Baltic Event Works in Progress

Kalev

Country
Estonia
Genre
Drama, Sports
Project Status
In-Production
Synopsis

It’s the summer of 1990. The Soviet Union is teetering on the verge of collapse and the little Baltic nations struggle to take back their lost independence. The Soviet Union`s basketball championship is set to begin on the backdrop of a deeply divided society.
The Estonian team Kalev faces a momentous decision. With Estonian independence seemingly within reach, a rising tide of public opinion opposes the Estonian national team’s articipation in the USSR’s championship. As professional athletes, the team makes the unpopular choice. Against all odds, Kalev makes it to the finals.

Original title
Kalev
Completion date
Budget
2300000 €
Financed
2100000 €
Looking for
Sales agents, festivals
Screenwriter
Martin Algus
Screenwriter
Ove Musting
Director
Ove Musting
Screenwriter
Mehis Pihla
Producer
Pille Rünk
Producer
Maria Avdjushko
Production Company
Allfilm
Production Company
Ugri Film
Contact name
Pille Rünk
Contact email
pille@allfilm.ee
Contact web
www.allfilm.ee
Screenwriter, Director
Ove Musting

Ove Musting (born 1977) graduated from Tallinn Pedagogical University with BA in Audiovisual Arts. He has created award-winning short features and ads, music videos, TV shows and multicam live broadcasts. He won an EFTA award as the best TV director in 2017 and was a Cannes Lion finalist in 2019. Ove is also a founding member of the band Winny Puhh. Kalev is Ove`s first full-length feature film.

Producer
Pille Rünk

Producer Pille Rünk is a founding member of Allfilm, Tallinn-based production company established in 1995. Over the years Allfilm has produced more than 70 films – both features and documentaries, including 24 international co-productions. The films have been nominated for the Golden Globes, shortlisted for Oscars and distributed in more than 120 countries worldwide. Allfilm’s selected filmography: Tangerines (2013), In the Crosswind (2014), The Fencer (2015), Take it or Leave It (2018), Truth and Justice (2019).

Production Company
Allfilm

Allfilm is an Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated production house operating since 1995. The company’s scope of activity varies from developing and producing quality features, documentaries and TV series to developing transmedia concepts and producing highly finished commercials. The company also provides production services for international films and commercials. Over the years, Allfilm has produced more than 80 films, including international co-productions, and more than 400 commercial films. We have had the honour of working with directors such as Klaus Harö, Zaza Urushadze, Marius Holst, Yoon-Ki Lee, Martti Helde, Tanel Toom, and more. Today, with a permanent staff of twelve, Allfilm is the largest production company in Estonia with partners from all over the world.

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