SARAJEVO: Romanian director Iulia Rugină is in postproduction with her second feature film Breaking News, which has been selected for CineLink Work-in-Progress, set to take place 17-18 August 2016, during the 22nd Sarajevo Film Festival (12-20 August 2016).
The film tells the story of a journalist who, after indirectly causing the death of his cameraman, has to make an in-memoriam reportage covering his life. Three days before Christmas he starts shooting the story from the point of view of the cameraman's troubled 15 year-old daughter. Trying to redeem himself for the loss he caused, he slowly starts taking the dead man's place.
Oana Giurgiu, Tudor Giurgiu and Bogdan Crăciun are producing through Hai–Hui Entertainment. They are still missing 150,000 EUR of the 750,000 EUR budget and are hoping to find a partner to close the budget for postproduction.
Breaking News is expected to premiere in Romanian cinemas in spring 2017. There are still no distributors or sales agent attached to the project. All television rights are available.
Iulia Rugină is the winner of Best Romanian Film Award at Transilvania International Film Festival for her short film Dying from a Wound of Love / Să mori de dragoste rănită (2014).
Credits:Director: Iulia RuginăScriptwriters: Oana Răsuceanu, Ana Agopian, Iulia RuginăDoP: Vivi Drăgan VasileCast: Andi Vasluianu, Voica Oltean