Amrion boards Hella W and Poll
by Annika Pham
Riina Sildos (Amrion Film), one of the most active producers in Estonia and head of Baltic Event, has boarded the Finnish film Hella W as well as the German film Poll as minority co-producer.
Directed and produced by Juha Wuolijoki (Christmas Story [+see also:
film profile]), Hella W features the internationally acclaimed Finnish businesswoman, playwright and politician Hella Wuolijoki. Two shooting periods took place in Estonia, last October and December, and footage of the project was introduced to European film professionals at the last Baltic Event. The film is now in post-production and the Finnish release is scheduled for early 2011.
Amrion has also supervised some shooting scenes last summer of the German film Poll by Chris Kraus (Four Minutes [+see also:
film profile]). The historical drama set on the eve of the First World War is produced by Kordes & Kordes Film in Germany with Austria's Dor Film and Amrion. The film will be released in Germany by Piffl Medien.
In Cannes, Sildos will discuss her long-gestating project One More Croissant by Ilmar Raag (The Class [+see also:
film profile]), co-produced with France’s TS Productions. Based on Raag’s mother’s memoirs, the film is now scheduled to start shooting in October-November.
The new adventures of Lotte the dog in Lotte and the Moonstone Secret, by Heiki Emits and Janno Põldma, are currently in production. The animated film is produced by Amrion and Eesti Joonisfilm, in co-production with Latvia’s Rija Films. Sola Media, who successfully licenced rights for Lotte from Gadgetville [+see also:
film profile] in over 40 territories, has started pre-selling Lotte’s new franchise film to a few territories, including the Middle East (Shooting Star) and Norway (Koriander Film).
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