Written by Carina Rosanna Tautu
Log Line: When Yolotli is born fulfilling her tribe's ancient prophecy about their next grand leader, except for her gender: female. Her destiny is to end all human sacrifices, according to her mentor, The Oracle. But is she going to survive to take the reign? This is a fantasy script, inspired by the research we have regarding the Chavin civilization in Peru, and Zamolxis cult in the Carpathian mountains area (Romania).
Selected as of the three feature scripts finalists for the International Competition at New Renaissance Film Festival 2020 in Amsterdam. finalist at Circus Road Screenplay Contest 2020, official selection at Sacramento International Film Festival 2020 and American Screenwriting Conference. Selected for the Nostos Screenwriting retreat in Tuscani, Italy September 2021.
Supported by a private grant by Radius Foundation in New York.
All documentary photographs are shot by Carina Rosanna Tautu in Teotihuacan, Mexico during the largest, annual Azteca Danza gathering
Log line: Men are as hurt by the patriarchy as women are. Argentine TAngo is a great tool to re-start the gender dialogue, bypassing words, cultural differences and the old paradigms/stereotypes.
Argentine Tango is one of the most beautiful and powerful metaphors of the dialogue between the masculine and the feminine there is. Perceived as a "macho" dance, those of us who practice it know that there is an amazing depth in this dance and it's only up to us to use it as a tool for self-development. How? Watch the trailer and help us get this project done.
This documentary series is an exploration of how can we "restore embrace" between men and women in a post #metoo movement.
Mexico City, Bucharest Buenos Aires, San Francisco, Singapore, Berlin, Istanbul.
Los Angeles right before the 2020 lockdown was a thriving tango community. The Milongas are the Argentine Tango events where people gather to dance socially, where old and young meet on the same floor, and the human story unfolds - love, hate, passions, doubts.
Used as a self-development tool, tango is an ideal learning experience about oneself and about dynamic interactions. It is above all a "meditation in action", a great way to observe oneself as well as her/his own community. This is a character and mood reel.
This reel was shot in Los Angeles, Mexico City and Bucharest (Romania).
Pictured above - Lamentation of Christ by Andrea Mantegna.
Starring Fanny Rosen (Sweden), Pritesh Shah (USA)
15min HD, currently in post-production
Logline: A dark comedy tale about a man who cannot get it up without watching bad news on TV.
completed feature screenplay
90 min USA/Romania/Rep of Moldova
Written by Carina Rosanna Tautu & Marc Olshevski
One of the four fiction projects selected for the Accelerator Program at
South Eastern European Film Festival (SEEfest)
An American woman jailed for icon painting forgery in Eastern Europe is compelled to join two local women in a zany prison escape.
While exploring Eastern Europe, a happy-go-lucky American painter, ROBERTA, is accused of forging religious paintings and lands in a Moldavian jail. While waiting for her trial she shares a cell with two Romanians: TANIA, a cynical mechanic who works at a local textile factory, and LILIANA, a young prostitute who dreams of being self-employed. Tania was in the wrong place at the wrong time and ended up the scapegoat in an unsolved theft of a truck full of bikinis destined for the Western market. She is for the moment relieved to be in jail avoiding her live-in slacker boyfriend. Liliana, however, is vacillating between desperation and romantic delusions of fleeing abroad and finding her prince charming. Liliana has been falsely accused—after unwittingly take the hit for her pimp—of the most serious charge, the possession of a large quantity of marijuana. Their three worlds collide inside their small jail cell. At the border with the former Soviet Union, rules apply differently, and the future has no shape. As in any tale, when the hero is daring, help arrives along the way; finding a way out can begin with a simple crack in the wall. Roberta’s roguish ways, Tania’s skepticism and Liliana’s gullibility blend in an unexpected way and when the opportunity arises, the three take a leap to freedom.
Brazen Escape is an homage to Down by Law (1986);
we are also very grateful to the generous encouragement of director Jim Jarmusch for our project.
USA/Romania/Republic of Moldova
Status: early development.
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