PRAGUE: Czech director Slávek Horák has started shooting a biopic Havel about the prominent Czech playwright/dissident/president Václav Havel. The project received one of the biggest production grants from the Czech Film Fund.
BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Mariana Čengel Solčanská starts preproduction on the Slovak/Czech historical drama The Chambermaid / Slúžka. The film is based on Hana Lasicová’s bestseller published in 2013 about lesbian love story set in Vienna at the beginning of the 20th century.
BITOLA: French/Belgian/Macedonian coproduction A Mermaid in Paris / Une sirène à Paris directed by Mathias Malzieu will start shooting in North Macedonia on 30 August 2019. This debut feature is produced by French Overdrive Productions in coproduction with Belgian Entre Chien et Loup and Macedonian Sisters and Brother Mitevski.
SKOPJE: The production company Kino Oko is currently in production with Zoki Poki, a children’s TV series, which takes on the classic children’s book of the same title by Olivera Nikolova, written 56 years ago. The series supported by the North Macedonia Film Agency will air on the Macedonian Radio Television.
BELGRADE: Four of the third season’s episodes of the CBS TV series SEAL Team directed by Christopher Chulack and starring David Boreanaz are currently shooting in Belgrade and its surroundings, two of which actually take place in the Serbian capital. Balkanic Media is servicing.
PRAGUE: Jan Prušinovský, also known for his successful TV comedy series, has just started shooting his new feature film, the Czech/Slovak coproduction Mistakes / Chyby, in the Czech town of Příbram.
BRATISLAVA: Young Slovak director Peter Magát is currently in postproduction with his debut feature Little Kingdom / Malá ríša. This Slovak/Icelandic/Czech coproduction in English is going to have its distribution premiere in October 2019. The film stars Alicia Agneson, British actor Lachlan Nieboer and American actor Brian Caspe.
SKOPJE: Macedonian director Stojan Vujicic is in production with his debut feature Stela, the first Macedonian feature film for children and also the first eco or green production in North Macedonia. The film is a Macedonian/Serbian/German coproduction produced by Ognen Antov through Dream Factory.
BELGRADE: Serbian writer/director Marina Radmilac is currently in postproduction with her debut feature Operation Opera / Operacija Opera, in which one of the key roles is played by well-known French actor Denis Lavant. The film is a Serbian/Slovenian coproduction.
TALLINN: Priit Pääsuke, the director of The End of the Chain, is working on his second feature, Kids of the Night. The shooting started at the end of July and will wrap on 24 August 2019.