1 | MEDIA Development
2005 I X, Dream Team, Monte Cristo File, The Dreamed One
I SF 1 I EUR 90,000 (whole slate)
A partially biographic film that follows the life of a promoter whose successful career ends quite unexpectedly on a weekend morning just before sunrise. A contemporary story taking place in an urban environment and borrowing elements from street art, graffiti, hip-hop and the entire subculture, which is currently somewhere between underground and mainstream. Strong artistic stylisation is envisaged due to digital technology, which is to be used for making the film.
Budget: EUR 700,000
The story is based on a real case that happened in Germany. An international handball tournament was held with the participation of a Ceylon/Sri Lanka team. However, the entire group of young men suddenly disappeared without playing a single match. Investigation revealed that no such team had been registered in Ceylon, and this was most probably a sophisticated and successful immigration attempt. What would happen if a similar, let‘s say, junior “team“ arrived in this country? Our film is only partially a story of a group of Third World immigrants. It is much more a sarcastic portrait of us, old and young Czechs at the beginning of the 21st century.
Budget: EUR 750,000
Monte Cristo File
The project was inspired by the idea that although the famous novel The Count of Monte Cristo takes place in the excited times of Napoleonic France, it could also very easily happen in Communist Czechoslovakia. There were so many things in common that without major problems, this gave rise to a revenge story of a man who in his youth managed to escape from a Communist jail by one of the extravagant methods Czech runaways sometimes used to cross the border and who returns after the reinstitution of democracy to take his revenge on those who caused his misfortune.
Budget: EUR 730,000
The Dreamed One
All people have their “dreamed ones“ – a lover they have never met, a child they have never had or a friend they have never found. But once our dreams come true, we do not need our “dreamed ones“ any more and they have to leave this world. The story of Budulín is a modern horror in which the main character does not fight to survive but looks for a way of getting born. The film combines the poetics of Japanese horrors and traditional Czech fairy tale motifs.
Budget: EUR 1,500,000
FilmBrigade, a sister company of Bionaut, is a Prague-based production company focusing on high quality mainstream films and TV projects. FilmBrigade was founded by Vratislav Šlajer, Petr Bílek and Štefan Uhrík, whose aim was to build a strong brand on the domestic AV market connected with art projects which are having box-office success. Currently, FilmBrigade is shooting a TV fiction series under the working title Airport, preparing an animated series and developing screenplays for projects supported under the MEDIA programme.
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|Vratislav Šlajer, Producer,
Petr Bílek, Producer,