BUCHAREST: The Romanian/Mexican/Japanese coproduction Drunken Fish on the Moon (working title) directed by the Japanese Kohki Hasei is expected to have a three weeks shoot in Romania in the autumn of 2018. The project is currently in the financing stage with the Romanian party represented by Metropolis Film and the producer Daniel Mitulescu. Emir Kusturica is the executive producer.
TBILISI: The shooting for a new Indian film directed by Dr Anil Viswanath and starring Southern Indian stars Naveen Chandra and Shalini Vadnikatti wrapped in Georgia in March 2018.
PRAGUE: The futuristic series Carnival Row, produced by Amazon Studios and Legendary Television, and starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne, wrapped shooting in the Czech Republic on 14 March 2018. Serviced by Stillking Films, Carnival Row is among the most expensive international productions filmed in the Czech Republic since the introduction of film incentives in 2010.
WARSAW: Olga Chajdas and Agnieszka Smoczyńska are joining Agnieszka Holland and Kasia Adamik for the shooting of 1983, the first Polish Netflix series. The 8-episode series, which is currently shooting in Poland, is set in a world where the Iron Curtain never fell.
SOFIA: Armenia’s Parallels Film Production, Bulgaria’s Jelfilm and Germany’s Clever Production are in preproduction with the first coproduction between Armenia and Bulgaria. My Grandma’s Locks is the sophomore feature by husband and wife writers/directors Hovhaness Galstyan and Marine Zakaryan, and it is based on true events.
VILNIUS: Lithuanian writer/director Marat Sargsyan is currently shooting his debut feature The Flood Won‘t Come / Tvano nebus. The project is supported by the Lithuanian Film Centre.
WARSAW: Sam Akina’s Planet Single 2, a sequel to the 2016 Polish box office hit starring Maciej Stuhr, is currently shooting in Warsaw. Kino Świat will release the film domestically on 9 November 2018.
BELGRADE: Serbian writer/director Miloš Puić is currently in production with long documentary Pixie, focusing on one of the biggest living footaball legends in Serbia, Dragan Stojković Piksi. The film is supported by Film Center Serbia.
PRAGUE: Director/producer/screenwriter Petr Jákl signed with the Hollywood producer Cassian Elwes for his epic biopic Jan Žižka, about Bohemia’s greatest warrior Jan Žižka of Trocnov. Jan Žižka is expected to be the biggest budget Czech film ever and to star a famous foreign actor.
VILNIUS: One of the most famous Lithuanian film directors Algimantas Puipa is currently shooting his new drama, Bumblebee Honey / Kamanių medus.