The Dreamers - (Die Traeumer) - (1970-2008)

A regular Swiss guy decides to pack his suitcase and move to Los Angeles in order to become an actor in Hollywood; he captures the first 10 years of his journey on video.

THE DREAMERS

Documentary

Comedy / Drama

1:43:34

Completed 2008

$100

 

Mike Boss

Mike Boss

Mike Boss

Roman Wyden

 

Mike Boss

Roman Wyden

Title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Type. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Genre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Length. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Year. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Budget. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Writer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Producers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

 

Executive Producer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Director of Photography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

SYNOPSIS

This documentary follows the inspirational story of Mike, a regular Swiss guy who not only dares to have a dream, but also stubbornly refuses to ever give up.  After conforming to Swiss society for over 20 years, Mike realizes the widespread unhappiness and pessimism that surrounds him and decides to break loose.

 

Mike’s journey starts in Switzerland and leads him from his job as a draftsman to becoming a print model and stripper before he takes a detour into a Swiss jail.  Having had time to think about life, Mike not only decides to become the most determined optimist, but also decides to pursue his dream of becoming an actor in Hollywood.   Mike leaves Switzerland in 1995.

 

Arriving in Los Angeles, Mike experiences America, ultimate freedom and the harsh reality of Hollywood.  Mike captures his journey on video and has no idea how many obstacles and rejection he’s gonna face during the next 10 years, and he certainly has no idea that his doings will soon get him blacklisted by the Swiss Government.

EPISODES (11)

EPISODE 1 - (9:47)

 

Introduction -- WHY are we here? -- Daniel becomes a Draftsman -- Daniel feels Suicidal -- Daniel ends up in Jail

EPISODE 2

 

Daniel becomes Mike Boss -- Mike as Stripper -- Mike as Model -- Mike and Madonna -- Goodbye Switzerland -- Hello America!

EPISODE 3

 

Hollywood here I come -- Looking for a Job -- First step to become an Actor -- Meeting Roman -- BIG realization! -- First Reality Show for Swiss TV

EPISODE 4

 

Hollywood Dreams (German Version) -- Second meeting with Swiss TV -- Raising $ 60,000 Dollars -- Hollywood Dreams (English Version) -- Going to Cannes (France)

EPISODE 5

 

Meeting with Paramount -- Daily Variety Article -- Success is around the Corner -- Bad News -- Mike & Roman hit rock bottom -- God = Energy

EPISODE 6

 

"The Dreamers" project is born -- Feedback from Maximilian Schell -- Pre-Production starts -- Collecting Rejection # 183 -- Creating 800 Storyboard Pictures -- Contacting Swiss Government

EPISODE 7

 

Submitting to Swiss Government -- Coincidence? -- Mike in Acting Class -- Shocking Decision!! -- Fight against Government starts -- Mike & Roman are Goal-Models

EPISODE 8

 

Government fights back -- 5 years in Hollywood -- Mike's first Speaking Part -- Acting Demo Reel -- Pushing Swiss Government -- Happiness Hour Part 1

EPISODE 9

 

Government's 2nd Decision -- Fundraiser -- Lots of Fan Mail! -- Parallax TV Show -- Swiss President's Decision -- Winners never quit

EPISODE 10

 

Mike becomes US Citizen -- Soldiers are my Heroes -- Putting everything on one Card -- Calling Federal -- Supreme Court -- Organizing Demonstration

EPISODE 11

 

Demonstration -- 952 Rejections -- Writing MR. TNT -- Why are we here? -- End Montage -- Credits with Happiness Hour Part 2

Send Mike a comment CLICK

MEDIA

Swiss Magazine (Negative Report)

German/American Magazine (Positive Report)