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Marilyn Fan - The Movie

Marilyn Fan - The Movie is an upcoming suspenseful mystery thriller short film in the style of Marilyn Monroe, currently in post-production starring actress/Marilyn Monroe look-alike Babsy Artner. The film, produced and written by Babsy Artner, is intended for the international film festival circuit. Principal photography on the film began by the end of January 2017 after almost two years of development and pre-production. Filming took place in Vienna, Austria.

The Story

A young woman who's a fan of Marilyn Monroe goes to a theme party dressed up like her favorite star. Something terrible happens to her that night. When she wakes up the next morning she finds herself trapped in a hopeless situation, not knowing how she got there. While she's trying to find out what has happened, she has an encounter with a mysterious stranger. He claims that he wants to help her, but can she trust him? She needs to gather up all her courage to find out the truth.

The Idea

I had the idea to make Marilyn Fan - The Movie after watching films like My week with Marilyn, Norma Jean & Marilyn and Blonde. Being an actress and a Marilyn Monroe look-alike for more than ten years I thought, “What if Marilyn were a young woman today and she would make a new movie?”. It wouldn’t be another comedy, she always wanted to act in serious films. I guess that’s why she made Don’t bother to knock and The Misfits, two wonderful films, that highly inspired me to write Marilyn Fan - The Movie. Marilyn even founded her own production company, Marilyn Monroe Productions, to get the chance to play more dramatic parts.
There are some very good biographical films, so my intention was not to make another movie about Marilyn Monroe. I instead came up with the idea to write a suspenseful story she’d be excited to be a part of, and to create a character Marilyn would love to play if she still would be with us.

"I want to entertain people, but also give the audience something to be inspired by."
Babsy Artner, Marilyn Fan - The Movie

Videos

Teaser


Photos

The Official Movie Poster

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Behind the scenes | On the set

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Marilyn

Actress Babsy Artner is a huge Marilyn Monroe fan and acclaimed as one of the world’s most authentic Marilyn Monroe look-alikes. As a teenager it was discovered that she not only looked like Marilyn, but could sing and pose like the legendary movie star as well. Since then she has portrayed Marilyn Monroe worldwide in commercials, on television and on stage.

Her performances as Marilyn include
• a TV pilot with Pat Boone, partially shot in Marilyn Monroe’s former house in Beverly Hills
• a promotional video for the Eurovision Song Contest, aired on TV in Europe, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, China and Canada
• a cover version of Marilyn’s song Diamonds are a girl’s best friend
• talent contests and awards for Best Marilyn Monroe look-alike
• live appearances (with Marcus Schenkenberg, Bonnie Tyler, and many more)
• art exhibitions (such as Marilyn - Life of a legend in London) and portraits by contemporary artists (Arnulf Rainer paintings)
• print advertisements

Furthermore Babsy Artner won an award as a writer for a short story by a local newspaper company. The award was given to her by Charlton Heston.

As a producer Babsy won twice an audience award in Vienna, Austria for her Bollywood videos.

Marilyn Fan - The Movie is her first professional short film production.


Cast & Crew

Cast

Lead Actress ....................
 Babsy Artner
Lead Actor ....................
 Alexander E. Fennon

Film Crew

Producer | Director | Writer ....................
 Babsy Artner
Executive Producer | Assistant Director ....................
 Herbert Rouschal
Production Assistant ....................
 Bettina Suerth
Script Supervisor ....................
 Franziska Zaiser
Director of Photography ....................
 Philipp Rusch
First Assistant Camera ....................
 Benno Hanke
Gaffer ....................
 Sebastian Fialkiewicz
Best Boy Electric ....................
 Stefan "Stevie" Klinar
Sound Mixer ....................
 Dennis Nrecaj
Makeup Artist | Hair Stylist ....................
 Trixi Beck
Costumer ....................
 Sandra Sekanina
Set Decorator ....................
 Herbert Rouschal
Property Master | Set Dresser ....................
 Martin Auernheimer

Fans View

"I am so excited! It will be successful, all your fans are with you in this!"

Dianne Dorrington, FACEBOOK MARILYN FAN

"I know it will be a great movie."

Margie Byrd, FACEBOOK MARILYN FAN

"Awesome project and a very cool [pitch] video! We hope it will become a great success!!
Fingers crossed!!"

Petra & Robert, INDIEGOGO BACKERS

"Keep at it. It's worth it and the world wants great movies."

Ian Turnbull, FACEBOOK MARILYN FAN

"Uncanny resemblance to Marilyn, it's like she's still here!!!!
Can't wait for the movie to come out and I have complete confidence in you of portraying Marilyn with complete respect that Marilyn deserves and you'll be awesome!!!!
I would go see it in the cinema then I would buy it on DVD or Blu-Ray."

Stephen Hann, FACEBOOK MARILYN FAN

"Can't believe it!!! Breathing MM!!! WOW
If MM could see you right now she would be proud I am sure... You are doing it so so good!!!"

Florija Rusanoska, FACEBOOK MARILYN FAN

"I am so happy that you are doing a new movie and I can't wait to see it.
I am waiting to see clips!"

Suzy-q Shoop, FACEBOOK MARILYN FAN

"Will definitely check out the website."

BigAppleFilmFestival, TWITTER MARILYN FAN

"When will it start on theater in Memphis, TN?"

David Lee, FACEBOOK MARILYN FAN

"Love it"

Marlyne Nour, FACEBOOK MARILYN FAN

"You must love Marilyn to look so like her.
Love to see your movie!"

Linda Pinklet, FACEBOOK MARILYN FAN

"Very cool!!!"

Ricardo, PINTEREST MARILYN FAN

"Great, you almost look realer than the real one."

Katharina Lichtenberg, FACEBOOK MARILYN FAN

"I enjoy it!"

Cecilia Moore, PINTEREST MARILYN FAN

"You look so much like Marilyn Monroe."

Isola Kent, PINTEREST MARILYN FAN

"I love your pictures."

Nena, PINTEREST MARILYN FAN

"Where in the UK will the premiere be shown?"

Jason Aaron, FACEBOOK MARILYN FAN

"How fabulously wonderful!"

Marjie, PINTEREST MARILYN FAN

"I'm looking forward to seeing your movie!
I'm sure it's going to be outstanding!"

Roy Ruiz, FACEBOOK MARILYN FAN

"Looking forward to Marilyn Fan - The Movie
featuring top Marilyn impersonator Babsy Artner."

Katherine, TWITTER MARILYN FAN

"WOW!! Now that is Marilyn!!! Babsy Artner you are awesome!!
You truly look like Marilyn!!!"

Sumit Kumar Roy, TWITTER MARILYN FAN

"As a Marilyn's fan: You rock!"

Baesso, TWITTER MARILYN FAN


News

Post-Production

Marilyn Fan - The Movie is currently in post-production and will start its film festival circuit, as soon as it's completed.
 
 
 
 
 

The Official Marilyn Fan Poster

We proudly present our official Marilyn Fan movie poster. Check it out here on the website!
 
 
 
 
 
 

Your Song in our Movie

We would like to give musical talents the chance to get his/her music heard around the globe. Therefore we will use appropriate music submitted to us in our movie! We’ll post our rules and regulations on the website, please read it first and send us your submission. We are very much looking forward to hearing your songs!
 

Marilyn Fan - Lead Actor

We proudly present Alexander E. Fennon as our lead actor in Marilyn Fan - The Movie! He fits the role perfectly and we are delighted to have the chance to work with such a talented actor. His work includes Woman in Gold with Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds, and many other feature films, series and short films.
 

Early Casting Call

We are looking for actors! All roles are paid and talent applying must be available for filming in Vienna, Austria in order to be considered for the parts. Selected actors will be given a contract. Send us your headshot, resume, and most important, a link to your demo reel via email. We'll get back to you as soon as possible.
 

Marilyn Fan Teaser

Our Marilyn Fan - The Movie Teaser is online! Check it out here.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Marilyn Fan Soundtrack

Our Your Song in our Movie campaign was a great success. We have received music submitted by incredibly talented composers from England, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Russia, Serbia, Spain and the USA. We're overwhelmed by the creativity of these artists. Thank you very much! The most appropriate music will be used in Marilyn Fan.
 

Filming Marilyn Fan - The Movie

Principal photography on the film starts in January! Filming takes place on various locations in Vienna, Austria. The production is scheduled for three days with a film crew consisting of thirteen people, including lead actors Babsy Artner and Alexander E. Fennon.
 
 

Cast and Crew Call

We are looking for the lead actor and additional film crew members for Marilyn Fan - The Movie! Our film crew is almost complete, only a few crew positions are still available. If you're interested and available in Vienna, Austria, please send us an email with your resume including a photo of you and a link to your demo reel.
 

The Official Website is online

We are pleased to announce the launch of our brand-new website MarilynFanTheMovie.com, designed with a user-friendly navigation and updated with the latest news about the film. We hope you will enjoy our site! We’re also on Facebook, Twitter, and most recently, on Instagram. We’ll regularly share interesting facts and news about the movie to keep you posted.


Press Room

MEIN BEZIRK "MARILYN MONROE IN VIENNA"
Official Press Release (German)

F|S MAGAZIN "MARILYN FAN - THE MOVIE"
Interview on the set (German)

Contact

General Information
Email: info@marilynfanthemovie.com

Press Enquiries
Email: press@marilynfanthemovie.com