Still from "Nena & Dave Stewart: Be my Rebel", directed by Virgil Widrich, 2018
Still from "Nena & Dave Stewart: Be my Rebel", directed by Virgil Widrich, 2018
Still from "Nena & Dave Stewart: Be my Rebel", directed by Virgil Widrich, 2018
Still from "Nena & Dave Stewart: Be my Rebel", directed by Virgil Widrich, 2018
Still from "Nena & Dave Stewart: Be my Rebel", directed by Virgil Widrich, 2018
Still from "Nena & Dave Stewart: Be my Rebel", directed by Virgil Widrich, 2018
Still from "Nena & Dave Stewart: Be my Rebel", directed by Virgil Widrich, 2018
Still from "Nena & Dave Stewart: Be my Rebel", directed by Virgil Widrich, 2018

Nena & Dave Stewart: Be my Rebel

D 2018, music video, DCP, 1:1.78
Length: 3 min. 45 sec.

Children dream of what they will be as adults and adults dream about their childhood. But sometimes, when orderly life becomes paralyzed in routine, adults need the inner child to bring about change: "Be my rebel", the first collaboration of the two music legends Nena and Dave Stewart, premiered at Nenas 40th anniversary on stage. The accompanying video by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Virgil Widrich transfers the story into a dreamlike, glass mirror world that is powered by Dave Stewart at the controls of his classic modular synthesizers. At the typewriter: Nena as an annoyed bookkeeper, who threatens to disappear soon with her flower dress in her flower wallpaper. But the inner dialogue works in both directions and soon takes effect: rebellion changes the past – and thus also the future.

Winner of 30 international film awards!

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Director: Virgil Widrich
Camera: Bernhard Schlick
Digital art director, compositing and animation: Oleg Prodeus
Editing: Virgil Widrich, Oleg Prodeus
Production design: Kristin Feddersen, Dennis Hansen
Make-up: Georgios Tsialis, Susan Voss-Redfern
Styling: Frank Wilde
Nena stunt double: Kyra Reinert
Actress child: Annika Prevrhal
Drums: Philipp Palm
Instruments: Doepfer, Moog, SchneidersLaden.de
Stage: Ayhan Altinkaynak
Gaffer: Christian Hitzler
Electrician: Juan Jose Alcaide
Best boy: Max Becker, David Voigt
Location: bizco + Emily, Hamburg
Production manager: Eileen Brunngräber
Executive producer: Sabrina Donati, Philipp Palm

Music by: Dave Stewart, Nena Kerner, Derek von Krogh
Lyrics by: Dave Stewart, Nena Kerner, John Andrews
Vocals: Nena
Bathroom Choir: The Kerner Family
Guitar: Dave Stewart
Synth: Derek von Krogh
Recorded: Dave Stewart Entertainment, Los Angeles
Producer: Dave Stewart
Co-Producer: Derek von Krogh
Programming: Dave Stewart & Ned Douglas
Published by: Fab World Music (BMI), exclusively administered by
BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited / Nena Musikverlag / Hanseatic Warner Chappell
© 2018 laug+peas entertainment & lifestyle gmbh

Events, film screenings: 72

23. March 2018
Worldwide release of the music video "Be my Rebel" with the two music legends Nena and Dave Stewart  on 23.3.2018. Directed by Virgil Widrich.
19. February 2018
Completion of the music video "Be my Rebel" with Nena and Dave Stewart in Vienna.
21. September 2017 – 22. September 2017
Filming for the music video "Be my Rebel" with Nena and Dave Stewart end of September 2017 in Hamburg.