A PICTURE WITH YUKI BY LACHEZAR AVRAMOV
Chouchkov Brothers in co-production with Wa Entertainment (Japan) and Bulgarian National Television
Funded by Bulgarian National Film Center and Bulgarian National Television, Creative Europe Media
Supported by ScripTeast Programme
Drama: | 2017 | DCP | 120 min
A Bulgarian man and his Japanese wife, who have met and got married while living as immigrants in Canada, are planning to have a baby and travel to Bulgaria in order to begin an in vitro fertilisation procedure. There, they get involved in a tragic incident which claims the life of a child. Nothing can be the same anymore.
Director: Lachezar Avramov
Scriptwriter: Dimitar Stoianovich, Lachezar Avramov
Based on the Novel: A Picture with Yuki by Miroslav Penkov
Cast: Kiki Sugino, Rushen Vidinliev, Serafim Todorov, Vesela Babinova, Mariana Krumova, Rashko Mladenov, Radosveta Vasileva
Producers: Borislav Chouchkov, Viktor Chouchkov, Georgi Abrashev,
Co-Producer: Kousuke Ono
Director of Photography: Torsten Lippstock
Editor: Vesela Marchevska
Sound mixer: Ars Digital
Costume designer: Sergei Yordanov
Set designer: Severina Stoyanova
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Lachezar graduated from the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts, in Sofia, majoring in Film and TV Directing. From 2005 to 2013, he was executive producer of many documentaries, TV Drama series and he directed the TV movie – The Chaser for the Bulgarian National Tv channel. He directed numerous commercials and directed music videos of well-known Bulgarian artists. A Pictutre with Yuki is his feature debut.
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.
18% GRAY BY VIKTOR CHOUCHKOV
Chouchkov Brothers in co-production with Ostlicht Filmproduktion (Germany) / Cinnamon Films (Serbia) / Sektor Film (Macedonia) / Raised by Wolves (Belgium) ,
Service production company: Pins and Needles (UK)
Funded by: Creative Europe Media Development, Bulgarian National Film Center, MDM, Bulgarian National Television, Serbian Film Fund, Macedonian Film Fund, Varna Municipality
Road Movie / 2018 / DCP / 100 min
Bulgaria / Germany / Macedonia / Serbia / Belgium
This is a story of love. And grief. And guilt. And redemption. And, once again, of love. It’s a road movie - and the chaos you meet along the way. The comedy. The tragedy. And what it teaches you. And how it changes you. What you miss. What you resist. What you fear. What you regret...
DIRECTOR: Viktor Chouchkov
SCRIPTWRITERS: Hilary Norrish, Ivan Vladimirov, Zachary Karabashliev,
Cast: Ruscen Vidinliev, Dolya Gavansky, Susanne Wuest, Samuel Finzi, Joke Emmers, Boris Van Severen, Orlando Seale, Ron Cook, Norman Bowman, Madeleine Cannon
PRODUCERS: Borislav Chouchkov, Georgi Abrashev, Katya Trichkova
CO-PRODUCERS: Marcel Lenz, Guido Schwab, Vladimir Anastasov, Angela Nestorovska, Nevena Savic, Peter Bernaers, Veerle Zeelmaekers, Jules Debrock
SERVICE PRODUCER: Gerry Maguire
Line Prodicer: Georgi Abrashev
Director of Photography: Nenad Boroevich
Art director: Judit Varga
Costume designer: Nadine Kremeier
Make-up and hair artist: Jasmina Lilic
Sound: Svetlozar Georgiev
Editor: Vessela Martschewski
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
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.
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