Look at Me
This project inspiration came from the desire of our team to meet the children and youths from the orphanages with the world of the cinema and to provide them access to the film making process as a new tool of self-expression. In such a way we will give a chance to the young people in nonequivalent social status, with already proved talent, to get involved in other type of artistic work and thus indirectly to reveal their problems. These state “houses” for children without parent care cannot provide access to the cinema as an audio and visual instrument for self-expression because of the high prices of the technical equipment required for the movie shooting. As a part of the film we are going to invite specialists from the movie area (script writer, director, cameraman, artist, editor), who together with the children, will write a script and realize it into a complete movie. We will examine and document the whole process – from the script drafting, through actors’ casting, location scouting, shooting and work with camera, directing, editing. The documentary film “Look at me” will finish with the film of the children we are going to work with.
Katya Trichkova has a master’s degree from the Law Faculty of the Veliko Tarnovo University, Bulgaria and specialized Film and TV Directing in the National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts (NAFTA), under the supervision of one of the most acclaimed Bulgarian movie directors – Lyudmil Staykov. During her study she worked as an assistant–director in many TV commercials and several short films. She also has experience as assistant-producer. In mid-2009, she became a co-founder of Contrast Films Ltd. – Production Company, aimed in support of independent film and theatre projects. Her legal and artistic backgrounds helped her in developing a variety of projects. Most recently Katya works on the development of the next feature fiction project of the Bulgarian Director Stephan Komandarev (‘The world is Big and Salvation Lurks around the Corner’, among the 9 Short Listed foreign films for 2009 Oscar Award). Participant in 2011 Sarajevo Talent Campus.
2011 “Being Margaret” – short documentary (27’), Dir. Katya Trichkova, D.O.P. Adriana Yankulova (to be released in 2012) “Mona Liza” – short fiction (8’), Dir. Vesselka Kuncheva, D.O.P. Vesselin Christov (in Post-production); “The Bouquet” – short fiction (21’), Dir. Katya Trichkova, D.O.P. Vesselin Christov Selection for the official competition program of the 30 Golden Rose Film Festival 2010 ”Forever Yours” – Theatrical play, Dir. Veselka Kuncheva, dramaturgy Maria Stankova ”Voice Wanted” – short fiction (14’), Dir.Maria Stoyanova, D.O.P. Vesselin Christov, Nominated for Jameson Short Award 2010 Music Videos: 2011 ‘LITTLE MISS’, Artist: HELP ME JONES – music video (4’30” min.), Dir. Maria Stoyanova – winner for August competition of the on-line music videos contest “Make A Star” 2010 ‘Definitely Song’, Artist ‘Nasekomix’ –- 6’12” min. (The award of the Bulgarian Association of Cinematographers on the Sixth national festival on cinematography ’Golden Eye”, Popovo, Bulgaria); Co-producer: 2010 ‘Dial 9’ – short fiction (5.02’), Dir. Maria Stoyanova
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