Filming kicks off on Attila Hartung’s FOMO (Fear of Missing Out)
by Fabien Lemercier
- Young Hungarian filmmaker’s directorial debut is a generational film produced by Filmteam and is due to be sold internationally by the HNFF
Filming commenced today, Tuesday, 26 June, on FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) by Attila Hartung. Known for his seven short films, which include Meatball and Ischler, the young filmmaker – who is just 27 years old and is finishing his master's degree at the SZFE (Budapest University of Theatre and Film Arts) in the same classas Ildikó Enyedi – is about to embark on his directorial debut, a generational film that stars Yorgosz Golecász, László Panna, András Stohl and András Sipőcz.
Written by Attila Hartung and Yvonne Kerégyártó (Free Entry [+see also:
interview: Yvonne Kerékgyártó
film profile]), the screenplay focuses on Gergő, a handsome, athletic teenager, whose life is micromanaged by his father, an influential judge. After graduating from high school, the boy is accepted to an American university, but before leaving for his new life, he goes out to have one last epic night of fun with his friends, Ábris, Bandi and Patrik. The guys make provocative videos to post online, trying to get as many views as possible with competitive challenges. They are pushing their limits. The loud and funny foursome is also very popular with the girls. But at a house party, suddenly everything changes; the boys go too far, Gergő sleeps with a girl, Lilla, for a bet. The videos of the party will provoke public outrage on social media and Lilla disappears. Gergő, tormented by his guilty conscience, dives into the Budapest nightlife with his friends in order to find the girl and resolve the night’s unfortunate events.
Produced by Petra Iványi and István Major for Filmteam, FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) was co-produced by György Kérpáti for Vertigo Media (which will ensure distribution in Hungarian cinemas in spring 2019) and by Norbert Korom for Ister Film. Filming will run until the end of July. It's worth noting that the film is supported by the Hungarian National Film Fund via its "Incubator" programme dedicated to young filmmakers. The HNFF will also be handling international sales.
For the record, Filmteam recently produced Aurora Borealis: Northern Lights [+see also:
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interview: Karoly Ujj Mészáros
film profile] by Károly Ujj Mészáros, and co-produced The Childhood of a Leader [+see also:
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