In a dystopian Switzerland that has fallen under the fascist rule of an evil cheese tyrant, Heidi lives the pure and simple life in the Swiss Alps. Grandfather Alpöhi does his best to protect Heidi, but her yearning for freedom soon gets her into trouble with the dictator’s henchmen. The innocent girl transforms herself into a kick-ass female fighting force who sets out to liberate the country from the insane cheese fascists.
MAD HEIDI is an action-adventure exploitation spoof based on the popular children‘s book character Heidi and the very first Swissploitation film. Yes, this time Switzerland will be exploited!
We just love the kind of movies that don’t take themselves too seriously. Even though making movies is very serious business!
It all started out in 2017 with a poster. Then we shot a promo-teaser, started a crowdfunding campaign and a merchandise shop, which allowed us to develop the script. In 2020 we launched an investment call and eventually 538 people from 19 countries invested 2m Swiss Francs and will participate directly in the film’s revenue. In Fall 2021 the film was shot. And now, in December 2022 it will finally be released!
It was a long and hard, yet rewarding journey. We had tons of fun along the way, together with our many fans and investors and all the people who made this exciting film possible. Would we do it again? Hell yeah!
More about our production and distribution philosophy at the bottom of this page.