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Melchior The Apothecary

Country
Estonia, Germany, Latvia
Genre
History, Mystery
Project Status
In-Production
Synopsis

Melchior Wakenstede is a clever and curious apothecary who, in addition to healing the sick, solves murders that shake the town. In a medieval world, where people look for signs of God or the Devil in everything, Melchior’s detective work appears to be truly magical. Melchior has a knack for noticing traitorous details and understands the darkest desires of the human soul. He knows, better than anyone else, that sin is waiting at the door, and temptation can poison even the most noble of intentions.

Original title
Apteeker Melchior
Completion date
Budget
3000000 €
Financed
2400000 €
Looking for
Sales agent, festivals, post production services, co-producer for post production services
Screenwriter
Olle Mirme
Screenwriter
Elmo Nüganen
Director
Elmo Nüganen
Producer
Kristian Taska
Producer
Esko Rips
Producer
Armin Karu
Producer
Veiko Esken
Producer
Tanel Tatter
Co-producer
Janis Kalejs
Co-producer
Phillip Kreuzer
Production Company
Taska Film
Production Company
Nafta Films
Production Company
Apollo Film Productions
Production Company
Hansafilm
Production Company
Film Angels Productions
Production Company
Maze Pictures
Contact name
Kristian Taska
Contact email
film@taska.ee
Contact web
https://taska.ee/
Screenwriter, Director
Elmo Nüganen

Elmo Nüganen is an Estonian film and theatre director and actor. Since 1992, he’s been working in Tallinn City Theatre. His debut as a film director and screenwriter was Names in Marble in 2002 with Taska Film, which brought approximately 170 000 people to cinemas. Nüganen's filmography include Mindless (2006) and 1944 (2015), both made with Taska Film. The latter became the country’s submission for the Academy Awards in 2015.

Producer
Kristian Taska

Kristian Taska has produced more than 20 feature films, including half of top 10 Estonia’s box office hits. Prior to Taska Film, he was a manager of Estonia’s first private TV channel Kanal 2 and of Estonian State Drama Theatre.

Producer
Esko Rips

Esko Rips is the founder of Nafta Films, Estonia’s biggest younger generation production company. His latest work is a spy-thriller O2 alongside Taska Film.

Producer
Armin Karu

Armin Karu (Hansafilm) is a successful entrepreneur with experience in business and entertainment. He was a co-producer on Estonia's submission for the 92nd Academy Award Truth & Justice (2019).

Producer
Veiko Esken

Tanel Tatter and Veiko Esken (Apollo Film Productions) have wide experience in both film and theatre production. Their latest filmography include Winter and The Old Man Cartoon Movie.

Producer
Tanel Tatter

Tanel Tatter and Veiko Esken (Apollo Film Productions) have wide experience in both film and theatre production. Their latest filmography include Winter and The Old Man Cartoon Movie.

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