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quietearth [Celluloid 10.29.08] post apocalyptic movie news

Did I say post apocalyptic film from Romania? Yes, I just did. George did the film Elevator which has been well received on the film circuit and they're looking for financining for Omega Rose. While I can't get them to answer email, lets hope someone gives it to them! We love PA stuff enough around here, but a foreign take on it is even better, check what I mean:

"Three years after an apocalyptic event has decimated 99.99% of the planet’s population, a young man ends his dramatic pilgrimage that brought him to a grim conclusion: none of his relatives, friends or acquaintances are alive. The only thing that drives him now is a intriguing flyer about a show that might explain “what the hell happened”.

In order to reach the mysterious location, he has to cross the country from south to north. Since all energy-based technology is destroyed, he travels by bicycle. He avoids cities, because the urban areas are patrolled by malevolent soldiers with futuristic outfits. They appear to be on specific research missions, but the only certainty about them is that they open fire on any civilian.

The young man's journey is marked by encounters with few isolated survivors hiding in fear, and travels part of his journey alongside the only normal human being he's met so far, a girl."

A bicycle, so European. Not to mention an alien? Cool. Make it already!

UPDATE: Director George Dorobanţu finally got back to us and provided a teaser poster which you can see to the right and a slew of details. A third draft of the script is currently being polished and George describes the film as a "European-bicycle-driven-talky-PA-artsy-flick", and the tagline on the poster you can't see is "Almost the last story of adventure, war and love in the world." I love it! In January, they have plans to start an online/media campaign to fund this low budget film, and they're going to participate in a project-funding contest in November/December so lets hope all works out. The tentative plans are to start shooting at the end of next spring, and of course they'll keep us updated! More as it comes!

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