Magazine article Screen International

'Tom of Finland' Producers Join Screen Best Pitch Winner 'Erik Stoneheart' (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

'Tom of Finland' Producers Join Screen Best Pitch Winner 'Erik Stoneheart' (Exclusive)

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Estonian family fantasy has also found a Ukrainian partner.

Erik Stoneheart team

Co-producers from Finland and Ukraine have come on board Estonian director Ilmar Raag’s fifth feature film Erik Stoneheart which received the Screen International Best Pitch Award at the 2015 edition of the Baltic Event of the Tallinn Film Festival.

Speaking to Screen at last week’s Baltic Event, the project’s lead producer Riina Sildos of Tallinn-based Amrion revealed that Helsinki-filmi - producers of Finland’s Oscar entry Tom Of Finland - will serve as the Finnish partner and Vitaly Sheremetiev’s Kyiv-based Esse Production House has joined from Ukraine.

The family fantasy film will mark something of a reunion for Raag and Sildos with Helsinki-filmi since producer Aleksi Bardy had already worked with them as a co-producer on the Estonian director’s 2014 film I Won’t Come Back and on René Vilbre’s 2008 drama I Was Here, based on a screenplay by Raag. …

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