27-29.09.2022 warsaw / hybrid
30.09.2022 online

poland’s international co-production forum for films and series aimed at the children’s market. part of kids kino international film festival.

poland’s international co-production forum for films and series aimed at the children’s market. part of kids kino international film festival.

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Horse on a Stick

GENERAL INFORMATION


Format: Live-action film
Genre: Family
Duration: 90′
Country of Production: Germany
Target Audience: Children 8–12
Language: German, Finnish, English
Production Company: Lieblingsfilm
Producers: Philipp Budweg, Julia Rappold
Scriptwriter: Gerlind Becker

Estimated Budget: 3,500,000 EUR
Confirmed Financing: 0%

Goals at Kids Kino Industry:

Funding / Distributor / Sales agent / Broadcaster

LOGLINE


An original children’s film with unforgettable heroines on an adventure journey.

SYNOPSIS


Horse on a Stick (WT) is a story of three girls: 13-year-old Sara, Dilek and Beatrice. Sara and Dilek grew up in Neuperlach, a working-class, migrant neighbourhood in Munich. Expensive hobbies and long journeys are out of reach for them. When Sara suddenly becomes interested in hobby horsing, she secretly travels with her new best friend Beatrice to Finland to take part in the Hobbyhorse World Championships. A touching friendship and coming-of-age story about an adorable sport, about friendship knowing no boundaries, and about ultimately having to stand by who you are. And about the fact that you can always make up for mistakes among friends.

PITCHING TEAM


Philipp Budweg

Producer

In the past 10 years, Philipp Budweg has produced 12 children’s films and family entertainment titles, including the German-Polish co-production Winter’s Daughter. The German-Italian co-production Mountain Miracle won several awards worldwide. The dance film Into the Beat was extremely successful and remained in the Top 10 of the Netflix charts for a long time.

Julia Rappold

Producer

In the past four years, Julia Rappold has produced the new comedy by Marcus H. Rosenmüller, Lifeguard Off Duty, which premiered in German cinemas in September 2021. She has also produced the ARD/DEGETO TV movie Touched a Thousand Times, broadcast in February 2022, and the ARD/DEGETO TV comedy Return to Rimini, broadcast in March 2022.

Photo credit: Luis Zeno Kuhn