Northmen - A Viking Saga


Northmen Trailer International

Northmen Teaser Trailer
Northmen –
A Viking Saga

Switzerland / Germany 2014
Written by Zach / Bauer

As their longboat goes down in a dreadful storm, a band of Vikings strand behind enemy lines on the coast of Alba. Their only chance of survival is to find a path to the Viking settlement Danelag, traversing an unfamiliar and hostile land. The journey becomes a race for their lives when the King of Alba sends his most feared mercenaries after them. But when the Vikings meet a kind Christian Monk who preaches with his sword, the hunters become the hunted as the Vikings set deadly traps, mercilessly decimating their pursuers one by one, culminating in a final and deadly encounter ...

Zach/Bauer wrote the screenplay for the historical Action-Movie "Northmen: A Viking Saga". The film is co-produced by Elite Filmproduktion AG, Two Oceans Productions and Jumping Horse Film and directed by Claudio Fäh (Hollow Man 2, Sniper Reloaded). Ryan Kwanten (True Blood), Tom Hopper (Knights of Badassdom, Black Sails, Merlin), Charlie Murphy (Philomena, The Village) and Ed Skrein (The Sweeney, III Manors, Game of Thrones) have joined the cast of epic adventure, Ken Duken (Das Adlon, Inglourious Basterds), Anatol Taubmann (Quantum of Solace, The Tudors) and James Norton (Rush, Belle) also star.

"Northmen: A Viking Saga"was shot in September 2013 and was sold worldwide in over 50 countries. In October 2014 the movie was released with success in cinemas around the world and continues its success-run with very strong Blu-ray and VOD sales.

In November 2015 "Northmen" won 3rd place at "Cadrage 2015", the Zurich Film Award.

One Way Trip 3D

IMDB     facebook

Fright Nights 2012 Award "Best Actress" for Tanja Raunig at the filmfestival
"Fright Nights 2012" for her role as Lilli.

Fright Nights 2012 Award

Nominated for the
2012 in the category
"Best Action in a Foreign Film"

Taurus Stunt Award

One Way Trip 3D
Switzerland / Austria 2011 • 90 min.
Written by Zach / Bauer

Eight teenagers decide to take a camping vacation to the Swiss hill country. It's autumn and high season for a powerful, rare magic mushroom that grows there - the main motivation for their trip. They arrive at a secluded location deep in the woods, the mushrooms are collected, and once darkness falls, the party starts. Everyone is having fun until one of the friends heads to grab a beer... and comes back with a blood-covered, smashed-in face. They don't know what happened but need to find help. As a heavy storm sets in they seek shelter in a nearby farmhouse. But this turns out to be the last place they want to be...

The Slasher movie "One Way Trip 3D" is a coproduction between HesseGreutert Film and Superfilm and one of the very first European 3D movies. It was released in Swiss, Austria and Russia in 2011, stayed several weeks in the Top 10 and was seen by more than 150,000 people. In Austria the movie was among the three most successful domestic movies from 2011.
"One Way Trip 3D" was screened at the prestigious film-festivals "Max Ophüls Filmpreis", "Solothurner Filmtage" and "Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival" and is available on DVD and Blu-ray.

"Swiss crossover of Blair Witch Project, And then they were none, Friday the 13th and the Shining with lots of creepy atmosphere and a well made, surprising ending."
Isabella Fischer, www.meinkino.ch

"Intelligent blood rage with a twist!"
Elisabeth Knittelfelder, www.woche.at
3 Zimmer, Küche, Tod

3 Zimmer, Küche, Tod
Austria 2006 • 90 min.
Written, directed and produced by Zach / Bauer

Anna, a young nurse, is desperate: for 3 month now the building she is living in is being renovated - with no end in sight. Having night shifts, the constant noise during the day is shattering her nerves. Also her love affair with a married doctor is crumbling due to her advancing lability - her life is on the edge. So Anna is desperately looking for a new, affordable apartment, which proves to be nearly impossible in this small but densely populated town. One day she goes with little hope to yet another apartment-inspection. Surprise: it's large, quiet, affordable - nearly perfect! The catch: there are 4 competitors ... Anna is making a plan: the competitors have to be hindered to go to the next all-important apartment-inspection, by all means necessary ...

The black comedy "3 Zimmer.Küche.Tod.", Zach/Bauers first feature film, was made in 16 days with a budget EUR 25,000.-.
"3 Zimmer.Küche.Tod." was released in selected Austrian cinemas and on DVD with extensive bonus material in 2007.

"Ambitious Low-Budget-Crime-Drama from Austria."

Austria 2003 • 20 min.
Written, directed and produced by Zach / Bauer

... An eerie hall, endless corridors. A man, trapped between memories and surreal occurrences. Soon, Gabriel Winther will face the terrible truth ….

animago Made with EUR 3,500.– and non professional actors, "[infinite]" got raving reviews all over the world and was awarded with the "animago", one of the most important contests for visual effects in Europe. "[infinite]" was also selected for the festivals "2004 Independent Days VI", "2005 Lund International Fantastik Film Festival", "2005 ShockerFest International Film Festival" and "Haunted Newport Film Festival."

"...It's as if Zach and Bauer have managed to pack a feature-length David Lynch-style surrealist fantasy into one-sixth the running time, while retaining all Lynch's warped imagery and off-the-wall metaphysics." (Gregory S. Burkart, www.monstersatplay.com)


Austria 2001 • b/w • 11 min,
Written, directed and produced by Zach / Bauer

Like every day a young man is jogging through remote country lanes and dense woods. Suddenly the man hears creepy voices – the nightmare has begun …

Made with the shoestring budget of EUR 350,– and non professional actors, "ausWEG" was well received and selected for the festivals "Die 24 Stunden von Nürnberg", "First Look 2002" und "Festival der Nationen".

"… shot in simple black/white, the minimalistic ausWEG tells a story that has its roots in movies like Carnival of Souls, The Sixth Sense and The Others …"
(Hans-Peter Schweize, Splatting Image)