TBILISI: Georgian director Nika Tsiklauri is in postproduction with The Other Neighbors, an observational documentary filmed in the capital of Georgia and commissioned by The German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) for non-commercial use.
BRATISLAVA: The Slovak drama Who´s Next? / Kto je ďaľší, written, directed and produced by Miro Drobný, was shot in China, South Korea, Hong Kong, France, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The film was released domestically on 22 August 2019 in 86 cinemas, which is the new Slovak record after Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018), that was released in Slovakia in 82 cinemas.
BELGRADE: Shooting on the feature film and TV series Bad Blood / Nečista krv based on the 1910 novel of famous classic Serbian writer Bora Stanković is scheduled to start in the summer of 2020. Both projects are produced by Serbia’s This and That Productions, which is currently looking for international coproducers, as Bad Blood will be one of the most expensive productions in the region.
WARSAW: Maciej Bochniak is currently shooting Magnesia. The feature film produced by Aurum Film will be a mix of a detective story, comedy and western. The music will be composed by Jan A.P. Kaczmarek, who won an Academy Award for Marc Foster’s Finding Neverland (2004).
PRAGUE: Czech director Slávek Horák has started shooting a biopic Havel about the prominent Czech playwright/dissident/president Václav Havel. The project received one of the biggest production grants from the Czech Film Fund.
BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Mariana Čengel Solčanská starts preproduction on the Slovak/Czech historical drama The Chambermaid / Slúžka. The film is based on Hana Lasicová’s bestseller published in 2013 about lesbian love story set in Vienna at the beginning of the 20th century.
BITOLA: French/Belgian/Macedonian coproduction A Mermaid in Paris / Une sirène à Paris directed by Mathias Malzieu will start shooting in North Macedonia on 30 August 2019. This debut feature is produced by French Overdrive Productions in coproduction with Belgian Entre Chien et Loup and Macedonian Sisters and Brother Mitevski.
SKOPJE: The production company Kino Oko is currently in production with Zoki Poki, a children’s TV series, which takes on the classic children’s book of the same title by Olivera Nikolova, written 56 years ago. The series supported by the North Macedonia Film Agency will air on the Macedonian Radio Television.
BELGRADE: Four of the third season’s episodes of the CBS TV series SEAL Team directed by Christopher Chulack and starring David Boreanaz are currently shooting in Belgrade and its surroundings, two of which actually take place in the Serbian capital. Balkanic Media is servicing.
PRAGUE: Jan Prušinovský, also known for his successful TV comedy series, has just started shooting his new feature film, the Czech/Slovak coproduction Mistakes / Chyby, in the Czech town of Příbram.