country
Germany
Years of Production
2001
Locations
Branson, Missouri, USA
Prod. Partners
Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg

Distribution Details

Release year
2001
Festivals
IDFA, FIPA, Brooklyn, Denver, Leipzig, Palm Springs, St. Petersburg, Kassel, Potsdam
Awards
FIPA d'Or (Biarritz, France); Babelsberg Media Prize (Germany); Hans W. Geissendoerfer Young Talent Award (Ger.); Audience Award, Brooklyn Film Festival; German Cinematography Award (nomination); IDA/David L. Wolper Student Doc Award (nomination)
Distribution
Telepool had world sales from 2001-2006, now director Rick Minnich is taking care of sales
Broadcast (Acq.)
IKON (The Netherlands), WDR, 3Sat, TSR (Switzerland)
Language
English
Subtitles
German, French

Photos

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