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Completed Films

Amsterdam Express

2013

Amsterdam Express tells the story of a young Albanian emigrant in Amsterdam who is seduced by the allure of the metropolis and falls victim to the threats of ruthless drug and sex slave traffickers.

The Arbiter

2013

On his journey through the English countryside, John is accompanied by his 14-year-old donor child - Ronja, whom he tries to convert to the same radical ideas that he believes in. Murder. Elimination. Cleansing. All justifiable in the mind of a modern day European Psycho.

Unogumbe – Noye’s Fludde

2013

Noye's Fludde (Noah's Flood), is a 1957 opera by Benjamin Britten. The text is based on an edition by Alfred W. Pollard of an early 15th-century mystery play from the Chester Mystery Cycle. The opera was originally written to be performed in a church or a large hall - but at Britten’s request, not in a theatre - it was also intended for a cast primarily of amateurs.

Rolli and the Golden Key

2012

The sequel to Quest for a Heart the fantasy musical "Rolli and the Golden Key" is a story about the power of friendship and the fact that friendship is not an attributed to age. At the same time the story clearly conveys the message that it is never too late to correct one’s mistakes, as long as one has the courage to face them.

The Parade

Parada

2012

The Parade, in a tragicomic way, tells the story about ongoing battle between two worlds in contemporary post-war Serbian society - the traditional, oppressive, homophobic majority and a liberal, modern and open-minded minority.

Imagine

2012

Ian, a charismatic new spatial orientation instructor, arrives at a topnotch Lisbon school for the visually impaired. He is taking up the position of teacher with blind patients. The head teacher hires Ian under condition that the children will not be exposed to any danger as they learn to move around by themselves.

Goltzius and the Pelican Company

2012

In 1600, the Dutch engraver and printer Goltzius relates his adventures of ten years before in the winter of 1590 when he travelled in disguise to Colmar in Alsace on his way to Italy to find money to afford a new printing press to print illustrated books. He proposed to the liberal-minded Margrave of Alsace to make two grand illustrated books, a version of the Old Testament and a version of Ovid’s Metamorphosis.

Lilet Never Happened

2011

The drama script is based on the real life story of a child prostitute in Manila who, having reached the end of her possibilities, attempts suicide as a desperate way out of her terrible life. Her story is very much the story of the more than one million other children working in the global commercial sex trade today.

The Mortician

2011

The Mortician, shot in digital 3D, is dark urban noir set in the nightmare ghetto of a decaying metropolis. A story of one man’s struggle through the darkness and corruption of a dying city. A story of reconciliation and hope.

StreetKids United

2010

StreetKids United is about a team of homeless children, chosen to represent South Africa in the first ever Street Child World Cup, who see football as a way to a better and brighter future.

Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre

2009
RWWM is a splatter movie of the goriest kind. The story is true to its genre, and the humour as black as it gets. Men turn into beasts and kindness is a weakness that can only lead to defeat.

ZigZagKid

2009

Based on the novel by Israeli author David Grossmann, ZIGZAGKID tells the story of a young boy who teams up a crook and the pair end up with the police on their tail.

Donkey

Kenjac

2009

It is 1995. The summer when the war operation Storm will take place. Boro travels to his nome village Drinovci, Herzegovina, with his wife Jasna and son Luka in the hope of seeing his brother who was wounded while leaving Sarajevo.

Congregation of Ghosts

2009

After years in India, working as a missionary, Reverend Densham returns to England to take up the post of vicar in the remote and insular Cornish village of Warleggan on Bodmin Moor.

Turtle: The Incredible Journey

2009
A loggerhead turtle follows the path of her ancestors on one of the most extraordinary journeys in the natural world. From a beach in Florida, she rides the Gulf Stream to the frozen north, swimming around the entire North Atlantic to Africa and then back to the beach where she was born. But her chance of survival is low - just one in a thousand turtles will make it safely home.

Quest for a Heart

Röllin sydän

2007
A young troll, Rolli, and his friends find themselves caught up in a quest to find a magic heart that will save his village and all the world from turning to stone. Worst yet he finds he has to do this with the help of a beautiful Elf, Milli – the surmise of everything a troll can’t stand.

Mirror Maze

2006

Diego leads a pleasant and ordinary life. One night on TV, he sees a man identical to himself get killed in a road accident. From then on he begins to realise that nothing is what he thought: not his parents, not his wife... not even himself.

Astropia

2007

High flying socialite Hildur is brought back to earth with a bump when her boyfriend, Jolli, is sent to jail - she must get a job.


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