28-11-2014

FNE at Baltic Event 2014: Cvitkovic in Preproduction with Our Family

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TALLINN: Slovenian producer Ales Pavlin of PERFO Production was at the Baltic Event taking place in Tallinn through 28 November 2014 to pitch Jan Cvitkovic’s fifth film Our Family.

Pavlin told FNE that Cvitkovic is now completing postproduction on his comedy Siska Deluxe, a Slovenian/Czech/Macedonian coproduction from PERFO Production (Andrej Štritof and Aleš Pavlin as producers), Ondrej Zima and Pavel Bercik for Evolution Films, and Macedonia’s Robert Naskov for Kino Oko.

Siska Deluxe, which received 515,000 EUR of its 1,038,380 EUR budget from the Slovenian Film Centre, will be finished in spring 2015. The production is still seeking a world sales agent.

Cvitkovic will go into production with the social drama Our Family in September 2015, with completion scheduled for spring 2016. Pavlin described the film as showing “the absurdity of the social system and how quickly a high educated middle class family can become totally poor if they lose their incomes. Our Family will be a thorough critique of the social conditions that lead to such stories; it will also be a dramatization of a possibility of resisting such circumstances.”

The film is a Slovenian/Serbian coproduction (with PILON Media) with 70 percent of its 754,000 EUR budget secured. The production received 495,000 EUR from the new Slovenian Public TV film fund. Pavlin told FNE he’s looking for a second coproducer and an addition of 200,000 EUR to close the budget.

PERFO Production has had a full slate in 2014, producing two films and another two films as a minority coproducer, including Marko Nabersnik’s recently released Austrian-Slovenian coproduction The Woods are Still Green.

Production information:

PERFO Production
Trg MDB 4
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia
Tel: 386 40 425140
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