CALL ME SHAKESPEARE BY VALERI YORDANOV
Produced by Chouchkov Brothers.
Funded by Bulgarian National Film Center, Creative Europe Media
Supported by ScripTeast Programme
Drama: | DCP | 110 min
What happens to a boy of seventeen who has two great talents - theatre and fist-fighting - and has to make his choice as to which of them should prevail in his life and help him save the life of his closest friend? When you are seventeen, you think you know everything; only later you realize that you don’t want to, and you don't have to know all that.
Written and directed by Valeri Yordanov
Producers: Borislav Chouchkov, Viktor Chouchkov
Valery Yordanov is born in 1974, Sofia. Studied asting in Sofia’s National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts. His theatre track record includes more than 50 stage performances. He’s one of the most prominent actors in Bulgaria, played leading parts in award winning Bulgarian films such as Crayfish; Faith, love & Whisky and more than 20 other feature films.
His directoral debut Sneakers, 2011 has won a Special Mentioning at the 33th Moscow FF, also the film has participated in the Competition Program at 46th Karlovy Vary in 2011 and was the official Bulgarian entry for the foreign language category for Oscars 2013.
HOLE IN THE WALL BY VIKTOR CHOUCHKOV
Produced by Pope Productions (Canada) in co-production with Chouchkov Brothers.
Drama: | DCP | 120 min
A refugee from Communist Bulgaria arriving in Newfoundland in 1989 carrying state secrets linking the KGB to the killings of dissidents is pursued by Russian agents.
Scriptwriter: ED Riche
Director: Viktor Chouchkov
Producer: Paul Pope
Co-producers: Borislav Chouchkov
Viktor Chouchkov Jr. got a master’s degree in film directing from the National Academy of Theater and Film Arts school in Sofia. Before that he graduated from the Secondary School of Fine Arts in Sofia. He has directed short films, numerous music videos, documentaries, Tv commercials.
In 2003 together with his brother Borislav, he established the production company CHOUCHKOV BROTHERS with the main goal to produce feature films.
His first feature TILT was awarded for Best debut at the Raindance IFF, James Lyon award for Best editing at Woodstock IFF, Best director at the California Independent FF and another international and national awards. TILT has been in competition and in the official selection of Festivals such as Seattle IFF, Santa Barbara IFF, Palm Springs IFF, Jerusalim IFF, Glasgow FF, Goteborg IFF, Montreal IFF, Transilvania IFF etc. TILT was the Bulgarian Oscar entry.
PARI BY SIAMAK ETEMADI
Heretic Films (Greece) in co-production with Le Bureau (France), Topkapi Films (Netherlands) and Chouchkov Brothers (Bulgaria)
Funded by Greek Film Center, CNC -GFC mini treaty, EPT – Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation, Creative Europe Media, CNC development, Bulgarian National Film Center.
Developed at Torino Film Lab, Les Atelier Premier Plans, CineLink, L’atelier Cinefondation.
Drama: | 2018 | 100 min.
Greece, France Netherlands, Bulgaria
When Babak, an Iranian student in Greece, doesn’t show up to welcome his parents at the Athens international airport, his mother, Pari, is forced to go on a quest that will take her much further than a mother’s search for a missing son.
Written and directed by: Siamak Etemadi
Siamak Etemadi was born in Tehran, Iran. In 1995 he moved to Athens, Greece, where he lives to this day. He studied cinema in the UK, and Greece. He has also followed seminars on acting, editing and photography.
He directed his first short film VIGNETTE in 2001 as a student project and his second short film PARAMITHAS in 2003 for the Greek national TV. Both films took part in Greek and international film festivals.His last short film CAVO D' ORO had its world premier in Locarno International Film Festival - Competition in 2012 and was nominated for the Best Short Film in the Greek Film Academy Awards.
CALL ME SHAKESPEARE
HOLE IN THE WALL
6, Shipka Str., 1504 Sofia, Bulgaria
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