Revolver Film Germany, the German outpost of Raymond van der Kaaij's Dutch production outfit Revolver Film, has boarded its first co-production Normal by Julius Sevcik with Czech producer Karla Stojakova's Axman Production.
Speaking exclusively to ScreenDaily.com, Marta Lamperova, van der Kaaij's partner in Revolver Film Germany, described the filmmaker as 'young and bold' and explained that Sevcik's second feature film would be 'a very dark story about a mass murderer set in Germany in the 1930s. He is in prison awaiting his trial and we see the relationship playing out with his lawyer. It is a fictional story which could happen anywhere.'
The $2.27m (Euros 1.5m) co-production with a Czech cast will shoot from early summer on location in Hamburg for 5-10 days and possibly also in the Netherlands, and then studio interiors in the Czech Republic.
This is not the first time that Karla Stojakova has worked with director Sevcik. After co-producing such successful festival films as Lilja Ingolfsdottir's Oblivion and Grimur Hakonarson's Slavek The Shit, she also produced his 2005 feature debut Restart which was structured as a Czech-Finnish co-production.
During the B2B co-production meeting in Belgrade at the weekend, Van der Kaaij added that the company is also co-producing two shorts by Serbian filmmakers: Vuk Rsumovic's Just People, which received an award from the SEE Cinema Network's short fiction film competition and is being produced with his Belgrade-based BaBoon Production; and an as-yet-untitled project by Belgrade Academy of Dramatic Arts graduate Milica Mitrovic.
At the B2B forum, Rsumovic and director Mako Sopic had pitched their first feature film project No One's Child based on the true story of a wild boy found in the mountains of Bosnia in 1988 and given a new identity and life in an orphanage in Belgrade.
Revolver Film Germany was launched last August to develop and produce 'cutting edge cinema' by young and upcoming talents with a strong focus on Eastern Europe and the Balkan region.