The Starfighter Tragedy
Length: 11:44 | Language: German | 2015

The story | In the 1960s, Wulf Beeck was one of hundreds of young men who risked their lives to defend Germany’s borders during the Cold War, while losing colleagues and some of his closest friends along the way. 

My role | Constructing a plot with the help of Wulf Beecks story, when he fulfilled his teenage dream becoming a starfighter jet pilot but then losing his friend and partner in an air maneuver exercise. The rushes included one main interview, rare personal archival footage (Super 8) and a few broll shots at a museum and a flight simulator. 

A few weeks before the interview was shot Wulf Beeck could legally for the first time look into the secret files about his friends deadly accident.


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