After a week of filming on a life-size pirate ship in Kakumäe, Ilmar Raag's movie "Erik Kivisüda" will start shooting in Toila, a small borough in Ida-Viru County.
Riina Sildos, producer of "Erik Kivisüda", said the people of Ida-Viru County have had a signficant role in this film. She added: "The work of the Viru Film Foundation (Viru filmifond) and its coordinator Piia Tamm deserve recognition and are worth every positive word. Piia and her team have done an amazing job by introducing the region as a good filming location and in developing the local film industry. Our team can only offer experience in working on such a large film."
Non-profit organization Toila Merepääste will help the film crew and the make-up team gets help from make-up artists. An international crew will be joined by local extras when filming beach scenes.
The main characters Erik (Herman Avandi) and Maria (Florin Gussak) will be shooting scenes in Toila. In addition to them, Elina Purde, Hendrik Toompere Jr. from the Estonian Drama Theatre (Eesti Draamateater), Laura Peterson-Aardam from the Theatre Ugala (Ugala teater), Jules Werner ("Hysteria") and other well-known Estonian and international actors will shoot their scenes.
"Erik Kivisüda" is an adventurous and imaginative children's film made in cooperation with Estonia, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Latvia and Finland. The premiere will take place in February 2022.
Editor: Katriin Eikin Sein