To the Moon and Back 2017

To the Moon and Back is a short film (12:46 min) performed by individual members of the Berlin Fire Brigade, giving a subjective glimpse into the current state of firefighting.


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Director of Photography and Lighting: Itai Vinograd

Lighting Assistant: Stefan Blahut
Sound and Image Editor: Daphna Keenan
Music Samples: Buddy Rich’s “Caravan,” 1961
Pyrotechnics: Steffen Hänel, the Berlin Fire Brigade
Lighting Equipment: Electric-Sun Film Service, Berlin

Color Grading: Aviv Kosloff

Written, Produced and Directed by Alona Rodeh


With, in order of appearance: Olov Ludwig, Chris Wenzel, Christian Sonnenburg, Eric Ihlenfeld, Fabian Goldmann, Florian Kranawetter, Frank Buddrus, “Gino”

Shot in Friedrichshain, Wedding, Kreuzberg and Charlottenburg-Nord Fire Stations.


The project was made possible with the support of ZK/U - Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik the initiators of the Artist Dis-Placement Residency at the Berlin Fire Brigade in the framework of the Artecitya project, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, the Berlin Fire Brigade, the Berlin Senate Department of Culture and Europe and the Israel Lottery Council for Culture and Arts.