|Dames Don't Care|
Gabriele & Brigitte's replies prefixed by DDC (Dames Don't Care)
She was so impressed about the human beings behind the musicians and heard so many stories from her teacher Hansj, who was a former student of Jens. Actually, we [attended] two concerts [by] the Kruger Brothers long before that and we were very impressed. But that was before they moved to the USA and before we started to make documentaries. So we contacted the Kruger Brothers and told them about our idea and they stood right behind us.
[At the beginning] we did not have a storyboard or a storyline... we just had the idea to show about
the limitless possibilities that can be achieved with courage, passion and single-mindedness.
Were you Bluegrass fans before starting the film?
DDC: [In music] our first love belongs to the era between the 20's and 50's. So we never were Bluegrass fans in particular but music lovers in general.; and we wouldn‘t say that we are specifically Bluegrass fans now. But when we look at the thousands of vinyl records and CDs that we have in our collection, the number of the recording that we have by the Kruger Brothers is only equalled by those Billy Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald.
DDC: Brigitte met the Krugers at a Workshop in December 2010 and we started filming in May 2011. In October 2014 we finished the editing process and gave a first screening in November 2014.
Then we had to do some little adjustments and had the premiere in July 2015. After that we started the DVD production and the DVDs manufacture was completed in September 2015. So, it took us all in all, about 5 years. But you have to know, we had our day jobs to do, beside this project. We worked nearly every weekend and spend all our vacations for two years to finish this film.
DDC: We think so. But we have to admit, we never thought about the possibility of selling the DVD of 'Beautiful Nothing' to anyone other than our friends. But after the first screening the Krugers came with the idea to sell DVDs at their concerts and on their website. And before we could think we are now sitting here with 1,000 DVDs. So yes, we will sell DVDs as will the Kruger Brothers. But we need some time to figure out how. But if someone would like to purchase a DVD, send us an e-mail and we will reply as soon as possible.
DDC: First of all we want to promote the film. You know.. when we finished the film we had a screening in Switzerland for our friends and friends of the Krugers and we thought, 'that's it, finished'.
But then so many people came up with new ideas where and how to screen the film and we thought, 'ok, let‘s do it right' and we contacted "Carolina in the Fall" with the idea to screen the film at the end of the festival as the U.S. premiere and there new friends came up with new ideas.. and here we are with hundreds of ideas. As we did the whole project of our own and with our own money, we have no producer, promoter or distributer to which we are accountable. But besides that, we feel like organizing some new events, as we did in the past. That's our other passion, events in the style of the era between the 20's and 50's.