SKOPJE: Macedonian director Vardan Tozija is in postproduction with his second feature film M, a coproduction between North Macedonia, Croatia, Kosovo and Greece. The premiere is planned for the second half of 2020.
M is a coming of age fantasy drama, set up in a dangerous, desolated world of the near future. The narrative threads of the story intertwine 8-year old Marko’s fantasies and the grim reality that surrounds him. Marko lives with his strict, paranoid Father, hidden within vast, dense forests. Wandering through the woods, Marko finds Momo, a lost boy with Down syndrome.
The film is produced by Darko Popov from Focus Pocus in coproduction with Croatia’s 4 Film, Kosovo’s In My Country and Greek 2|35. The total budget of the film is 616,014 EUR.
The project is supported by the North Macedonia Film Agency, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC), the Kosovo Film Center. The film received the IFF Thessaloniki`s Crossroads Co-production Forum award through the Greek postproduction company 2|35.
Written by Vardan Tozija and Darijan Pejovski, M features Matej Sivakov, Sasko Kocev, Aleksandar Nicovski, Kamka Tocinovski, Toni Mihajlovski, Bojana Gregorić Vejzović, Boris Damovski, Blagoj Veselinov, Zaklina Petrovska, Oliver Mitkovski, Miroslav Petković and Jasmina Bilalović.
Principal photography in North Macedonia started on 31 August 2019 and wrapped after 38 shooting days.
Coproducers:4 Film (Croatia)In My Country (Kosovo)2|35 (Greece)
Credits:Director: Vardan TozijaScriptwriters: Vardan Tozija, Darijan PejovskiDOP: Vladimir SamoilovskiCast: Matej Sivakov, Sasko Kocev, Aleksandar Nicovski, Kamka Tocinovski, Toni Mihajlovski, Bojana Gregorić Vejzović, Boris Damovski, Blagoj Veselinov, Zaklina Petrovska, Oliver Mitkovski, Miroslav Petković, Jasmina Bilalović