The first national IT romantic drama Love.net ended a three part shooting that took place between October 29, 2009 and March 29, 2010.
Known as one of the three co-owners of Miramar Film (www.miramarfilm.com producer of Javor Gardev's Zift) and Bulgaria's "Producer on the Move" (Cannes 2009) Ilian Djevelekov is now directing his feature debut. Described as a "modern urban romance on love at first virtual glance," the €1million budget film with national co-producer Zoom Media (bgarstudion.com) was shot on location in Bulgaria and the UK.
Before the completion of the script written by Neli Dimitrova, Matey Konstantinov, Ilian Djevelekov, bringing together several parallel stories of people trying to change their lives via the internet, a huge website campaign was launched. The creative crew received over 7000 personal stories, shared by active IT users. The script was structured around a surgeon and his wife; a Sofia university professor and a Scottish engineer; an editor of a popular men's magazine, his brother and a prostitute; and a divorced businesswoman and her 13 year old daughter.
"The multifaceted 'clashes' of characters that fall in and out of love reveal a unique opportunity of modern times - to meet someone, to communicate and to finally link your life with someone you have never actually met. But the film is also a subtle reminder that love continues to be as mystic and fleeting as it used to be in the times of the cavemen," Djevelekov said.
The main stars are rock and roll musician John Lawton, Hristo Shopov (The Passion of the Christ) Zahari Baharov (Zift), Koina Rousseva, Diana Dobreva and model Diliana Popova. Bulgarian pop singer Yordanka Hristova, about whom Djevelekov made his latest documentary Cuba is Music,is also part or the prestigious cast.
The film is the most anticipated Bulgarian film on the fall release schedule.
Script - Neli Dimitrova, Matey Konstantinov, Ilian Djevelekov
Director - Ilian Djevelekov
Director of Photography - Emil Christov
Art Director - Georgi Dimitrov
Costumes - Sylvia Vladimirova, Kristina Tomova
Sound - Pierre-Yves Lavoue
Editing - Alexandra Fuchanska
Producers: Matey Konstantinov, Ilian Djevelekov, Georgi Dimitrov, Petko Manchev
Filip Bogatev - Hristo Shopov
Andrey Bogatev - Zahari Baharov
Mila Bogateva - Lilia Maraviglia
Еmilia - Koyna Ruseva
Yoana - Diana Dobreva
Niki - Diliana Popova
John Johnson - John Lawton
Dora - Yordanka Hristova
The Chief - Vladimir Penev
Devora - Lora Cheshmedjieva
Toni Bogatev - Teo Avramov
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