12-11-2014

FNE at Connecting Cottbus 2014: Estonia Partners with Russia on The Dream Fish

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The Dreamfish by Anton Blizho The Dreamfish by Anton Blizho credit: Marx Film

COTTBUS: Estonian producer Max Tuula of Marx Film presented the Estonian/Russian project The Dream Fish at Connecting Cottbus, a tale about a man who falls in love with a mermaid.

The story is set in a small resort town on the border of Russia and Estonia, with the locale being a source of inspiration for the writer/director Anton Blizho, making his feature film debut. The romantic black comedy is laced with cultural clashes and misunderstandings reflecting the mix of cultures in the border locale, where a modest, lonely Russian man working on an encyclopedia of fish falls in love with a mermaid who saves him from drowning.

The budget of the film is 450,000 EUR with 250,000 EUR of funding from Russia in place. The filmmakers are looking for a Baltic or Nordic actress and a Scandinavian DoP, essential in establishing a cool, minimalistic Scandinavian stylistic element to the film. The filmmakers are applying to the Estonian Film Fund and are seeking coproduction partners for post-production.

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