PRODUCTION: HBO Europe Series RUXX Starts Shooting in Romania

BUCHAREST: The eight-episode TV series RUXX, directed by Iulia Rugină and Octav Gheorghe, and produced by HBO Europe, has started shooting in Romania. Cristian Mungiu and Tudor Reu are providing production services through Mobra Films.


PRODUCTION Hungary and Serbia Team Up on Frust

BUDAPEST: Hungarian indie production company Joyrider and Serbian production house Firefly are coproducing Frust, an offbeat comedy/drama series.


PRODUCTION: Theodore Ushev Shoots Dystopian Saga in Bulgaria

SOFIA: The Bulgarian-born Canadian animator Theodore Ushev started the shooting of his first feature film, a dark dystopia based on Vladislav Todorovs novel The Spinning Top. The actual film title φ1.618 refers to the Golden Ratio.


PRODUCTION: Hungarian Director Kata Dobó Shoots Family Musical Stop My Stepmom!

BUDAPEST: Hungarian director Kata Dobó is currently in production with Stop My Stepmom! / El a kezekkel a papámtól!, the first grandiose family musical film in Hungary for decades. The producer is Megafilm and the release is set for 2 December 2021.


PRODUCTION: Romantic Melodrama Once Upon a Time in Serbia Starts Shooting

BELGRADE: The production of the Serbian romantic melodrama Once Upon a Time in Serbia / Bilo jednom u Srbiji started in the Serbian town of Leskovac on 3 September 2020. The film, supported by Film Center Serbia, is the sophomore feature of Petar Ristovski, who helmed the 2018 cinema hit King Petar / Kralj Petar Prvi.


PRODUCTION: Lithuanian Family Moves Into Postproduction

VILNIUS: Austėja Urbaitė has completed shooting on her debut feature film Family / Šeima, which is produced by the Lithuanian production company Fralita Films, under producer  Živilė Gallego.


PRODUCTION: Bulgarian Director Dimitar Petkov In Postproduction With The Short Straw

SOFIA: Dimitar Petkov is completing the post-production of his third feature film The Short Straw, a period drama set 40 years ago, putting the head of a provincial police office and his subordinate officers in a fierce struggle against each other.


PRODUCTION: Icelandic/Polish Coproduction Wolka Shooting in Poland

KALISZ: The shooting is underway for Wolka, a new crime drama from Árni Ólafur Ásgeirsson, coproduced by Iceland and Poland. The crew moved from Westman Islands to Kalisz, Poland, on 5 September 2020.


PRODUCTION: Hungarian Quarantine Zone Film Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

BUDAPEST: The first episode of the five-episode film The Quarantine Zone directed by Dániel Indi Zsótér began filming on 7 September 2020. The low-budget film, which is independently produced by the creative team, has also launched a fund-raising campaign to collect 1,665 EUR by 28 September.


PRODUCTION: Juraj Lehotský Starts Production on Applause

BRATISLAVA: Juraj Lehotský is starting production of his third feature drama Applause / Potlesk.