New film project by Olmo Omerzu now in post-production

In post-production June 2020

 The as yet unnamed new film project by Olmo Omerzu, producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny is in post-production. Olmo Omerzu was in the midst of shooting his latest feature-length film when it was interrupted by the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Principal photography on his new outing was halted 20 days into shooting. Omerzu then resorted to going into the editing room to work on the shot footage. The film crew returned to the set to shoot the remaining ten days’ worth of material, wrapping on 14 June. The story follows the ageing patriarch and owner of a family company, an electronics factory, who sacrificed his whole life for the firm. He finds out that his long-time accountant stole huge sums of money, and she became a victim of an online scam. This situation has a severe impact on the protagonist, his whole family and the future of the company. The film is being produced by Jiri Konecny of endorfilm, and co-produced by Slovakian outfit Punkchart Film, Slovenia’s Cvinger Film, France's Melocoton Films and Czech Television. The Czech Film Fund, the Slovenian Film Centre, RTV Slovenia and the Slovak Audiovisual Fund have supported the project.


  MIA MISSES HER REVENGE by Bogdan Theodor Olteanu, producer: EAVE graduate Anamaria Antoci is in post-production. Synopsis: Mia, a young actress, struggles to make a self-taped sex video to get even with her jealous boyfriend, following a big fight. But the road to revenge traps her into an unprecedented emotional crisis.

The project took part in Transilvania Pitch Stop 2019, Connecting Cottbus Work in Progress 2019, and Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest | Work in progress 2019.


  THE CONFERENCE by Ivan I. Tverdovskiy, co-producer: EAVE on Demand graduate Diana Mikita is in post-production. At the core of THE CONFERENCE is the tragic terrorist siege which took place in the Dubrovka Theatre in 2002. The attack involved 850 hostages and ended with the deaths of at least 170 people. Tverdovskiy’s film looks at the horrific tragedy through the eyes of the protagonist Natasha, a survivor who returns to the crime scene to confront her survivor’s guilt. Nafta Films is handling postproduction, currently underway. The project has been funded by the Estonian Film Institute, the Cultural Endowment, and Eurimages.


  SAVING ONE WHO WAS DEAD by Vaclav Kadrnka, producer: EAVE graduate Katarina Krnacova is in post-production. The film tells the story of a family left in a terminal life situation after the father falls into a coma. The mother and son silently concentrate all their powers. They meekly accept the diagnosis but resist the verdict. Yet they reject an open conflict because the life thread is so taut that conflict could inadvertently break it.The film is produced by Vaclav Kadrnka’s Czech company Sirius Films in co-production with the Slovak company Silverart and the Czech Television. The film received support from the Czech Film Fund, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund and Eurimages.


  LEBENSDORF by Valentin Hotea, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National coordinator Ada Solomon is in post-production. The film is being staged by HiFilm Productions and co-produced by Romanian outfits Chainsaw Europe Studio, Abis Studio, Production XMG Media and Scharf Film Production. The screenplay follows Ducu Dobrescu, a 45-year-old writer who leaves Bucharest to be part of a creative residency in Berlin. Ducu swings between two countries and two women: Andra, his hot-tempered wife, who wants a divorce, and Giulia, Ducu’s old flame from his youth, who lives in Lebensdorf, an ecovillage in Germany. Several events and misadventures help Ducu decide on how he wants to move on. The film's budget is coming from the Romanian National Film Center. The project also received support from the European Union’s Creative Europe MEDIA programme and Romanian National Television. LEBENSDORF was shot over six weeks in the summer and autumn of 2019, in Bucharest, Berlin and the Sieben Linden ecovillage in Germany.

Page published 30 June 2020. Updated 8 July 2020.

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