Press Release 18 July 2017
Abú Media Film Productions clinches feature film deal by signing co-production agreement with Finland’s Greenlit Productions at the Galway Film Fleadh in Ireland this week.
Greenlit Productions Oy the delegate production company behind the new film ‘Black Sun’ by Finnish director Maria
Ruotsala has signed up with the Irish film & TV Company Abú Media Film Productions and with German partners
Cornelsen Films GmbH.
‘Black Sun’ is an English language co-production between Finland, Ireland and Germany, which will be shot in the West of Ireland, Latvia and Finland during late 2017 and early 2018.
The film will be the first co-production film between the three partners who are actively developing other Film and TV
projects under this new tie-up.
Film Director Maria Ruotsala’s previous work includes critically acclaimed TV series Happy House (Ilonen Talo) and her first feature film, Apeiron (2013).
The cast who are attached are: Chloé Farnworth (UK), Nicolas Fagerberg (SWE) and Johan Hwatz (SWE).
Abú Media are an award winning Television & Film Production Company producing a wide range of media content across all platforms. The Television & Film division produces Feature Film, Drama, Documentary and Light Entertainment for both English and Irish speaking markets. Recently Abú Media have just finished series two of the international award winning drama TV series ‘An Klondike.’
Greenlit Productions founded in 2011 by Producer Essi Haukkamaa. Producer Merja Ritola joined the company as
Managing Director and Producer in March 2017. Besides Helsinki, the company has an office in Sydney, Australia, with the aim of an increasingly international approach to productions. Greenlit Productions has currently four feature films and two feature-length documentaries in development, as well as TV dramas.
One of the fictions has been selected to Nordic Genre Boost, ‘Prayer’, written by Heli Tamminen and directed by Ulrika
Bengts who’s previous film The Disciple was Finland’s choice for Foreign Language Film Oscar (2014).
The aim of Greenlit Productions is to discover talented, creative and original filmmakers and let them be heard.
‘We want to produce high-quality, attention-grabbing content for both Finnish and the international audiences. We are an innovative and uncompromising company that wants to do its part in regenerating cinema.’
Cornelsen Films, set up in 2009 in Berlin, is producing high quality features and new 3D content. Cornelsen Films has
produced Germany’s first real 3D Action Teaser “Killing Bee 3D” and the first German Street Dance Film “Berlin Dance
Battle 3 D” shot in native 3D.
Black Sun will be represented by Berlin based sales company Pluto Films. Pluto Film is known for repping internationally quality films, ”Mellow Mud” (Berlinale, Generation 14plus - Crystal Bear for the Best Film), ”Koza” (Berlinale Forum 2015 - World Premiere (Nomination for the Best First Feature Award))
Black Sun – synopsis
The film’s story themes derive from the harsh social reality immediately after the collapse of the Soviet Union in a former satellite state. During the transition to the market economy a small band of idealists search for a form of Utopia for artists who are trying to avoid the poison of making art just for profit.
The delegate producer of Black Sun is Merja Ritola, co-producers in Ireland Bríd Seoighe and Pierce Boyce, and the lead executive producer is David P. Kelly (whose company has pre-bought the UK & Ireland film distribution rights)
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT
IE / Bríd Seoighe & Pierce Boyce / Producer +353-91-505100: firstname.lastname@example.org www.abumedia.com
UK /David P. Kelly- Executive Producer. E: email@example.com www.DavidPKellyfilms.com
FI / Merja Ritola / Delegate Producer +358 50 593 7714 firstname.lastname@example.org
AUS / Essi Haukkamaa / Producer +61 450 245 498 email@example.com
GER / Christopher Cornelsen / Producer +49 160 845 7781 firstname.lastname@example.org