TALLINN: The Venice Horizons award-winning Estonian director Veiko Õunpuu is shooting his third feature film with the working title Free Range, scheduled for release in March 2013.
The movie tells the story of a young writer who faces an urgent decision about his future when learning of his girlfriend’s pregnancy. The director is still seeking a suitable Estonian title to correspond to the English phrase. Filming will be finished in September 2012.
Shot almost entirely in Tallinn, the film is budgeted at 570,000 EUR and funded by the Estonian Film Foundation (www.efsa.ee) and the Estonian Cultural Endowment (www.kulka.ee) . Unlike Õunpuu’s previous films, Autumn Ball and The Temptation of St. Tony, the movie is not and international coproduction. The producer has attached LevelK of Denmark with Tine Klint as an international sales agent.
Credits:Original title: Free RangeDirector: Veiko ÕunpuuScript: Veiko Õunpuu, Robert KurvitzCinematography: Mart TanielSet designer: Jaagup RoometCostume designers: Jaanus Vahtra, Lotte JürjendalProducer: Katrin KissaProduction company: Homeless Bob ProductionsSupported by: Estonian Film Foundation, Estonian Cultural Endowment
Cast: Lauri Lagle, Jaanika Arum, Laura Peteson, Denis Lavant (France), Peeter Volkonski Rita Raave, Roman Baskin, Lauri Kaldoja, Markus Luik, Jan Uuspõld, Meelis Rämmeld, Anne Türnpu, Mari Abel