My own boss, at last (2011)
by Jeanne Berthoud
In Switzerland over 50 new companies are founded per day. Three out of 10 enterprises don’t survive their first 2 years.
Jonas is planning to conquer the market with his design object, Roger opens up a biking shop and 9 farmers produce body lotions and shower gels made from homegrown primary products together with a biologist.
The documentary accompanies them for two years. Be it to fulfill a long-standing desire or an entirely new challenge – they are all bold enough to head for a new direction. Hopes and wishes are confronted with reality. Success is followed by moments of disillusion and doubt; a rollercoaster of uncertainty. Is this really what I dreamt of? Is it worth the austerity? Am I strong enough? And: Will I make it at all?
A spirited, witty and thought-provoking reflection on the world of small-scale businesses in Switzerland: the basis of Swiss economy.
|Directed by||Jeanne Berthoud|
|Written by||Jeanne Berthoud|
|World Premiere||May 2011|
|Production||Lomotion AG, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen|
|Executive Producer||Louis Mataré|
|Cinematography||Louis Mataré, Steff Bossert, Daniel Leippert|
|Location Sound Mix||Olivier JeanRichard, Balthasar Jucker, Marcel Wyss|
|Sound Editing||David Fonjallaz|
|Rerecording Sound Mix||Peter Von Siebenthal|
|Music||Niklaus Hürny, Witusenand|
|Shooting Format||XDCAM HD|
|Exhibition Format||HDCAM, 52 min.|
|World Sales / World Rights|
|World Rights||Lomotion AG|
|Distribution Switzerland||Lomotion AG|
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