JIHLAVA: Tremora producer Ieva Norvilene spoke with FNE about her upcoming slate of films, including a documentary participating at the Ex-Oriente workshop held during the Jihlava IDFF.
The creative documentary On the Border is directed and enacted by sisters Jurate and Vilma Samulionyte who tell the story of their grandmother and her fateful decision to delay emigrating with her family to the West, only to find the borders closed, shut off from her family and fiancé. The 120,000 EUR film received development funding from the Ministry of Culture and has signed a letter of intent with Dagstar Film of Germany. Norvilene told FNE she is also considering producing a fictionalized treatment of the story.
Tremora is in early development with a new fantasy film from Krystina Buozyte which continues in the style of her critical and commercial success Vanishing Waves. That film has been sold to territories in Europe and Asia and had a release in the U.S. France’s Acajou Films is again on board as a coproducer.
The company is in production with a low budget (30,000 EUR) documentary Chocolate Mozart directed by Linas Ryskus. The film received 17,000 EUR from the Lithuanian Film Center and will be released in fall 2014.
Finally, Tremora’s development slate includes two films directed by Saulius Drunga, who directed Anarchy in Zirmunai: Laura and the Movies, coproduced by Dagstar Film, and the low budget feature Zuckerzeit; and the low budget feature King’s Shift directed by Ignas Miskinis (director of Low Lights), which was a ScripTeast participant.