PRODUCTION: Serbian Director Radivoje Andrić Shoots Sequel to His Blockbuster Dudes

BELGRADE: Radivoje Andrić has started the production of a sequel to his Serbian and regional blockbuster Dudes / Munje, produced by Yodi Movie Craftsman, which had nearly 572,000 admissions in Serbia and Montenegro in 2001. The sequel is titled Dudes Again! / Munje: Opet! and it is supported by Film Center Serbia.


PRODUCTION: Czech/Slovak Film The Body Based on True Story Enters Postproduction

PRAGUE: Natálie Císařovská’s debut feature The Body / Její tělo wrapped shooting on 23 September 2022. The film is a Czech/Slovak coproduction inspired by the real story of diver Andrea Absolonová, who became a world-famous porn actress after losing her Olympic dream and sports career due to a spinal injury.


PRODUCTION: Croatian Doc Explores Family Ties with John Malkovich

ZAGREB: Motivated by a surprising number of Croats who claim to share a family connection with John Malkovich, film director, poet and marketing expert Luka Mavretić decided to make a film about that. His first long documentary Being Related to John Malkovich is currently in production with Anita Juka producing through Croatia’s 4film, and Italy’s Tesla Production and Martichka Bozhilova through Bulgaria’s Agitprop as coproducers.


PRODUCTION: Bogdan Theodor Olteanu Shoots Taxi Drivers Produced by First Romanian Film Investment Fund

BUCHAREST: Bogdan Theodor Olteanu is shooting his third feature film, the comedy Taxi Drivers / Taximetriști, from 19 September to 5 October 2022. The film is an independent 100% Romanian coproduction produced by Bold Film Studio (the first film investment fund in Romania), together with Tangaj Production and Avanpost Media.


PRODUCTION: Macedonian Director Ibër Deari in Postproduction with Debut Feature Everybody Calls Redjo

SKOPJE: Film director Ibër Deari has entered postproduction with his first feature film Everybody Calls Redjo / Site go vikaa tRedjo, which is produced by Sasho Pavlovski through  Manufaktura Production. The film backed by the North Macedonia Film Agency deals with one of the most current topics in the Albanian world today: the flight of young people into exile.


PRODUCTION: American/Serbian Horror Subspecies V: Blood Rise Shoots in Serbia

BELGRADE: Ted Nicolaou's Subspecies V: Blood Rise, a new instalment in the famous horror franchise, is currently shooting in Serbia as an American/Serbian coproduction involving the local company Red Production. The producers intend to apply to Serbia’s cash rebate programme.


PRODUCTION: Second Season of South Wind Films in Croatia

RIJEKA: The crew of the Serbian TV series South Wind / Južni Vetar, created and directed by Miloš Avramović, produced by Serbia’s Archangel Studios and Režim Beograd, and coproduced by Croatia's Telefilm for the Serbian Radiotelevision, has arrived in the Kvarner region of Croatia.


PRODUCTION: Lithuanian Directors Duo Lina Lūžytė and Nerijus Milerius Shoot Debut Feature Jōhatsu

VILNIUS: Film director Lina Lūžytė and philosopher & film director Nerijus Milerius make their debut as a directors duo with feature drama Jōhatsu, which is currently shooting as a Lithuanian/Latvian/French coproduction. Uljana Kim is producing.


PRODUCTION: OXO Debuts Macedonian TV Series House Arrest

SKOPJE: Macedonian production company OXO released the first season of the sitcom House Arrest / Kukjenpritvor directed by Vardan Tozija. The first episode of the spin-off of the popular TV series Prespav, produced by OXO, aired on MRT1 and the VoD platform on 19 September 2022.


PRODUCTION: Milko Lazarov Shoots Bulgarian/German/Luxembourg The Herd

SOFIA: Award-winning Bulgarian director Milko Lazarov is shooting his third feature film The Herd, an allegory on the subject of mass xenophobia. Bulgaria’s Red Carpet, Germany’s 42film and Luxembourg’s Amour Fou are coproducing.


PRODUCTION: Lionsgate Shoots The Strangers Remake Trilogy in Slovakia

BRATISLAVA:  The first part of The Strangers, the new trilogy directed by Renny Harlin and produced by Lionsgate, has started production in Slovakia. Rastislav Kuril´s Frame film SK s.r.o. is servicing the production in Slovakia. The producers registered for the 33% cash rebate at the Slovak Audiovisual Fund in June 2022.


PRODUCTION: Serbian Director Marko Đorđević Shoots Sophomore Feature That’s It for Today

BELGRADE: Serbian director Marko Đorđević teamed up with his collaborators from his successful debut feature My Morning Laughter / Moj jutarnji smeh and he is currently shooting That’s It for Today / Za danas toliko. The filming of this 100% Serbian coproduction is expected to wrap by the end of September 2022.


PRODUCTION: Viera Čákanyová in Postproduction with New Slovak/Czech Documentary

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Viera Čákanyová is finishing postproduction on her documentary essay Notes from Eremocene / Poznámky z Eremocénu. The film is a Slovak/Czech coproduction.


PRODUCTION: Māris Martinsons Shoots Latvian Period Drama In the Land That Sings

RIGA: The historical drama In the Land That Sings / Zeme, kas dzied directed by Māris Martinsons has just wrapped the third stage of shooting in Latvia. The film is a Latvian/Estonian coproduction.


PRODUCTION: Serbian Actress/Director Mirjana Karanović Shoots Sophomore Feature

BELGRADE: The acclaimed Serbian actress Mirjana Karanović started shooting her sophomore feature as a director on 29 August 2022. Mother Mara / Majka Mara is a coproduction between Serbia, Luxembourg, Slovenia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Switzerland.


PRODUCTION: Kristina Grozeva and Peter Valchanov Shoot Bulgarian/Greek Triumph Starring Maria Bakalova

SOFIA: The award-winning Bulgarian directorial duo Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov have started shooting their darkish tragicomedy Triumph, coproduced by Bulgaria’s Abraxas Film and Greece’s Graal Films. Oscar nominee Maria Bakalova was announced as the lead together with Julian Kostov.