PRODUCTION: Estonian/Danish Coproduction Brings Legendary Book Character On Screen

Raggie by Meelis Arulepp and Karsten Kiilerich Raggie by Meelis Arulepp and Karsten Kiilerich

TALLINN: A Film Estonia is currently in production with the long animated feature Raggie / Sipsik directed by Meelis Arulepp and Karsten Kiilerich. The film is based on an Estonian children’s book by Eno Raud and it is a coproduction with Danish A.Film Production.

The book has been translated into several languages including English, German and Russian, with over 1.8 million books sold around Europe.

“It's a story about a very special and charming living rag doll, that causes some jealousy between a brother and a sister, but eventually brings them closer together,” producer Kristel Tõldsepp told FNE.

The budget is 1.5 m EUR with 800,000 EUR coming from the Estonian Film Institute, 120,000 EUR from the Estonian Cultural Endowment and 255,000 EUR from the Danish Film Institute.

The premiere is set for 2020. Copenhagen-based LevelK is handling international sales.

Production Information:

A Film Estonia (Estonia)
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A.Film Production (Denmark)

Directors: Meelis Arulepp, Karsten Kiilerich
Scriptwriters: Karsten Kiilerich, Aina Järvine