Estonian Documentary About Soviet Advert Industry

Kiur Aarma

Kiur Aarma

Estonian production company Traumfabrik will shoot a documentary The Gold Spinners about Soviet advertising industry.

Producer/director Kiur Aarma (Disco and Atomic War) announced this project at the East European Forum. The documentary is based on interviews and impressive video-archive footage.

The €205,000-budget will be co-financed by Finnish co-producers (€20,000), TV presales from Latvia and Iceland and probably by Finnish broadcaster YLE. Part of the budget is provided by the Estonian Film Foundation (€38,000), MEDIA (€30,000 for development and €29,000 for distribution), as well as Estonian public TV, Ministry of Culture, and Cultural Endowment.

Hardi Volmer

Hardi Volmer

Aarma and his co-director Hardi Volmer plan to release the film by May 2011 and screen it during Cannes film market.

Posted in Russian/ex-USSR Co-Productions | 1 Comment

One Response to Estonian Documentary About Soviet Advert Industry

  1. Patrick Flenniken says:

    I am looking for a Russian producer to take a look at a project titled “LENIN”. It is a biopic about the forme bolshevik revolutionary leader. The screenplay has won several awards in the United States. I am looking to start a conversation with some filmmakers and producers who have ties in Russia. You can contact me by email or by my U.S. number 210-778-7097.

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