PRODUCTION: Hip Hop Drama You Are God Begins Filming

Polish director Leszek Dawid had started shooting You Are God (Jesteś Bogiem), a drama about legendary Polish rapers, on 22 February 2011. The film is based on a true story of Paktofonika, one of the bands that defined Polish rap and hip hop music in the 1990's.


PRODUCTION: 365 New Years in Development

BUCHAREST: Paul Negoescu is developing his first feature, 365 New Years/365 de revelioane (working title), the story of a young man breaking up with his girlfriend on New Years Eve. He starts looking for a former lover during the same night, thinking she might be his real love.


PRODUCTION: Lubaszenko Filming Blow Follow-up

Polish actor/director/producer Olaf Lubaszenko is near the completion of filming A Moment of Carelessness, or A Second Blow (Chwila nieuwagi, czyli drugi sztos), the sequel to his 1997 directing debut Blow. The earlier film was a swift-moving comic crime film of Poland in the 1970's. The sequel picks up in 1981 when martial law was introduced in Poland, changing the daily reality for the Polish people.


PRODUCTION: Therapy Goes to Postproduction

Therapy, a 45-part Czech TV series produced by Czech HBO television ( and Stilking Films production company ( finished its 95 day shoot on Saturday, 19 Febuary 2011 and goes to postproduction. Production began in September 2010. Therapy is the first TV series that HBO Czech Republic is backing as a main producer.


PRODUCTION: Polish Tragedy Straight from the Sky in Production

Polish independent filmmaker Piotr Matwiejczyk is working on Straight from the Sky (Prosto z nieba), a drama based on the events of 10 April 2010, when a Polish plane carrying the President, several government officials and notable members of the academic world crashed near the Russian city Smoleńsk, and the reaction of the Polish people.


PRODUCTION: Sofianites Too Much in Production

Production is underway on the new Bulgarian TV series Sofianites Too Much which is set to air in March 2011. The series, about two neighboring families, is is produced by commercial channel bTV and Dream Team Productions.


PRODUCTION: Nejc Gazvoda`s A Trip in Postproduction

LJUBLJANA: A Trip, the debut feature film of young Slovenian director and screenwriter Nejc Gazvoda is currently in postproduction and expected to be completed in fall 2011. The film was shot in 14 days during the summer of 2010.


PRODUCTION: Blind Watching Begins Filming in May

Polish director Andrzej Jakimowski will begin shooting for his new film Blind Watching in Lisbon in May 2011. Jakimowski made the announcement at the Berlin Film Festival. The cast includes German actress Alexandra Maria Lara and an English actor Edward Hogg.


PRODUCTION: Polish Comics in Film Version of Swing

GDAŃSK: Abelard Giza has begun shooting Swing, a comedy based on a hit Polish theater play, with a talented cast including Polish cabaret and stand-up comedy actors.


PRODUCTION: Flying Lessons in Postproduction

BUCHAREST: Igor Cobileanski (Tache) is currently editing his second feature, Flying Lessons/La limita de jos a cerului, a bittersweet drama about the friendship of two small-time drug dealers in a forgotten town of Moldova.


PRODUCTION: Adalbert's Dream in Postproduction

BUCHAREST: Gabriel Achim is currently in postproduction with his first feature Adalbert's Dream, a black comedy set on 8 May 1986, when Romania was usually celebrating the anniversary of the Communist Party but which was also the day after the football team Steaua Bucureşti won the Champions League.


PRODUCTION: Looking For A Mare's Nest in Postproduction

BUCHAREST: Dan Chişu's third feature, Looking for a Mare's Nest/Şi caii sunt verzi pe pereţi, is currently in post-production and will be finished in March 2011, in time to be submitted to the Cannes film festival, producer Giuliano Doman from Tandem Film Production ( told FNE.



Lithuanian -Finnish co-production Barzakh ( opens the Berlinale Panorama Dokumente on 10 February 2011. The directorial debut of Lithuanian director Mantas Kvedaravicius follows the families of missing Chechens.


PRODUCTION: Emmy Winner Nanau Prepares New Documentary

BUCHAREST: Alexander Nanau, recipient of the International Emmy 2010 for The World According to Ion B, is preparing a new full length documentary, 136, which will be produced by Strada Film (


PRODUCTION: Touch Me Not in development

BUCHAREST: Writer/ director Adina Pintile is developing her first feature film, Touch Me Not, a study of the human longing for contact, with three a woman and two men fighting solitude and searching for intimacy.


PRODUCTION: Seven Acts of Mercy Shooting in Italy

Seven Acts of Mercy/Sette opere di misericordia, an Italian/Romanian co-production between Alessandro Borrelli of La Sarraz Pictures ( and Dan Burlac of Elefant Film, began shooting in Torino on 19 December 2010.