A Very Unsettled Summer, a Romanian/Swedish coproduction and the second feature of Romanian director Anca Damian (Crossing Dates), is currently in development. The script is written by the Irish writer Philip O Ceallaigh (now living in Bucharest) and is based on a short story of his. The script was revised by Anca Damian.
The film intertwines two love stories and four main characters, three of them becoming the creators of the fictional versions of their lives. The story is a reflection on the process of fashioning experience into narrative, which in turn affects experience, giving depth to the story.
The film is produced by Anca Damian and Grant Keir for Aparte Film (www.apartefilm.net). The Swedish co-producers are Peter Hiltunen and Illusion Film (www.illusionfilm.se) together with Tomas Eskilsson and Film I Väst (www.filmivast.se). The Romanian company Silver Bullet Film (www.silverbulletfilm.ro) and Viorel Sergovici are also co-producing.
The budget is 960,000 Euros. Anca Damian told FNE that the project applied for a grant from the Romanian National Centre for Cinema (www.cnccinema.abt.ro), whose winners will be announced soon. The producers have 60% of the funding in place, but have a backup plan if they don't receive a state grant in Romania, the director told FNE.
The shooting is planned for May - June, 2011. Shooting will take place in Sweden and Romania. Sergovici (Aurora) is the DOP. Romanian actress Maria Dinulescu (California Dreamin', Endless, and Angling)and the Denmark's Kim Bodnia (Dragonfly, Terribly Happy) are already confirmed.
The Romanian premiere is planned for June 2012.
156, Calea Călăraşi
Illusion Film AB
Tredje Långgatan 13
413 03 Göteborg
Phone: +46. (0)31 - 775 28 50
Fax: +46. (0)31 - 775 28 80
Film i Väst AB
461 23 Trollhättan
Phone: +46 (0) 520- 49 09 00
Fax: + 46 (0) 520- 49 09 01
Silver Bullet Film
Office phone: +22.214.171.124.26
Producer Sergovici Viorel cell: +126.96.36.199.05
Director: Anca Damian
Script: Philip O Ceallaigh and Anca Damian
DOP: Viorel Sergovici
Cast: Maria Dinulescu