BRATISLAVA: Slovak writer/director Martin Repka is completing the third draft of the Slovak/Czech film The Tatooist with cowriter Agda Bavi Pain as the film prepares to move into the financing phase in 2015.
Repka, who pitched the project at Baltic Bridge East by West at the Baltic Event, said the project was also selected for the Jerusalem Film Lab and ScripTeast. The film was also pitched at PITCH & FEEDBACK in Karlovy Vary 2014.
The title character is a tattoo artist recently released from several years in prison who reconnects with his estranged son, but ends up embroiling him in a revenge plot.
The dramatic film will have a budget of 1m EUR. It received 15,000 EUR in development funding. The film is produced by Zuzana Mistrikova for PubRes and coproduced by the Czech company Bionaut. The project was in Tallinn seeking a third coproduction partner.