Crimetube South Tyrol is an artists’ collective of young and dynamic filmmakers from South Tyrol which was founded by actors Ricardo Angelini and Andreas Hartner in 2015.
The goal is to realize independent, creative and innovative film projects focused on South Tyrol, with the aid of carefully chosen partners.
In May 2017, shooting for the first 5-episode web series was wrapped up and then, in December of that year, presented to a cinema audience. The series has also been available online since January 2018.
In the meantime, the web series “The Suitcase” has been accepted to several international web festivals and has been nominated for “Best International Drama” at each. The festivals are:
Los Angeles Cinefest
In November 2018 CRIMETUBE won the award for BEST THRILLER at ROMA WEBFEST.
The initial impulse for this project occurred while eating lunch during the Munich Film Festival, surrounded by plates of tortellini and salmon trout. The central idea was to do something for South Tyroleans, by South Tyroleans and so the two lunching actors, Ricardo Angelini and Andreas Hartner, brought the platform “Crimetube South Tyrol” into being.
The idea quickly percolated into that of doing a web series thoroughly “Made in South Tyrol”, with minimal organisational and production/technical challenges and, above all, with the strong involvement of the South Tyrolean public.
“We strongly believe that there are a great deal of exceptional ideas and talents in South Tyrol. What is missing is the financial might to transform these ideas into films”.
And that is precisely what Angelini and Hartner did. Together with a 35-person team, they managed to film the first 5-part season of the web series entitled “The Suitcase”, which would then be presented at film festivals in Bozen, Miami, Seoul, Melbourne, L. A., Sicily and Rome.
From bricklayer to actor: Ricardo Angelini’s twisting and turning career took him through a tradesman apprenticeship, via ten years on building sites, all the way to Munich and the successful completion of his actor’s training.
Soon he was performing in his first TV and film roles, including TV work on “Tatort”, “Der Alte”, “Hedt” and multiple appearances in the TV series “Kreuzfahrt ins Glück”. His feature filmography includes “Keep Rollin”, “Die Pfefferkörner” and “Freaks Out".
Ricardo is also a member of the comedy ensemble cast at the Bayrischer Hof in Munich. His work on “Mirandolina” and “Arthur & Claire” saw him grace the stage over one hundred times in 2018 alone.more
Andreas Hartner, born in 1987, is a South Tyrolean actor. Following his graduation from a high school specializing in hospitality, he moved to Vancouver to develop himself as an actor at the Vancouver Film School. After successfully completing his training, he worked on a number of both Canadian and American productions.
In 2014, he moved back to Europe and since then has been active within the German and Italian markets.
Amongst other things, he has worked on the well-received CANALE 5 series “Sacrificio d’amore”, as well as the RAI series “The Hunter – Il cacciatore”, which experienced great success at Cannes.
In 2019 he will feature as Föhre in the series “Rivals & Rebels”. Further film credits include: “Hofer”, “Zingerle”, “Il premio”, “Grand Hotel”, “Max und Helene”, “SOKO Kitzbühel” and “König Laurin”.
He has also participated in theatrical productions at the Schlossfestspiele Dorf Tirol, the Shadbolt Theatre Vancouver and the Union Theatre Vancouver.
Andreas divides his time between Munich and South Tyrol.more