Feature film, Family Entertainment, 90min
Adaptation of the children bestseller books MEIN LOTTA-LEBEN by Alice Pantermüller and Daniela Kohl, published by ARENA VERLAG
Production: Dagstar Film & Lieblingsfilm
Co-Production: Senator Film Cologne GmbH
Distributor: Wild Bunch Germany
Director: Neele Leana Vollmar
Script: Bettina Börgerding
Producers: Dagmar Blume-Niehage, Philipp Budweg, Robert Marciniak
Co-Producer: Sonja Ewers
With backing from: Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, FFF Film Commission Bayern (FilmFernsehFonds Bayern), the German Federal Film Board (FFA Filmförderungsanstalt), German Federal Film Fund (DFFF)
Pre-Production funded by: Film- und Medienstiftung NRW
Development funded by: FFA Filmförderungsanstalt
Cast: Meggy Marie Hussong, Yola Streese, Levi Kazmaier, Laila Ziegler, Laura Tonke, Oliver Mommsen, Carolin Kebekus, Milan Peschel
DOP: Daniel Gottschalk
Production design: Michael Binzer
Costume design: Frauke Firl
Makeup: Astrid Mariaschk, Christina Neuss
Sound: Andreas Wölki
Casting: Nessie Nesslauer, Johanna Hellwig, Ute Soldierer
Sometimes eleven-year-old Lotta Petermann (Meggy Hussong) feels sorry for herself. Her mum, Sabine (Laura Tonke), loves to cook her unique version of Ayurveda cuisine and as if that was not bad enough, she works at the meditation studio run by Heiner Krishna (Milan Peschel) as well. Lotta’s dad, Rainer (Oliver Mommsen), is usually grouchy and her two stupid brothers (Lenny and Marlow Kullmann) annoy her all day long.
Fortunately Lotta has her best friend Cheyenne (Yola Streese), who makes everything only half as bad! Together the two girls and their nerdy classmate Paul (Levi Kazmaier) have their own gang: the Wild Rabbits. And if there’s one thing they can’t stand it’s their snobbish classmate Berenike (Laila Ziegler) and her Glamour Girls. What really sucks is that Berenike is throwing a big party, and has invited everybody – everybody except Lotta and Cheyenne.
The two friends are not taking that lying down, so they come up with plan after plan to get themselves in. But none works, not even the great plan to bring along famous singer Marlon (Lukas Rieger). It actually ends in the two friends having a serious fall out.
But Lotta would not be Lotta if she couldn’t manage to save her friendship with Cheyenne realizing what true friendship really means.
With a hilarious tongue-in-cheek sense of humour, MY LIFE AS LOTTA presents the mad chaos in Lotta’s daily life, as based on the popular bestselling children’s book series of the same title by author Alice Pantermüller and illustrator Daniela Kohl, published by Arena Publishing.