ZAGREB: Acclaimed writer/director Branko Schmidt is currently in preproduction with Ivan’s Confirmation / Ivanova krizma, which will conclude his trilogy that opened with Metastases and Vegetarian Cannibal. Shooting is planned for September 2016.
Schmidt co-wrote the script with Ivo Balenović and Zrinka Matijević Velićan. The film will star Goran Bogdan and is produced by Stanislav Babić through Telefilm. Foreign coproducers are welcomed. Both of the first films in the trilogy were also produced by Telefilm, and Metastases was coproduced by HRT, Refresh from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia's Lux Film.
The project is supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Fund with a production grant of approximately 604,000 EUR. Croatian public television HRT is also supporting the project. The budget is approximately 1.1 m EUR, Babić told FNE. The premiere is expected to take place in March 2017. Blitz Film i Video will be the local distributor.
Cannibal Vegetarian was selected as the Croatian entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards in 2012.
Credits:Director: Branko SchmidtScriptwriters: Branko Schmidt, Ivo Balenović, Zrinka Matijević VelićanCast: Goran Bogdan