‘They just fucked with the wrong Heidi!’
Mad Heidi is a 2020 Swissploitation comedy horror feature film and a parody of the much-loved children’s storybook character Heidi.
Now all grown up, Heidi is just a girl from the Alps in an alternative Switzerland that has fallen under fascist rule. Little does she know that her yearning for personal freedom will be the spark that ignites a revolution…t
Written, co-produced and directed by Johannes Hartmann and co-produced by Tero Kaukomaa (Iron Sky and Iron Sky: The Coming Race), Mad Heidi is currently in production.
Cult American screenwriter, actor, director and producer Trent Haaga has joined Mad Heidi‘s scriptwriting team, stating:
“I’ve always been a huge fan of old-school exploitation films – from spaghetti westerns, kung-fu movies, the counterculture movies of the late 60s, and the timeless alternate reality of the Iron Sky films. I see Mad Heidi as a love letter to all of the above, and I was thrilled to be offered the chance to play in the world that Tero, Valentin, and Johannes have created.
Mad Heidi holds a dark funhouse mirror up to the world through the lens of a Switzerland that never was. It’s a futuristic fairy tale heavily inspired by a classic and much-loved novel. Who wouldn’t want to be involved in something like that? I’m also a huge fan of the way these guys put their films together – eschewing traditional financing models, embracing new forms of distribution, and valuing input from the fans during production. As far as I’m concerned, it’s the future of independent filmmaking, and I’m delighted to be making this journey with this team.”
Co-producer Tero Kaukomaa added:
“It’s great to have someone of Trent‘s undoubted talents on board. He always delivers and is a perfect fit for the amazing new film we are producing for our fans. I can assure you people will not be disappointed. In fact, we are sure they’re gonna love it. We know our fans have been waiting, and the good news for them is that things are starting to move quickly. So, watch this space as there’s plenty more news to come.”