09-11-2011

Zero in German – Czech – Hungarian co-production

Zero, the new feature film project by Gyula Nemes (Lost World, the Best Short Documentary in Karlovy Vary 2008 and My One and Onlies in competition in Venice Critics' Week 2006) is going to made in German - Czech - Hungarian coproduction. The project is supported by the Czech Motion Picture Fund (200.000 Euros) and Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (70.000 Euros for development). The producer of the film is Gabor Dettre, the Hungarian director living in Bruxelles, the co-producers are the Czech Jiří Konečný (endorfilm) and the German Eike Goreczka (42film). The script is written by Tamás Beregi (My One and Onlies, The History of Aviation, Egill, Hier), the DOP is Balázs Dobóczi.

The story is a grotesque drama of one of the most pressing environmental problem of our time, the bees' quick disappearing from our planet. The main protagonist is a beekeeper who starts a fearless fight against the consumer society as an anarchist terrorist.

The film has participiated at Europe's several film markets and workshops, like Cinelink, Connection Cottbus and éQuinoxe Germany. The development was supported by the former Hungarian Motion Picture Fund and the Media Program. The location scouting and the casting is being held in these months in Czech Republic and Germany.

The film is produced by the Hungarian Playtime Ltd. and as the Hungarian financial background is secured, will be shot in next summer.