Welcome to Karastan | 2013

Black Comedy
A washed-up Oscar winning British film director is invited to make a national epic in an obscure republic in the Caucasus.

Cast

... Emil Forester

Actor

... Tulpan

Actor

... Xan Butler

Actor

Company

20 Steps Productions

Production Company

Financier

Production Company

Georgian National Film Centre

Financier

Financier

Synopsis

Indie Film Director Emil D. Miller is down on his luck. Washed-up and mentally unstable. An illustrious start - Academy Award for best short, Hollywood acclaim - has fizzled out into a series of meetings with pretentious Advertising types. He needs a change.So when he receives an invitation to the Embassy of the Autonomous Republic of Karastan, he decides to go. Little does he know that this could be the start of something big. Something Epic. At the party President Aleluyev invites him to a film festival in the newly formed Republic of Karastan to attend a retrospective of Emil's 2 ½ films. Emil is a little surprised - especially as the festival takes place in one week. Still why what has he got to lose? Besides, it gives him a chance to spend more time with Tulpan, the quick, clever and beautiful film representative. Then a series of events throw the film into uncertainty, will he become a hero, will he get the girl, will he make his Epic?

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