A historical adventure drama about a Lithuanian folk hero Tadas Blinda. Pradzia (www.tadasblinda.lt) directed by Donatas Ulvydas is shooting on locations throughout Lithuania.
The filmis produced by Tauras Kino Namai, with lead producer Zilvinas Naujokas and film distribution company Acmefilm ( www.acmefilm.com).
The plot reconstructs the most important moments from legendary 19th century outlaw often compared to Robin Hood. According to Naujokas, Tadas Blinda. Pradzia will depict not only adventures of the title character, but also the struggle of ordinary people against their oppressors with a mix of action, romance, and humor.
The script is written by Jonas Banys and based on the novel of Rimantas Savelis as well as archives and legendary tales.
The cast includes Dainius Kazlauskas, Vidas Petkevicius, and Andrius Kaniava.
Tadas Blinda. Pradzia is funded by the Ministry of Culture of Lithuania (www.muza.lt), Svyturys beer (www.svyturys.lt), UAB Cinevera (www.cinevera.lt), and Lithuanian Film Studio (www.kinostudija.lt).
The film is budgeted at €1 million.
The film shoot will take place in June and July, 2010. Post-production will be completed by the end of the year. The theatrical release is planned for late 2010/early 2011.