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Goodbye Soviet Union completed the summer shoot.

On September 6th the crew completed the summer shoot in locations of Kohtla-Järve, Tallinn and around the city. The symbolic is that the crew spent the last shooting day in famous Tallinn Seewald - the historical madhouse.

Happily nobody didn’t turn mad after very demanding shooting period, instead we all celebrated the end of the important period in local „Derevjashka“ tavern’s funny interior of the 90-ties merrily until 3 o’clock in the morning.

„Goodbye Soviet Union” in production.

On 4th of July Exitfilm OÜ and AB Bufo OY started the shoot of the "Goodbye Soviet Union” in Stalinistic surroundings of the Sillamäe - a previous military town, where uranium was mined. 

The crew was well prepared and succeeded nicely despite of the not very friendly weather. Actors were in good mood and enjoyed the majestic exteriors. Around 100 enthusiastic local extras helped to create a real 1980/90-ies atmosphere.

The production is planned as follows - the shoot and the shooting crew from Estonia, shooting equipment and postproduction from Finland.

Lauri Randla’s first feature film „Goodbye Soviet Union“ in preproduction

Exitfilm has signed the Agreement with Finnish company OY BUFO AB to co-produce and distribute the production. Companies have been successful applying the production support from local financiers Estonian Film Institute and Finnish Film Foundation. Also Public broadcasters ERR and YLE are participating in the project.

The casting involves well-known Estonian and Finnish actors – Ülle Kaljuste, Tõnu Oja, Nika Savolainen, Pääru Oja, Jekaterina Novosjolova. The main children characters are Finnish schoolboy Niklas Kousmitchev and Estonian schoolgirl Elina Baratashvili.

Nicola Piovesan short film „Attack of the Cyber Octopuses“ continues travelling in the festivals

„Attack of the Cyber Octopuseses“ won the „Best Set Design Award“ in Miami Sience Fiction IF and was nominated as „Best Fantasy“ in Kaohsiung FF Taiwan.

Meantime it has been selectected for Visioni Italiane, Montevideo Fantastico Uruguai, Grindhouse Planet FF UK, Neon Dystopia FF US, Image Castebany France, Black Nights FF Estonia, Madeira Fantastic FilmFest, Calacticat FF Spain, Skepto FF Italy, etc.

Young director/writer Urmas Reisberg won the Baltic Pitching Forum in Vilnius

Young director/writer Urmas Reisberg won the Baltic Pitching Forum in Vilnius in October with his short futuristic thriller project “Dark Side Of The Earth” of the two pilots fathal trip to the “Dark East” – the territory, which has become unliveable because of the climat catastrophe – thousands of kilometres of abandoned cities, roads, bridges...

“Dark Side Of The Earth” was selected to be presented at the EURO CONNECTION, a part of the Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival, to help finding European co-production partners.

Nicola Piovesan’s retro-futuristic punk short film “Attack Of The Cyber Octopuses” started it’s International festival round

Nicola Piovesan’s retro-futuristic punk short film “Attack Of The Cyber Octopuses” started it’s International festival round being nominated for the Main Prize in competition in Kaohsiung Film Festival Taiwan in November 2017. Nicola himself visited the festival and had several screenings and Q&A with audience.

The neopunk short film “Attack of Cyber Octopuses” premiered in Tallinn

On July 21-st, multitalent Nicola Piovesan premiered his neopunk short film “Attack of Cyber Octopuses” in Tallinn arthouse theatre “Sõprus”. Nicola introduced the project, his experience in using Kickstarter and thanked his multinational crew.

The 30 min. behind the scenes documentary was also shown to the audience.

The film is shot in Tallinn and Tokyo and will be distributed widely to the Kickstarter backers, short and sci-fi film festivals, VOD platform and sci-fi/fantasy orientated satellite and TV channels.

Postproduction of the Nicola Piovesan’s “Attack of the Cyber Octobuses” was awarded by Estonian Cultural Endowment with 8000 €

This retro-futuristic cyberpunk short film takes place in Neo-Berlin, 2079 - a dark and rain-soaked city held by mega corporations where the only way for people to enjoy life is by connecting into cyberspace and taking the “Binary Trip” a cyber drug that fries your neurons but promises a feeling better than a hundred orgasms at once…

Nicola Piovesan is young internationally awarded film-maker living and working in Estonia.

Estonian Film Institute supported the development of the Lauri Randla’s first feature „So Long Soviet Union” with 30 000 €

This is a humorous coming of age story about Johannes, whose destiny is to be always separated from his loved ones by an “iron curtain”. It is a story about being different, having hair when everyone else is bald and being bald when everyone else has hair… escaping with a toy car from a place that officially does not exist, brawling at school, 10–year old Johannes finally finds acceptance through love.  

The film will be shot in 2018 in co-production with Finnish company Bufo AB. 

Late 2016 Mumbai Shorts awarded “Mausoleum” with “Honorable Jury Mention”

Late 2016 Mumbai Shorts awarded “Mausoleum” with “Honorable Jury Mention”

WorldFest-Houston pre-awarded “Mausoleum” with Remi Award for Short Films.

Film continues competing at the festival in the Major Category Winners.

“You have now joined the ranks of Spielberg, Coppola, Lucas, the Cohen Brothers, David Lynch...and others as WorldFest-Houston Remi Award Winners, so this is an exceptional accomplishment”

Kelly Mann - Entry director

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