ZAGREB: Ulrich Edel’s historical drama The Master Butcher's Singing Club, which is currently shooting in Croatia, is the first foreign production using incentives for filming in regions of particular national interest. Pakt Media is servicing.
ZAGREB: The zombie comedy The Last Serb in Croatia / Posljednji Srbin u Hrvatskoj has entered the postproduction phase. Predrag Ličina’s debut feature is a Croatian/Serbian coproduction between Kinorama and Art & Popcorn.
SOFIA: Acclaimed Bulgarian director Ivan Nichev is in postproduction with a feature film Could You Kill aka Old Men, an alarming drama about seven impoverished 30-year-old men, getting obsessed with hard physical self-training. Their collective dream is to become contract soldiers and to take part in the NATO's military missions.
BUCHAREST: The third season of the successful TV series Shadows/Umbre will be shot in Romania this autumn and will have its premiere in all the 17 territories of HBO Europe at the same time. The six-episode series is written and will be directed by Bogdan Mirică.
TBILISI: Georgian director Otar Shamatava is in postproduction with Ursus, a Ukrainian/ Georgian/German/ Bulgarian coproduction that he shot in Georgia after a long break.
TBILISI: The acclaimed Georgian director Zaza Urushadze is currently in postproduction with his new feature film Anton, a coproduction between Georgia, the Ukraine and the USA, expected to premiere in a festival in the winter of 2018 or spring of 2019.
WARSAW: Polish box office hit writer/director Ryszard Zatorski wrapped shooting for There Is No Sin in Bad Luck / Pech to nie grzech, an independent romantic comedy starring Barbara Kurdej-Szatan.
RADOM: Polish director Jacek Gwizdała is working on a biopic project The Priest / Klecha, planned as a feature drama and a TVP three-part mini-series, and focusing on Roman Kotlarz, a priest oppressed by the Communist regime.
BELGRADE: A forty-episode TV series Morning Changes Everything is currently in production in Serbia. The first four episodes of this Serbian/Bosnian coproduction were screened within the Sarajevo Film Festival’s Avant Premiere programme last week.
WARSAW: Director/screenwriter Maciej Pieprzyca is in preparation with Ikarus. The story of Mietek Kosz, a biopic about the famous Polish pianist Mietek Kosz (1944-1973), who lost his eyesight when he was 12 and died tragically at the age of 29.