Magazine article Screen International

Salon Readies Ivan and the Dogs

Magazine article Screen International

Salon Readies Ivan and the Dogs

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EXCLUSIVE: UK deal in place for Andrew Kotting's film from Salon Pictures.

UK production outfit Salon Pictures has entered pre-production on Andrew Kötting's feature adaptation of Hattie Naylor's stage play Ivan and the Dogs.

Written by Naylor and produced by Nick Taussig and Paul Van Carter of Salon, Soda Pictures has boarded UK distribution of the experimental film, which is based on the true story of Ivan Mishukov, who in 1996 walked out of his Moscow apartment at the age of four and spent two years living on the city streets where he was adopted by a pack of wild dogs.

The shoot is due to get underway in early 2015 and will take in London, Moscow and Chile with casting currently underway.

Funding comes from the BFI - who also gave development support - and SEIS Salon Workshop.

Artist and filmmaker Kotting previously directed 2012 doc Swandown, which played at CPH: Dox, and 2009 drama Ivul, which played at Locarno. …

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