We flew out to Hamburg this week for our latest co-production of 'A Muse'. The first day of shooting is February 1st 2018.
The film follows a young Bosnian woman named Mia (Mersiha Husagic) who is offered a role in a performance recreating Yves Klein’s Anthropometries of the blue period. Excited by the opportunity, Mia accepts the role, but quickly finds herself at odds with the director, Adrian (Rares Andrici), a Romanian immigrant who uses his performers as pawns; integrating Tinder into the fabric of the performance and having his actors go on dates to discover “how to be emotionally naked.” The performers are interviewed about these experiences on camera, with video of the conversation projected on the walls during the Anthropometries recreation.
While Mia tries to balance her day-to-day life and her struggles navigating the ethical minefield of Adrian’s methodology, the film takes us back to Romania several years prior, examining Adrian’s relationship with his ex-girlfriend Bianca (Miriam Rizea), as well as a chance encounter with a Ukranian stage actress (Irina Potapenko) that influences Adrian’s view on art and life.
The bifurcated narrative builds to an unexpected and cathartic finale where Mia, Adrian, and Bianca are connected through an emotional climax that transcends time and place.
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Seattle director Jimmy Bontatibus is excited to start shooting his second feature, “A Muse” in less than 7 weeks! The film is about a German actress and Romanian immigrant who form a very tense relationship while staging a highly emotional performance that deals with live nudity. The film will be shot in Hamburg, Germany and Bucharest, Romania, and will feature a number of accomplished actors, including several that have been involved in Oscar nominated and Cannes award-winning films. The production still needs to raise $50,000 to complete the project and here’s how you can get involved:
1. Fundraiser at the Northwest Film Forum: Come to our fundraiser at the Northwest Film Forum on Jan 7, 2018 at 2pm! Details below.
2. Tax-deductible donation: Write a check to the “Northwest Film Forum” with “A Muse” on the memo line. Details below.
Fundraiser: We will be holding a fundraiser at the Northwest Film Forum on Jan 7th at 2pm. The Forum is located at 1515 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98122. Here you can learn more about the movie in-person and talk with members of the crew and representatives of Northwest Film Forum. Whether you plan on donating or just want to support the project, we would love to see you there!
Tax Deductible Donations: Northwest Film Forum (NWFF) is our Financial Sponsor. Donations made through the NWFF are TAX-DEDUCTIBLE. Make your check out to the NWFF and put “A Muse” on the memo line. Send the check to:
Northwest Film Forum
Seattle's Mercy Ties are excited to announce a summer european tour with good friends, Birds In Row (Deathwish inc). The band will be touring in support of their latest record, Proper Corruption (Glory Kid LTD), and will be playing a tour kickoff show in Seattle with Oakland's Badr Vogu, at The Black Lodge July 14th. European dates are below! * /w City of Caterpillar
18/07 - PARIS, FR @ Point Ephémère* (no mercy ties)
19/07 - DARMSTADT, DE @ Oettinger Villa*
20/07 - LEIPZIG, DE @ TBD
21/07 - WARSWAW, PL @ Poglos
22/07 - WROCLAW, PL @ Carpe Diem
23/07 - FLUFF FEST, CZ
24/07 - WIEN, AU @ Venster 99
25/07 - BUDAPEST, HU @ Durer Kert
26/07 - ZAGREB, HK @ Mochvara
27/07 - VINCENZA HARDCORE FEST, IT @ Bocciodromo
28/07 - GENOVA, IT @ Free space Utopia
29/07 - HYERES, FR @ Jolly Rodgers
30/07 - ACTITUD FEST, SP
31/07 - CLERMONT-FERRAND, FR @ Raymond Bar
01/08 - STRASBOURG, FR @ Kawati studio
02/08 - BIELEFELD, DE @ Potemkin
03/08 - BERLIN, DE @ Cassiopeia
04/08 - HAMBURG, DE @ Rote Flora
05/08 - NEW NOISE FEST, DE
06/08 - DISINTEGRATE YOUR IGNORANCE FEST, IT
07/08 - MUNCHEN, DE @ Kafe Kult
08/08 - LINZ, AU @ super secret place
09/08 - BRUTAL ASSAULT FEST, CZ
10/08 - STUTTGART, DE @ JUHA West