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BOOM!

Country
Latvia, Estonia
Genre
comedy, Youth/Teen
Project Status
In-Production
Synopsis

While showing off on a skateboard, a bit clumsy video game lover Hugo (12) breaks his nose but gains magic superpowers. Now he is able to navigate objects (swapping, levitating, moving forward and backward etc.) with the power of his mind. This makes him the coolest guy of the school and the potential winner of the upcoming “Talent Show”. Yet sudden fame damages relationship with his best friend Tom (13), and soon he has to choose between popularity and real friendship.

Directors note

Directors:
Andra Dorss has over 15 years of experience in the film and TV industry. She studied cinematography at the Latvian Academy of Culture. Upon graduation, Dorss directed fiction shorts and prime-time TV shows. Most of her work has been in the Baltic documentary scene, where she has been working with the best Latvian documentary directors on award-winning films. With documentary experience and great interest in youth she directed a documentary about teenage girls. It was nominated for the Best Debut at the Latvian National Film Festival The Big Christopher. Recently, she has focused on creating audiovisual content for children.

Marta Selecka (1979) has proven herself as a successful director and producer of children's TV content in Latvia. Previously, she has worked on TV and created documentary stories in the cultural genre. Marta has graduated from the doctoral programme in communication science at the University of Latvia and has been actively creating the most popular children's TV series for the last four years.

Production company and producers:
Ugis Riekstins has years of experience in the film industry at various departments. Owner of two successful companies: Arkogints Camera Rental and Art Department for more than 10 years. Recently, he has acted as co-producer for films like Kriminālās ekselences Fonds, The Shift, and Rave. Boom! is his debut as a producer.

Elīna Jozauska has been active in the film industry for more than 15 years. She started her journey as PA on BBC’s Archangel (2005) and has held positions in various departments of both commercials and film productions. Her latest work as a producer is the internationally awarded feature The Pit (2020) by Dace Puce.

Original title
BUM!
Budget
650000 €
Financed
20000 €
Looking for
co-producers, distributors, post-production services
Episode duration
90
Director
Marta Selecka, Andra Dorss
Screenwriter
Lote Eglite
Producer
Ugis Riekstins, Elina Zazerska
Cinematographer
Valdis Celmiņš
Production
Picture House
Contact name
Ugis Riekstins
Contact email
ugis@picturehouse.lv
Contact address
Mūkusalas iela 33 - 5, Rīga, LV-1004, Latvia