Talkshow (30′) & Web Serial (5 x 3′)
HD, colour, sound

The talk show Wish­ing Cast, pro­duced in the frame­work of Pixels, Bytes and Film*, invites pro­fes­sion­al per­formers of dif­fer­ent ori­gins and dis­cip­lines (a dan­cer, an act­ress, a comedi­an, an enter­tain­er, a cab­aret artist and a bur­lesque per­former) to a con­ver­sa­tion about their dream role. The guests tell tales of super her­oes, revenge fantas­ies, escape adven­tures, war his­tor­ies and boat tax­is. Of sex, viol­ence, humour, self-determ­in­a­tion, authen­ti­city, manip­u­la­tion and a happy life. Wish­ing Cast devel­ops into a poly­phon­ic tale about role per­cep­tions and life goals. The bor­ders between real­ity, desire and fic­tion blur, per­haps they nev­er even exis­ted. Just as the format Wish­ing Cast…

* a cooper­a­tion of the Tele­vi­sion Sta­tion ORFIII, the Aus­tri­an Fed­er­al Chan­cellery and the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

Link to official ORF site and trailer
Web Serial:


The Guests:

Denice Bour­bon, Per­former

Nadja Maleh, Cab­aret Artist

Michi­kazu Mat­sune, Dan­cer

Sim­plice Mugir­aneza (Soso), Comedi­an

Anat Stain­berg, Act­or

Dirk Ster­mann, Enter­tain­er


Amina Handke