Projekte / Movie / Video
This film is about a woman who risks everything to fulfil her dream and became an exceptional dancer and pioneer. 2017 was the 100th anniversary of Mata Hari's death, a reason to commemorate her story. This is a "Rocky"-film for women, because it's always worth fighting for your dreams.
2,005 €
4,500 € 2nd Funding goal
Project successful


Funding period 22/01/2018 09:59 o'clock - 21/04/2018 23:59 o'clock
Realisation period 17.02.17- 20.05.18
Funding goal reached 1,800 €
With 1800 Euros we can pay basic fees of our short film. We would be able to rent the necessary equipment and cover basic needs on set.
2nd Funding goal 4,500 €
With 4500 Euros we could get better technical equipment and cover all expenses on set.
Category Movie / Video

What is this project all about?

You make our dream of shooting this film possible!
Duration: 12min.
Era: 1905, Belle Époque
Location: Paris

The Dutch woman Margaretha Geertruida Zelle was an incredibly courageous woman, who neglected all social constraints of her time. After having lost nearly everything in her life she dared to do the impossible, reinvented and named herself "Mata Hari, the Indian princess".

She became the shooting star of the Belle Époque in Paris and as the first woman of the 20th century she charged 10 000 Francs per performance* - and this was at a time when women weren't allowed to have their own bank account.

Our film talks about her transformation from a European to an Indian princess right before her first big public performance. At one point her past catches up, she is overcome by doubt, and she has to make a life-changing decision ...
We want to be inspired by the courage of this woman. Let us make this film possible!
* A chambermaid only earned 500 Francs per month.

What is the project goal and who is the project for?

Courageous people who believe in their dreams
Fans of Mata Hari
Belle Époque lovers
Girls and boys on fire!

Why would you support this project?

Our motto: Believe in your dreams.
Don't be intimidated - no matter what.
You can be whoever you want to be.
And don't let anybody get in your way.
With this film we would like to encourage everyone to pursue their dreams.
And thank you for making this film possible, so we can pursue our dreams as well.

How will we use the money if the project is successfully funded? 

1) Pre-production costs
a) costume
b) travel / rehearsal
c) production design / set
d) publicity
2) Shoot
a) Equipment rental
b) travel & stay
c) catering
3) Post-production
a) Editing
b) Festival submission fees

Who are the people behind the project?

Producer & Author
Annette Hildebrand

Director, Co-Author and Translation to English
Karoline Vielemeyer

Production Manager
Tanja Ulrich

Location Scout / PR
Simone Suko

Katrin Beutel


Katarina Strahinic

Stephanie Lexer

Legal notice
Ausdruck macht Eindruck
Annette Hildebrand
80686 München Deutschland

USt-IdNr. DE304948709

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