BELGRADE: US helmer Tamar Halpern has wrapped production on Missing in Europe, a thriller about human trafficking entirely shot in Belgrade. The project is currently in postproduction with the premiere due for the second half of 2017.
Karisa, a foreigner studying in Belgrade and enjoying Serbian nightlife, is kidnapped together with her best friend by a handsome young man. Karisa’s mother, a former hacker and now an Internet security specialist, who has come to Belgrade to attend a conference on cyber crime, will try to save her daughter and her friend.
The main characters are played by UK actors Miranda Raison, Emmett J. Scanlan and Sophie Roberston, joined by Serbian upcoming talent Jovana Stojiljković.
Miloš Đukelić is the executive producer through Serbia’s Red Production along with Kaila York of Headlong Entertainment and Nigel Thomas of Benattar/Thomas Productions. This cooperation is the fruit of a longstanding partnership between Red Production and their US production partners. Miloš Đukelić highlighted the high number of women both behind and in front of the camera (director, screenwriter, producer, line producer, actresses and local heads of department) involved in this project.
The 12 shooting days took place in November 2016 on location in Belgrade’s city center and on the Danube quay, with car stunts and boat fight scenes.
The film is expected to be finished by the second half of 2017. No distributor or sales agent are attached to the project yet.
Director: Tamar HalpernScriptwriter: Jenny PaulDoP: Vladimir Vladica IlićCast: Miranda Raison, Emmett J. Scanlan. Sophie Robertson, Jovana Stojiljković