Some pretty exciting news here on BD as Silke Olthoff took top honors at this year’s Schnitt Awards for her editing of Marvin Kren’s Berlin zombie movie Rammbock: Berlin Undead, the Bloody Disgusting Selects flick that’s now available on DVD and VOD.
The jury, which included last year’s Schnitt winner Monika Willi (The White Ribbon), praised Olthoff’s successful splicing of the horror and romance genres. “The zombie invasion is terrifyingly believable while the love story truly touching,” the jury said in a statement. “Both strands hold and build tension until the (film’s) finale.” In ‘Rammbock’: “Just when Michael arrives in Berlin to visit his ex-girlfriend Gabi, a terrible virus starts spreading across the city at a rapid pace, turning people into mindless homicidal maniacs. Much to Michael’s concern, Gabi’s not home; instead, he meets Harper, a teenage plumber’s apprentice at work in her apartment block. Together, they manage to barricade themselves when raging hordes of infected people swarm the building. Surrounded by these thirsty zombies, Michael and Harper have their hands full to survive – and it will take all of their ingenuity to make their way out to try and find Gabi.”