FIRST EVER SLOVENE- SCOTTISH FEATURE FILM! Festival favourite:L’Age d’Or International Arthouse Film Festival: 9 AWARDS-Best ProducerBest EditorBest Sound DesignNarrative Feature- Outstanding Achievement AwardDebut Filmmaker- Outstanding Achievement AwardDirector- Critics Choice AwardsActor- Critics Choice AwardsActress- Outstanding Achievement AwardFilm Score/ Soundtrack- Outstanding Achievement Award (Kolkata, India, April 2019); Independent Talents International Film Festival: Finalist for best feature film (Bloomington, USA, January 2019);Los Angeles CineFest: Semi-Finalist for best feature film, best song and best trailer (Los Angeles, USA, January 2019);Independent Film Awards, London: Nomination for Best British Film (London, United Kingdom, April 2019);Top Indie Film Awards: Nominations for best film, best editing and best music (online, January 2019);London International Motion Picture Awards: Official Selection (London, United Kingdom, May 2019); San Antonio Independent Film Festival: Official Selection (San Antonio de Ibarra, Ecuador, March 2019);Dumbo Film Festival: Official Selection (New York City, USA, March 2019);Crown Wood International Film Festival: Official Selection (Kolkata, India, March 2019); Festival Svobodne Video Produkcije: Official Selection (Kamnik, Slovenia, January 2019);Festival Neodvisnega Filma: Official Selection (Ljubljana, Slovenia, November 2018). Logline: Mike, a young Scottish writer is sent to Slovenia where he must face his comic writer's block, but not without a bloody price.
Synopsis: Publisher sends young Scottish writer, Mike to Slovenia, where he must finish his second book and it has to be a bestseller! The change of environment does not help and Mike decides to follow YouTube video »How to Be a Writer«. He goes out of his apartment and starts exploring the city. Mike crosses paths with Anja, a beautiful young local girl. They start discovering imaginary and real worlds. Unfortunately, their encounter is not lasting and their story gets covered in blood. Produced by IRE Studios & Art Party. Co-produced by Iron Road Collective & KKreative.
Back story of the film process: Director Irenej Vid Bošnjak and actor Paul Hernes Barnes met while filming Irenej’s student film at his MA course in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Collaboration was very fruitful and they decided to work together again in the future. Producers decided not to wait for »green light« from studios and funding organisations and funded the film themselves and with a help of crowdfunding campaign. Because of that, majority of crew members were students. The whole filming process lasted for 12 days, without breaks, which was very intense. Filming mainly happened in the capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana and a bit in Kranj and Celje. The crew got sponsorship help from a few restaurants and companies. Almost 8.000 EUR was spent and the whole budget with sponsorship help and festival fees is around 14.000 EUR. After filming, the longest process started, postproduction. The crew edited, sound designed, composed and colour graded the film.
Producer, director and writer: Irenej Vid Bošnjak DoP, editor (avdio & video) and composer: Irenej Vid Bošnjak Production Designers: Gašper Okršlar, Lara Štefančič Costume Designer: Uroš Topić Other crew members:Stanka Kajba, Kiana Kalantar-Hormozi (Associate Producers), Suzana Kokalj (Unit Production Manager, Transportation Coordinator, Online PR), Urh Pirc (1st AC, Gaffer, Grip), Jernej Rozenberger (Second Unit Camera, Making of, Boom operator), Jasna Pintarič (Script Supervisor), Aljaž Peternel (Sound Mixer, Boom operator), Sara Grižon (Assistant Costume Designer), Petra Sušnik (Additional Makeup Artist- Theatre), Blaž Godina (Stills Photographer & Making of videographer), Domen Valjavec (Production Assistant, Additional Making of video), Ana Santos (Production Assistant), Črtomir Potočnik, Matija Drobnjak (Musicians), Jasmin Alibegić (Music Mix), Maks Pust (Foley), Vid Šimenc (Visual Effects/Animation)
Cast: Paul Hernes Barnes, Urška Klajn Primož Držanič, Jaka Šuštar Domen Valjavec, Anka Eržen, Savin Svit Bošnjak, Urh Pirc, Črtomir Potočnik, Matija Drobnjak, Jerneja Primožič, Aljaž Peternel, Sara Grižon, Ines Nabernik.
Genre: dark comedy, romance, thriller Runtime: 76 min Language: English, Slovene