PRODUCTION: Bulgarian Love.net ends shooting

Written by Pavlina Jeleva

The first national IT romantic drama Love.net ended a three part shooting that took place between October 29, 2009 and March 29, 2010.

Known as one of the three co-owners of Miramar Film (www.miramarfilm.com producer of Javor Gardev's Zift) and Bulgaria's "Producer on the Move" (Cannes 2009) Ilian Djevelekov is now directing his feature debut. Described as a "modern urban romance on love at first virtual glance," the €1million budget film with national co-producer Zoom Media (bgarstudion.com) was shot on location in Bulgaria and the UK.

Before the completion of the script written by Neli Dimitrova, Matey Konstantinov, Ilian Djevelekov, bringing together several parallel stories of people trying to change their lives via the internet, a huge website campaign was launched. The creative crew received over 7000 personal stories, shared by active IT users. The script was structured around a surgeon and his wife; a Sofia university professor and a Scottish engineer; an editor of a popular men's magazine, his brother and a prostitute; and a divorced businesswoman and her 13 year old daughter.

"The multifaceted 'clashes' of characters that fall in and out of love reveal a unique opportunity of modern times - to meet someone, to communicate and to finally link your life with someone you have never actually met. But the film is also a subtle reminder that love continues to be as mystic and fleeting as it used to be in the times of the cavemen," Djevelekov said.

The main stars are rock and roll musician John Lawton, Hristo Shopov (The Passion of the Christ) Zahari Baharov (Zift), Koina Rousseva, Diana Dobreva and model Diliana Popova. Bulgarian pop singer Yordanka Hristova, about whom Djevelekov made his latest documentary Cuba is Music,is also part or the prestigious cast.

The film is the most anticipated Bulgarian film on the fall release schedule.

Production credits

Script - Neli Dimitrova, Matey Konstantinov, Ilian Djevelekov

Director - Ilian Djevelekov

Director of Photography - Emil Christov

Art Director - Georgi Dimitrov

Costumes - Sylvia Vladimirova, Kristina Tomova

Sound - Pierre-Yves Lavoue

Editing - Alexandra Fuchanska

Producers: Matey Konstantinov, Ilian Djevelekov, Georgi Dimitrov, Petko Manchev


Filip Bogatev - Hristo Shopov

Andrey Bogatev - Zahari Baharov

Mila Bogateva - Lilia Maraviglia

Еmilia - Koyna Ruseva

Yoana - Diana Dobreva

Niki - Diliana Popova

John Johnson - John Lawton

Dora - Yordanka Hristova

The Chief - Vladimir Penev

Devora - Lora Cheshmedjieva

Toni Bogatev - Teo Avramov

Production companies

Miramar Film

40 Evlogi Georgiev blvd., app. 1-1

Sofia 1124, Bulgaria

Tel: +359 2 9463514

Fax: +359 2 9447268

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Zoom Media

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