Project: One More Croissant
Scr: Ilmar Raag
Estimated budget: $2.2m (Eu1.6m)
Funds in place: $131,000 (Eu96,000)
Produced by Estonia's Amiron Productions, Ilmar Raag's second project, One More Croissant, is about a woman called Anne who puts her elderly mother in a nursing home and moves to Paris.
Ironically, she takes a job looking after a prickly older woman called Frida, with whom she has many difficulties and decides to leave Paris. However, she then falls in love with a cafe-owner and realises she can only stay in Paris as long as Frida is alive.
Raag says the central relationship in the film is that of Anne and Frida. 'They are going to change and learn from each other,' he explains.
Until this year, the film-maker has been pursuing his passion for scriptwriting while holding down a day job in Estonian Television as the chief of acquisitions and CEO for Estonian National Television.
He has interned in the development departments of Los Angeles' Phoenix Pictures and New Regency and is presently Estonia's representative for Eurimages, a member of the Audiovisual Council of Cultural Endowment in Estonia and sits on the board of directors for the Estonian Film Foundation.
This year, Raag has completed his first feature, The Class, about the impact of high-school bullying. The film won a special mention for the East of West award at the Karlovy Vary film festival and the festival's Europa Cinemas Label Award.