MOSCOW NEVER SLEEPS has been validated by the top acting talent in Russia as well as film marketing and distribution experts from the International Market. The project is being funded by private equity finance, the Irish Film Board and it is the first Russian-majority-funded film to be selected for Eurimages funding. Production on the project started in September 2012 and will continue in April and May 2013. It is shot entirely on location in Moscow with post-production to take place in Ireland. The film is due for completion in December 2013 and will be launched at the Cannes Film Festival 2014. The total budget is $3 million. The film consists of five interweaving stories. The trailer above is cut from footage already shot from one of those stories.
QUOTES FROM EXPERTS WHO HAVE READ THE SCRIPT:“Compelling with a fantastic setting, very appealing to buyers”
— Peter Watson, CEO Hanway Films (SHAME, A DANGEROUS METHOD, THE LAST EMPEROR)
“Potential to make a stand out film. We expect it to have robust sales in all of the significant territories.”
— Nelleke Driessen, Managing Director, Fortissimo Films
“footage looks really good and strong”
— Peter La Terrier, VP Production, Universal Pictures International