THREE WEEKS UNDER THE SEA in development now

In Development January 2021

Nordisk Film & TV Fond

Nordisk Film & TV Fond backed 7 new films in January. Two of them are produced by EAVE graduates.

  • COPENHAGEN DOESN’T EXIST by Martin Skovbjerg, producers: EAVE graduate Katrin Pors and TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin
  • WAR SAILOR by Gunnar Vikene, producer: EAVE graduate Karsten Stöter


Finnish Film Foundation

The Finnish Film Foundation supports 15 new films and two series. Among them:

  • GAME OF MINDS by Petri Luukkainen, Jesse Jokinen, producer: EAVE graduate Liisa Karpo
  • WE ARE ANIMALS by Saila Kivelä, Vesa Kuosmanen, producers: EAVE graduates Elli Toivoniemi, Venla Hellstedt
  • DISTANT PLANET by Juho Kuosmanen, producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki


  • THREE WEEKS UNDER THE SEA by Martin Kuba, co-producer: EAVE graduate Violetta Kaminska is in pre-production. The film tells the story of Michal, who returns to his hometown for his father's funeral. He finds out that the coffin is empty and the funeral was a fraud. He sets out in search of the truth about his father, who was a Russian military attaché in Czechoslovakia. Michal gets involved with his father's old friends, who form the local Russian mafia. „The film takes place in a natural Czech/Slovak/Polish environment and the representation of the countries in the creative team is equally natural. For Slovakia we have the screenwriter, the art director, the composer, and one of the main characters. This is a debut that boldly - in the genre of a gangster film - tells a story set on the Czech-Slovak border, the area of Red Army units that left Czechoslovakia in the summer of 1991, leaving behind weapons and still functioning branches of the Russian mafia“, the producer says. The film is supported by the Czech Film Fund, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund and the Fund of the Moravian-Silesian Region.


  • ALL MEN BECOME BROTHERS by Robert Kirchhoff, producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny is in preparation. The Slovak director is working on the documentary about “the icon of socialism with a human face,” Alexander Dubcek. “We will try to create a formally and inventively impressive film opened to interpretations about one of the most prominent and world-famous personalities of contemporary Czechoslovak history. This story may lead us to man's eternal problem, namely the ideals he defeats with pragmatism, or to how an idealistic humanist could not step out of his era,” adds Kirchchoff, who will use archival materials along footage he shot in different countries. ALL MEN BECOME BROTHERS is produced by Slovak outfit atelier.doc, Radio and Television of Slovakia and Czech production company Endorfilm. The film is supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, the Czech Film Fund and Creative Europe Media.


  • MARET by Laura Schroeder, producer: EAVE graduate Dorothe Beinemeier is in pre-production. The script penned by the director herself follows the titular woman, played by German actress Susanne Wolff. A groundbreaking brain surgery to be performed in a clinic in Lanzarote may be her only hope to get her memory back. The problem is: does she really want to remember the person she once was? MARET is being produced by Jeanne Geiben and Vincent Quénault for Luxembourg's Red Lion and Dorothe Beinemeier for Germany's Red Balloon, with additional backing provided by Film Fund Luxembourg and Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein. Filming of the project will take place between Lanzarote, Hamburg and Luxembourg from February 2021 until the beginning of April.


  • 8 VIEWS OF LAKE BIWA by Marko Raat, producer: EAVE graduate Dora Nedeczky receives support from the Estonian Film Institute. The Estonian-Hungarian co-production is inspired by 19th-century German writer and painter Max Dauthendey's Japanese-themed book of the same name. Raat transfers the author’s dreamlike stories from Japan to the rural outskirts of Estonia as he tells the tale of a devastating accident that pushes the inhabitants of a small fishing village into a cascade of tragic consequences that unravel episodically.

Page published 29 January 2021.

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