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Faustbook (2006)

Faustbook is my first feature film which spanned over a 5 year shooting time. The film began with two like minded individuals who shared a passion for a wide range of esoteric subjects, ... See full summary »


Eric Leiser


Jacob Faust




Credited cast:
Jacob Faust Jacob Faust ... Doctor Faustus
Eva Zubícková ... Margarite
Lance Meeker Lance Meeker ... Bandar von Baron
Claudia Voss Claudia Voss ... Whore of Babylon
Tyler Phillips Tyler Phillips ... Demon Pimp
Rick Faust Rick Faust ... Older Faust
Amy Faust Amy Faust ... Good / Bad Angel
Jeffrey Leiser ... Christopher Wagner
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Priestess Miriam Priestess Miriam ... Priestess Miriam
Malcolm Vader Malcolm Vader ... Haitian Magician


Faustbook is my first feature film which spanned over a 5 year shooting time. The film began with two like minded individuals who shared a passion for a wide range of esoteric subjects, alternative history and the Holy Bible. The intent was to make a completely improvised film based on a purely intuitive process. We set off on this journey with many things in mind but no set plans. Subconsciously, we would construct the film until it revealed it's true identity. Jacob and I had always joked about his last name and it's significance but slowly over time it became clear that this film was about the Faust legend. Jake took over my old job funeral directing and slowly learned of the secret world of caring for the deceased. In the end I was left with a very creative, funny, dark piece of work. This is a living memorial to a friend and an artist who worked at the highest degree, sometimes that is too much to keep you contained within this temporal world. To anyone who watches this film I ... Written by Eric Leiser

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A troubled mortician embarks on an odyssey for truth about life and death.


Animation | Horror



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Jacob Faust, the star of the film, really was a funeral director for 3 years. His memorial service was held in the Little Chapel of Roses at Glen Abbey Mortuary, the very place where Jacob directed services himself. See more »

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Well done yet overly personal
28 June 2010 | by salreemerSee all my reviews

FAUSTBOOK Vanguard Cinema 2005 Written by and starring Jacob Faust – Directed and shot by Eric Leiser

Well done yet overly personal.

This film begins with two scruffy guys sitting on a balcony talking about themselves. Very home movie and sort of odd - not what you expect to see. Come to find out this disk is an understandable memorial to the creator and star who is now dead. The release should have saved this clip until after the movie, thereby letting it stand on it's own merits and letting the creators personalities become an addendum to, rather than an overshadowing of the project. The movie itself begins in glorious black and white, yes, and instantly we are transported to another world - a very stylized and personal world that is the vision of this unique artist. Either you will identify with and/or appreciate this world, or you won't. I found it hard to fall into it's trappings, but then, there was something haunting about the whole experience. A paradox if you will… Had I met Jacob some late night, in some strange town, on some forgotten adventure? As I went on watching this young man in his bohemian ramblings, contemplating life, death, and everything in between. I realized I had. Jacob is the archetypal café beat that we all know and love. His mind is always working, his soul continually tortured, his passions ultimately leading him into situations best left to those who must confront the devil. This is all done with a quiet earthiness that ruffles no feathers but his own. We get to live vicariously through him as he pushes the barriers of existence challenging all of the institutions that we can't. The work is as much a diary of this man's life as it is a movie. Being filmed over a five-year period, the depth of dialogue and overall sensibility are evident of true artistic genius. I'm sure that had this man lived on, he would have accomplished great things. I find myself becoming touched by his passing, how poetic a loss. Eric Leiser however, does live on. Director of this film among several others, and more to come, this prolific troubador seems to have his fingers in just about everything. From cinematography and animation, to holographic science and fine art, I can't help but be curious to view this madman's other works. I may even forgive him for editing Faustbook with that clip at the beginning. At any rate, it's good to know that there are still good-old-fashioned crazy men running around and stirring up trouble. I can't wait to see more! If you like quirky/artsy with a touch of geek and a double-dash of trouble, you'll love Faustbook. www.albinofawn.com

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Release Date:

25 April 2006 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »


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$75,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (RCA Sound System)| Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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