Arte France Cinéma to back Albert Serra’s Out Of This World that will be shot in Latvia.

The 4th selection committee of 2023 organised by Arte France Cinéma (steered by Olivier Père) has pledged to commit to co-producing and pre-purchasing four projects. Standing tall amongst these is Out Of This World, which will be the 9th feature film by Spanish director Albert Serra. The production brings together French firms Idéale Audience Group and Films du Losange with Latvia’s Forma Pro, Germany’s Pandora, Spain’s Andergraun Films and Portugal’s Rosa Filmes, and will be shot in Latvia.

https://cineuropa.org/en/newsdetail/454315/

PRODUCTION: Latvian and Serbian Companies Attached to Kirill Serebrennikov’s New Project Disappearance

Latvia’s Forma Pro Films and Serbia’s Red Production are on board as producer and coproducer, respectively, of the new film by Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov, Disappearance / DSPR (working title). German actor August Diehl stars as Josef Mengele during his years on the run from Paraguay to the jungles of Brazil. The shooting took place from June to August 2023 in Latvia and Uruguay, while the postproduction plates will be shot in Poland (Auschwitz), Argentina, Brazil and Serbia. Most of the postproduction is being done in Serbia. Serebrennikov penned the script along with Olivier Guez, who won the Prix Renaudot in 2017 for the book The Disappearance of Josef Mengele, on which the film is based. The cast includes Max Bretschneider, David Ruland, Dana Herfurth and Burghart Klaussner. The film is produced by France’s CG Cinema, Monaco’s Hype Studios, Germany’s Lupa Film, Lorem Ipsum (USA), France’s Arte France Cinéma and Scala Films, and Latvia’s Forma Pro Films. Serbia’s Red Production, Uruguay’s Cimarron and Mexico’s Piano are coproducing. No budget details have been disclosed so far.

https://www.filmneweurope.com/news/serbia-news/item/125261-production-latvian-and-serbian-companies-attached-to-kirill-serebrennikov-s-new-project-disappearance

Survive (2020): Here Are the All Filming Locations

The survivors in the series crash land in a mountain range somewhere in Montana; filming of the mountainous terrain was carried out in Italy, and studio shooting was done in Latvia. The movie was shot at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, and thus most countries were under lockdown. The eastern European country of Latvia hadn’t been hit hard by the pandemic and had much lighter restrictions, allowing for unrestricted filming. Principal photography began in August 2019 and was wrapped up by April 17, 2020. Allow us to take you through the specific locations used for lensing scenes of the adventure thriller. Riga, Latvia The capital city of Riga houses the movie studio of Latvia-based Forma Pro Films, which was used by the film crew to create setpieces for interior scenes using their soundstages. Forma Pro Films is a leading Baltic Region movie production company that collaborated with EMH Globale to produce the series. Their studio is located on Trokšņu iela 10, Centra rajons (Central Region). The film’s indoor shots for filmed at the studio, including its beginning scenes of the Life House, and ending sequence in the hospital. The avalanche sequence was the most important part of shooting in the studio, requiring greenscreen work, false walls, and stunt work. A stunt double was flung through the air to simulate the impact of the raging snow.

https://thecinemaholic.com/survive-where-filmed/

First Look At Maxine Peake As Russian Journalist Anna Politkovskaya

Here’s your first look at BAFTA-nominee Maxine Peake (The Village) as the late, fearless Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya in feature Anna. As we revealed last week, production is underway in Riga, Latvia, on the biopic of the journalist, human rights activist and Putin scourge.

Full article – https://deadline.com/2022/12/maxine-peake-russian-journalist-putin-anna-politkovskaya-first-look-image-1235185864/

Maxine Peake To Play Fearless Russian Journalist & Putin Scourge Anna Politkovskaya In Timely Cannes Package ‘Mother Russia’; Ciaran Hinds Co-Stars With Jason Isaacs

Forma Pro Films began pre-production for a new film about Anna Politkovskaya. “DEADLINE” article:
Maxine Peake To Play Fearless Russian Journalist & Putin Scourge Anna Politkovskaya In Timely Cannes Package ‘Mother Russia’; Ciaran Hinds Co-Stars With Jason Isaacs

“Dialogue in the silence and in the Dark” collects international film festivals awards across the world.

Short movie produced and shot by FORMA PRO FILMS becomes a hit of many international film festivals across the world. The film talks about how people with vision or hearing disability “see” and “hear” the world around them. It is a story of their dreams and achievements. With the help of LED technology the film allows the audience to look inside and gain more understanding of the world of the people with disability.

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Variety.com – Forma Pro Films Set to Launch One of Europe’s Largest LED Unit Studios in Latvia (EXCLUSIVE)

Forma Pro Films is launching one of Europe’s largest LED Unit studios in Latvia this summer, Variety has learned. The virtual production facility will utilize the latest state-of-the-art technology in real-time rendering, live camera tracking hardware, and LED screens to enable what the company describes as “a completely new way” of producing films, TV shows and commercials. Three films and seven commercials are already lined up for production.

The 16,000-square-foot site, set to open in the Latvian capital of Riga this August, will offer a combination of game engine technology and a photorealistic 3D environment to allow for the creation of spatial imagery that the company says goes beyond what is currently possible in film production. The studio’s background can dynamically update to match camera perspectives in real time, and huge LED panels will generate the ideal lighting to replicate natural settings and reflections, allowing for a real-world feel mapped onto a wide range of LED screens.

More on the article – https://variety.com/2021/artisans/news/forma-pro-films-led-unit-studio-latvia-1235014770/

Variety.com: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Luke Kleintank to Star in Thriller ‘The Good Neighbor’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Luke Kleintank will star in “The Good Neighbor,” a remake of German thriller “Unter Nachbarn.”

The movie will center on new neighbors David and Robert, who find themselves bonded by a hit-and-run accident. According to the official logline: “When the dead girl’s sister shows up to investigate, David, overcome with guilt, wonders if he can find redemption while Robert is determined to bury the past and keep his new friend for himself, no matter the cost.”

The film will be directed by Stephan Rick (“The Dark Side of the Moon”), from a script by Rick and Ross Partridge (“Room 104”). Rick also directed the original movie.

Dean Altit (“Misfits”) and Yulia Zayceva (“WarHunt”) are producing. Kia Jam and Igor Pronin are executive producing with casting by Ricki Maslar. CAA Media Finance is handling domestic sales, while Highland Film Group will oversee international sales.
Rhys Meyers won a Golden Globe for his performance in CBS’ limited series “Elvis,” and starred as a youthful and randy King Henry VIII in Showtime’s “The Tudors.” He also starred in NBC’s “Dracula” and History Channel’s “Vikings,” as well as “Mission: Impossible III,” “Match Point” and “Velvet Goldmine.”

Kleintank recently starred in the World War II epic “Midway,” “The Goldfinch” and “Max.” He also starred in Amazon Prime’s “The Man in the High Castle.” He previously had recurring roles on Fox’s “Bones,” ABC Family’s “Pretty Little Liars” and CBS’ “Person of Interest.”

Rick recently directed his English-language debut with “The Super,” which starred Val Kilmer.

Rhys Meyers is represented by Artist International Group, Kleintank is represented by Robert Stein Management and Innovative, and Rick is repped by Above the Line and Gotham Group.”

by Variety.com