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  • Aurora Borealis

    VIII edition

    Aurora Borealis

    Title Aurora Borealis
    Original title

    Aurora Borealis: Eszaki feny

    Year of production 2017
    Country Hungary
    Scriptwriter Márta Mészáros, Jancsó Zoltán, Pataki Éva
    Director Márta Mészáros
    ScripTeast Edition VIII
    Creative Advisors Antonio Saura, Eran Korilin
    Head of Studies Tom Abrams
    Krzysztof Kieślowski ScripTeast Award / Special Mention
    Producers/co-producers/ funding / FilmTeam, Nordic Productions (Lithuania, Latvia),
    Sales agent
    Distributor Vertigo Média Kft.
    Trailer https://vimeo.com/233987393
    Festivals/ awards/ cinema results Chicago, Haifa, Beograd, Cretéil e,t.c. , Award of the audience (Chicago)
    Synopsis Olga is a successful, workaholic lawyer from Vienna. She discovers a dark family secret that makes her question her whole life. She begins to search for answers, but her mother, Maria has done everything she could to avoid the truth being revealed. While Olga is travelling through her Family’s past, she has to face her own life as well.
    Full Credits http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5027162/fullcredits/?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm
    Link to the project – archive http://scripteast.pl/born-in-secrecy/


    Born on 25th February 1957 in Bucharest. Graduated in 1975 from the Madách Imre High School in Budapest.

    Between 1975-1977 he was working as an unqualified programmer at the Számítástechnikai & Ügyvitelszervezési Vállalatnál (SZÜV).

    On the summer of 1980 he left Hungary with his ambition of becoming a photographer and 80 coloured slides. In 1981 he applied and received a political asylum in France.

    Between 1982-1985 Zoltan attended the Ecole Nationale de la Photographiein in Arles.

    Between 1987-1990 he was painting, writing, doing experimental filmmaking and photography in Hamburg. While, working as a chef in the Rexrodt, a so-called „nouvelle cuisine” restaurant.

    In 1990 Zoltan moved back to Hungary with his family.

    Between 1990-1998 he was working as a camera-man, a director, screenwriter, actor, producer on numerous documentaries and major motion pictures.

    Between 1998-2001 he worked for the RTL Klub as a Promotional Director.

    Between 2001-2003 he worked for TV2 as a Promotional and Artistic Director.

    Between 2003-2009 he worked for MTV as Artistic Director.

    Between 2009-2010 he worked for the Ozone Network and Life Network channels as an Artistic Director.

    Since March 2012 Zoltan produce trailers as a freelancer.

    He is writing mainly poems and novels since he was 16, however he started to write on a daily basis in the last 3 years. At the moment he is working on his first fictional novel.


    Udayan Prasad

    “ScripTeast is the programme all the advisors wish they could have attended at the start of their careers. It would have saved all that stumbling around in the dark looking for the key that stimulates the imagination so much more effectively.”

    BAFTA nominated, director of “My Son the Fanatic”, “The Yellow Hankerchief” and ”Opa!”, 5th edition ScripTeast creative advisor, UK

    Tom Abrams

    “ScripTeast’s top-notch team of professional advisors, each year’s talented group of participants, and venues in Poland, Germany and France continue to make it the very best development workshop in the world today.”

    ScripTeast Head of Studies, Associate Professor – Screenwriting and Production at School of Cinematic Arts, USC, screenwriter and director, author of the script for the Oscar-nominated film “Shoeshine”, USA

    Scott Alexander

    “ScripTeast is a fascinating mix of cultures, political ideas, and voices. I learned a lot, and I think the participants learned a lot more. If only they served vodka!”

    Golden Globe awarded author of “The People vs. Larry Flynt” and “Ed Wood” with two Oscars, 5th edition ScripTeast creative advisor, USA