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The Sleeping Beast

Latvia, Estonia
psychological drama
Project Status

Ten-year-old Kristjan’s gang defies all dangers and rules to keep their secret playground in the ruins of an old industrial complex. One day, the complex guard has an accident. When the kids decide that it’s in the group’s best interest to keep the man hostage, Kristjan finds himself in a rough confrontation against his best friends.

Original title
Tagurpidi torn
Completion date
912000 €
912000 €
Looking for
Sales agents, festivals
Jaak Kilmi
Aidi Vallik
Evelin Penttilä
Roberts Vinovskis
Stellar Film, Studio Locomotive
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Jaak Kilmi
Jaak Kilmi

Jaak Kilmi has graduated from the Department of Culture of Tallinn Pedagogical University, majoring in directing. He has (co-)directed and produced a string of award-winning short films; a number of documentary films and feature films. His films have received international recognition and have often been broadcasted abroad. Kilmi has acted as a member of the film commission of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia and the Estonian Film Board.

Production company
Stellar Film

Stellar Film production company based in Tallinn, Estonia established in 2015 by producer Evelin Penttilä. Stellar is producing original content as well as collaborating in international productions – we are experienced co-producers and users of FilmEstonia cash rebate measure. Our short horror film Bad Hair was selected to Sundance 2020 and Finnish-Estonian co-production Maria’s Paradise premiered at the prestigious Toronto Film Festival in September 2019. Among other films that are in development or have finished production, Stellar Film is working on Latvian-Estonian family adventure Christmas in the Jungle (dir. Jaak Kilmi) that will be in cinemas Dec 2020. Stellar Film is part of Estonian Film Cluster and one of the founders of Tallinn Film Wonderland.