LJUBLJANA: Slovenian director Marko Naberšnik began filming his fourth feature film Slovenia, Australia and Tomorrow the World, a Slovenian/Macedonian coproduction, on 11 May 2016.
“As the world seems to be obsessed with stories of total success I decided to tell a story about a search for happiness, for the one and only perfect moment in our life,” Naberšnik told FNE a few days before the shooting started.
The film is a drama with elements of comedy and a love story. At the center of the story is an electrician who works in a factory and tries to earn some extra money through network marketing. Choosing this path to provide a higher standard of living for himself and his family also comes with some risk.
The main roles are played by Jure Ivanušič, Minca Lorenci and Aljoša Ternovšek. The cast also includes Milada Kalezić, Vlado Novak, Mojca Simonič and Bojan Emeršič. Miloš Srdić is the DoP. Shooting will take place in Maribor, Ljubljana and Portorož, with production to end in June.
The film is produced by Andrej Štritof and Aleš Pavlin through Perfo Production in coproduction with Macedonia’s KinoOko. The total budget is 980,927 EUR, Pavlin told FNE. The project is supported by the Slovenian Film Center with 430,000 EUR and by Radiotelevizija Slovenija, Studio Viba Film and the Macedonian Film Agency.
Naberšnik finished his studies in film and television direction at the Ljubljana Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television (AGRFT). He gained his first success with Slovenian box office national hit Rooster's Breakfast (2007, Arsmedia) followed by Shanghai Gypsy (2012, Arsmedia) and Woods Are Still Green (2014, Artdeluxe). Naberšnik has been also active in the field of television since 1999, where he has directed series, musical and documentary programmes, talk shows and programmes for children.
The film is expected to be finished in spring 2017. The distribution company for domestic release is not yet known.
Credits:Director: Marko NaberšnikScreenwriter: Marko NaberšnikDirector of Photography: Miloš SrdićEditor: Jan LovšeSound Designer: Sašo KalanProduction Designers: Miha FerkovCostume Designer: Janeta ČohMake-up artists: Goran IgnjatovskiComposer: Igor Vasilev NovogradskaCast: Jure Ivanušič, Minca Lorenci, Aljoša Ternovšek, Milada Kalezić, Vlado Novak, Mojca Simonič, Bojan Emeršič, Simon Šerbinek, Tadej Toš, Primož Ekart, Tjaša Železnik, Iztok Valič, Jernej Kuntner, Vikotrija Bencik, Tina Vrbnjak, Ivica Knez