The movie is produced by Uj Budapest Filmstudio (www.ujbudapestfilmstudio.hu), and negotiations are underway with European production partners, Kantor said.
The script won the Hungarian round of Hartley-Merrill International Screenwriting Prize in 2005. Schwechtje and his project will take part at Cinelink in the Sarajevo International Film Festival in August and at the Binger Lab's five-month Script Development Programme (www.binger.nl) in autumn as the first Hungarian participant.
Heat is a social drama with black humor, the director said. The story is about a goat-herd who steals from his boss and he dies. Later an accident turns into a murder and under the surface there are secrets and lies.
The shooting will probably start in fall, 2010, according to the producer.
Uj Budapest Film Studio
Laszlo Kantor, producer
Address: 1023 Budapest Torok str. 1. Hungary
Tel/fax: +36 1 316-0943, +36 1 336-1009