F&ME, which is marking its 15th anniversary, is owned and run by EFA Deputy Chairman Mike Downey and Samantha Taylor.
DeDe is the feature debut by Mariam Khatchvani and is a coproduction with Vova Katcharava’s 20 Steps, Igor Nola’s MP Film Production and JaJa Film Productions. The film was developed at the Sundance Lab and supported by the Doha Film Institute and the Georgian National Film Centre.
The script written by Khatchvani and Vladimer Katcharava together with Irakli Solomanashvili follows a young woman, Dina, who lives in the harsh mountain region of Svaneti. Her happiness is brief because her lover dies and she must obey tradition by marrying the first man who offers her his hand.
The film is expected to be completed by May 2016.
20 Steps Productions
Akhmeteli 10a, 0159 Tbilisi, Georgia
Phone: +995 32 2520945
Cell: +995 591 227377
MP Film Production
Nova Cesta 60
Phone: +3851 3822 022
Fax: +385 1 4836 039
Web site : www.mp-films.com
Director: Mariam Khatchvani
Scriptwriter: Mariam Khatchvani , Vladimer Katcharava, Irakli Solomanashvili
DoP: Konstantin Mindia Esadze
Art director: Mamuka Esadze
Costumes: Ketevan Kalandadze
Cast: George Babluani ( 13 ) and Natia Vibliani