18-01-2013

Polish-Norwegian Salt in production

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Coal mine in Wieliczka near Krakow Coal mine in Wieliczka near Krakow

KRAKOW: A Polish coal mine in Wieliczka near Krakow will be a setting for a challenging new Polish Norwegian production titled Salt which combines dance, special effects and puppet theatre.

The first part of the shoot wrapped this week on 15 January 2013 for the experimental art film production made in co-operation between Poland in Norway.

The film is set in Krakow in 1910, where a little girl named Vilde resides with her parents in a castle made out of sand. As she grows up she notices that her parents are slowly turning  into figurines made of salt and she escapes the castle to avoid the same faith.

The film is planned as a fusion of different techniques including dance, special effects and the usage of puppet theatre. The shoot will take place mainly in the coal mine of Wieliczka, exploring the visual potential of one of the most visited Polish tourist locations.

Salt is written and directed by Maria Lloyd, while the DoP for this title is Haral Paalgard. The film is a coproduction between Polish Plesnar and Krauss FILM (www.plesnarandkrauss.com) and Norwegian companies Medieoperatørene (www.mop.no) and Aurora Films. The executive producer for the title is the Polish company No Sugar Films (www.nosugarfilms.com). The producer informed FNE that the cast of the picture will come from the UK, where the post-production of the title will take place. The premiere of the title is planned for the second half of 2013.

 

Cast:

Celena Octavia
Sian Webber
Colin Maclean

Crew:

Director - Maria Lloyh
Screenwriter - Maria lloyd
Director of photography - Haral Paalgard
Costume designer - Rick Marr
Music - Sophie Poznansky

Production contact:

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