SOFIA: Atanas Hristoskov’s low-budget second feature film Eighteen is in postproduction.
The script written by Hristoskov follows the painful experiences of four school graduates, who deliberately leave their farewell ball. Athletic Nick, socially committed Jenny, melancholic Sonny and an anxious young man nicknamed the Goat gather in a small car during the night of 24 May and experiencе a series of evocative events.
“The two couples have grown up in the time of digital technology. They are typical representatives of the Generation Y. The aim of my coming of age drama is to focus on the reversal from the seductive world of technologies to the passions of real life,” Hristoskov told FNE.
Incoms Project is producing with a budget of 230,000 EUR. The film was supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center as a low budget film.
The shooting took place in May and June 2015, mainly during the night on the streets of Sofia. The car, the mobile phones, the pictures, the videos, the social networks communications and the rain are strongly present as visual elements. Martin Dimitrov, Milena Ermenkova, Teodor Hristov and Desislava Kasabova are co-starring.
Hristoskov’s 2011 debut No 1 was coproduced between the BNT and Incoms Project. The film focussed on the war between two schools located in a poor neighbourhood of Sofia and grabbed the Golden Rose NFF award for best Bulgarian film.
Before its theatrical release in 2017 Eighteen will compete in the main competition of the forthcoming Golden Rose edition in October 2016.
Credits:Director: Atanas HristoskovScriptwriter: Atanas HristoskovDoP: Martin BalkanskyProduction designer: Maria KoychevaCostumes designer: Maria KoychevaSound:Aleksander Simeonov, Ivan Andreev, Dobromir HristoskovEditing: Atanas HristoskovCast: Martin Dimitrov, Milena Ermenkova, Teodor Hristov and Desislava Kasabova