US director Aaron Allred's thriller/love story Not A Lovestory is the first feature film project to be backed by the Babelsberg-based MPF Beteiligungs GmbH & Co Zweite KG (MPF) media fund.

The production by Wanowski Brothers Filmproduktion and Doris Kirch's Blue Angel Entertainment Film Productions in co-production with EuroArts Medien and MPF began shooting at locations in Berlin on 29 January and is set to wrap in mid-March.

Starring Joachim Deutschland, Hannelore Elsner, Katinka Härte and Oliver Korritke, Not A Lovestory follows a young American's quest in the Berlin of 2004 to find out the truth about his late father's past in the divided city of the 1960s.

The MPF fund was launched by Chris Koppelmeier, and EuroArts Medien's Bernd Hellthaler and Dittmar Lumpp to raise equity from German private individuals for the fund's three-strand investment portfolio of feature films, live music events and film soundtracks.