Asen (40) lives between his work in a poultry slaughterhouse and his workshop where he is making kites, providing for his 13-year-old son Koko. They are very close to each other and those kites are the only colourful element in the gray, mundane lives. Asen is a loner, doesn’t fit the modern understanding of what is success.
The town they are living in is preparing for building an expensive hotel. The residents are fixated on the false idea this project will pull them out of their misery.
During an absurd case about a stolen bike of Koko’s, Asen realizes institutions have been making a fool out of him in front of his son. In an attempt to bring back his dignity, Asen refuses to sell his land for the hotel project and becomes a persona non grata for the town. His land is crucial and the investor threatens to pull out of the project. The town residents turn on Asen led by the mayor Balev. Versed in extortions and shakedowns, the mayor tries his best to put pressure on Asen.
In an escalation of this conflict, Asen loses his job and his kite business after Balev tips off the tax police about missing permits. This makes Asen take the difficult decision of calling Elena, his exwife, to take their son with her, because he believes at least the child deserves to be saved.
Asen is left with nothing and offers his land to Balev. The project is saved. The following morning, people face the terrible news the investor has been arrested and the project is off.
Asen continues with his life, selling his kites on the road. There, he sees a father and his son fly one of his kites, happy and careless. For the first time Asen smiles with genuine happiness.
Teodora Markova is a film and TV writer who has been working with Nevena Kertova and Georgi Ivanov for over 10 years. Their first feature movie “Bubblegum” (2017) won the Best Screenplay Award at the Bulgarian National Awards Golden Rose. It was followed by “Letters from Antarctica” (2019), developed with the support of ScripTeast. The team has created five TV series, among which is “Under Cover” (2011), distributed in 187 territories and nominated for best foreign series at Monte Carlo Television Festival. Their latest mini-series “Father’s Day” (2019) was selected at several forums: Venice International Film Festival – Gap Financing Market; Série Series Fontainebleau – projects in development; Berlinale 2017, European TV Drama Lab – projects in development.
Georgi Ivanov has Master’s degree in “screenwriting for tv and cinema” from NBU – Sofia and teaching experience in different programs in NBU – Sofia and VUZF – Sofia. Since 2006 year he has worked on short movies, tv series and feature movies.
He’s best known works are the successful and awarded tv series “Glass Home” and “Undercover”, which was distributed in 187 territories and was nominated for best foreign TV series at Monte Carlo Television Festival. Georgi is working for over 10 years with Teodora Markova and Nevena Kertova. Their last TV project was mini series “Fathers”day”, that has been selected in several forums – Venice International Film Festival – “Gap Financing Market”; Série Series Fontainebleau – projects in development; projects in development program -European TV Drama Lab, Berlinale 2017.
Their first feature movie “Bubblegum” was released in 2017 and won the Best Screenplay Award at the Bulgarian Film Festival Golden Rose. Letters from Antarctica, which was developed with the support of ScripTeast, is the second movie the team created and it’s premiere is expected in October this year.
Nevena Kertova graduated from NATFA, Sofia, in 2007 with a degree in Dramaturgy. She started her career as a screenwriter in 2009. Since then she has written several TV series and two feature films.
Together with Teodora Markova and Georgi Ivanov, she has created the crime drama “Under Cover” (2011), which was distributed in 187 territories and was nominated for best foreign TV series at Monte Carlo Television Festival. Other of her successful projects include the TV series “Glass Home” (aired in 33 countries), “The Family” and “Revoluztion Z”. The team’s latest mini-series “Father’s Day” (2019) has been selected in several forums – Venice International Film Festival – “Gap Financing Market”; Série Series Fontainebleau –projects in development; projects in development program – European TV Drama Lab, Berlinale 2017.
The first feature movie of the team “Bubblegum” was released in 2017 and won the Best Screenplay Award at the Bulgarian Film Festival Golden Rose. Their second film Letters from Antarctica was developed with the support of ScripTeast and will premiere in October 2019.
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