Golden Goat Films greenlights production of Cold War biographical thriller Whispers of
Freedom, based on the tragic true story of the last person to be shot and murdered at the
Berlin Wall.

On the 34th anniversary of the collapse of the infamous Berlin Wall, Golden Goat Films
announces that production on ‘Whispers of Freedom’ has been greenlit with a release date set for the 35th anniversary year of the Wall’s collapse.

Set in 1980s East Germany, the film follows the life of young East German Chris Gueffroy in the lead up to his decision to escape the GDR, with his friend Christian Gaudian.

Photo: Whispers of Freedom (2024) – Directed by Brandon Ashplant

The Academy Award nominee Jonathan Tammuz will produce the Cold War biographical thriller, having worked with Golden Goat Films’ on recent release Bet Your Bottom Dollar (2023), which starred Cameron Ashplant (The Last Bus, Last Flamingo of the Red Summer Sunset, Marooned Awakening), Paterson Joseph (Wonka, Peep Show, Timeless) and César Award nominee Marc Duret (Outlander, La Haine, Franklin).

The Vancouver-based Oscar nominee is best known for directing the short film The Child Eater, which earned him a nomination for Best Short Film at the 62nd Academy Awards, and received a nomination for the Canadian Screen Award for Best Director at the 19th Genie Awards for his drama road movie Rupert’s Land (1998).

The screenplay, by director Brandon Ashplant, is being developed in conjunction with the Berlin Wall Memorial to ensure historical accuracy. Dr. Sarah Bornhorst, Oral History and Biographical Research at the Berlin Wall Memorial, has been involved in pre-production, including facilitating contact with family members of Chris Gueffroy regarding the film’s production.

German author Katja Hoyer (Beyond the Wall) is also acting as a script consultant, ensuring that the world-building aspect is as historically accurate as possible.

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