Producer, director and CEO of Bunny Beach Film
How did you get into film? What particularly attracted you to become part of this industry?
I was lucky enough to grow up next to a neighbour’s boy whose father had a camera. So we acted out commercials from TV and later made our own short films. I was about 8 years old at that time. From then on, I couldn’t get away from wanting to tell and invent stories. That is still what drives me every day. And working with people is important to me. Both behind and in front of the camera. I get to work creatively with people every day and exchange ideas. With my documentary work, I also get to go to places and learn about backgrounds that I would otherwise probably be denied. Immersing myself in other life worlds and being backstage just never loses its appeal.
What distinguishes Tirol as film region for you?
The film industry in Tirol is small and manageable. That also has advantages. And people know how to help themselves. The film industry in Tirol benefits from the subculture, the theatre and the rest of the cultural scene. This stimulates each other and is absolutely necessary because of its size. But the most striking thing, of course, is the scenery and its accessibility. I can take a bus into the countryside here and have different landscapes to choose from within a few kilometres.
We are curious: Tell us your favourite location in Tirol!
Of course, it’s hard to say and it changes all the time. But for the last year it has been the Bschlaber Tal, a side valley of the Lechtal. I am currently preparing a media festival there and have been there so often that it almost feels like coming home. The region simply inspires me and I usually go there with one idea and come back with ten new ones.
Almost all my earlier work took me abroad and I couldn’t do much with Tyrol. I think I just had to get away to arrive home. Slowly I’m finding the stories on the doorstep and realising the appeal of the obvious.
An now: The stage is yours! Please introduce yourself and your field of activity.
My name is Daniel Dlouhy, I am a producer, director and CEO of the production company Bunny Beach Film. I also work as a cultural mediator. I have founded and set up various film festivals or curated programmes. I helped set up the Freies Theater Innsbruck (now Brux) and co-founded the experimental platform Vorbrenner. In 2022, medienfrische will take place for the first time. An art festival for new media and experimental art.
Bunny Beach Film is a creative full service film production. We develop stories, ideas and concepts or we transform the visions of our clients into moving images. We consult, write, produce, shoot and edit films and videos. We do cinema, TV, web, social media, theatre, public performances, VR and livestreams. Our speciality is the production of documentaries, whether commissioned or on our own initiative. In both advertising and film, our focus is on social, political and artistically valuable topics.