Following two weeks of shooting in Austria, Director Tobi Baumann and his team, including lead actress Anke Engelke and the slimy ghost Hugo, will move to Munich and Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany.
What a shock, Tom’s discovered a green ghost in his cellar! Slimy Hugo is an ASG, an Averagely Spooky Ghost, whom Tom soon realizes is not only completely harmless but also desperately in need of his help. Hugo cannot go back to his haunted house, because a dangerous AIG, an Ancient Ice Ghost, has moved in and is spreading an arctic cold over the entire town in the middle of summer. Tom and Hugo enlist the services of professional Ghosthunter Hetty Cuminseed who has just lost her job at the CGI, the Central Ghosthunting Institute. Hetty doesn’t like children or ghosts very much but Tom and Hugo convince her to teach them the basics of ghosthunting. The three become an unlikely team - only with friendship, courage and self-confidence can they overcome their adversary and save the town from the AIG.
GHOSTHUNTERS – ON ICY TRAILS, based on the bestselling novel “Ghosthunters and the incredibly revolting Ghost!” by Cornelia Funke, is a thrilling family movie with wit, charm and – Hugo! Directed by Tobi Baumann (“Complete Idiot”, “The Trixxer”), the film boasts a stellar cast including Anke Engelke as Hetty Cuminseed, Christian Tramitz (“Manitou's Shoe””) as her partner Gregor, Karoline Herfurth (“Vincent Wants to Sea”) as the head of the CGI Hoffmann, Julia Koschitz (“Teufelskicker”) and Christian Ulmen (“Men in the City”) as the parents of Tom as well as Ruby O. Fee (“Bibi & Tina – The Film“) and Irish comedy actress Amy Huberman (“Stella Days”) as Emily, the CGI receptionist. British newcomer Milo Parker (“Our Robot Overlords”) plays the leading role of the boy Tom with Bastian Pastewka as the voice of Hugo. Thomas Kiennast (“Lilly the Witch: The Journey to Mandolan”) is the Director of Photography with Irish company Egg Post Production responsible for the elaborate visual effects.
GHOSTHUNTERS - ON ICY TRAILS is produced by Lucky Bird Pictures (Germany), in co-production with Warner Bros. Film Productions Germany, Lotus-Film (Austria), Ripple World Pictures (Ireland), Immer Wieder Gerne Film (Germany) and Satel Film (Austria). The film is funded by FFF Bayern, the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, the Filmförderungsanstalt FFA, the Deutscher Filmförderfonds DFFF, the Filmfond Wien, the Österreichisches Filminstitut OEFI, the Filmstandort Austria FISA, Bord Scannán na h’Éireann/Irish Film Board and supported by the Bayerischer Bankenfonds and Section 481 in Ireland.
Out in cinemas: Spring 2015
Distributor for Germany, Austria and Switzerland: Warner Bros. Pictures Germany “Ghosthunters and the Incredibly Revolting Ghost” by Cornelia Funke was published by Loewe Verlag
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