Ahead of the world premiere of Los Ángeles [pictured], Damian John Harper has announced his next project with Weydemann Brothers.

Never change a winning team: even before the world premiere of Damian John Harper’s debut Los Ángeles in the Forum today (Feb 8), producers Jakob and Jonas Weydemann of Weydemann Brothers are already working with him on preparations for his next feature.

With the working title of In The Middle Of The River, the project is being developed again in close collaboration with ZDF’s Das kleine Fernsehspiel unit.

The US-born director has set his family drama in an impoverished Native American reservation in the Arizona. Principal photography is scheduled to begin in winter 2014/15.

In addition, debut features are planned with German directors Paul Florian Müller and Philipp Döring.

Financing for Müller’s black comedy Sex & Crime, set to shoot in NRW and Berlin in autumn 2014, has come from Sky Deutschland, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and Film- und Medienstiftung NRW.

Camino Filmverleih is already onboard to handle the German theatrical release for the co-production with Cine Plus Filmproduktion and zischlermann Filmproduktion.

Meanwhile, a far from idyllic summer campsite is the setting for Döring’s ensemble film Das Kleine Paradies which is based on Marius von Mayenburg’s theatre play Turista.

Initial financing has already come from nordmedia and Kuratorium junger deutscher Film for the production which will shoot in summer 2015.