Robert Adrian Pejo, the Romanian-born writer-director who won praise for Dallas Among Us in 2005 and for The Camera Murderer at Karlovy Vary in 2010, has announced he is shooting his fourth feature, Paw, recounting the life of a legendary rescue dog Mancs, in Hungary.
The cast includes Zsolt Trill (Johanna, Chameleon), Orsolya Holecskó, Tamás Keresztes, Oszkár Nyári and László Szacsvay and shooting is expected to wrap Sept. 5, with exteriors filmed in the Budapest area and interiors at Studio Mafilm (www.mafilm.hu).
Pejo, Norbert Köbli and Katalin Szy collaborated on the script, based on a true story, following the German Shepherd protagonist from his origins as an unwanted puppy to a happy home and training with his owner, Zoli to specialize in finding victims after earthquakes. The real-life Mancs helped save disaster victims in Salvador, Guatemala, India, Egypt, Italy and Turkey in 1999 where he saved a toddler who had been buried for 82 hours.
Paw is produced by László Kántor (Dallas Among Us) for Mancsfilm Kft, Paw is coproduced by MTM-SBS Televízió (http://tv2.hu) and Új Budapest Filmstúdió (www.ujbudapestfilmstudio.hu). The project is also funded by the Hungarian National Film Fund (www.filmunio.hu).
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