Film Marks Acclaimed Cinematographer Svetlana Cvetko’s Directorial Debut
Blitz Films has wrapped production on Show Me What You Got, a modern-day Jules & Jim, which marks acclaimed cinematographer Svetlana Cvetko’s directorial debut. Produced by Blitz Films’ Nikolay Sarkisov and Double Take Pictures’ David Scott Smith, with lauded director Phillip Noyce (The Giver, Salt) and Sergey Sarkisov Executive Producing.
Show Me What You Got explores the profound effect strangers can have on the trajectory of each other's lives as it follows three people from LA to Italy as they navigate their way through intimacy, sexuality and proving their worth to their families and to the world around them. It’s a coming of age movie, but at 30. Blitz Films financed and produced the film, which is in line with the company’s vision to back up-and-coming directors.
N. Sarkisov said: “Show Me What We Got marks a brilliant debut from Svetlana Cvetko. As directors, we feel it is important to support new voices we believe in. As one of the 3-4 films Blitz will be financing each year, Svetlana was the first director we chose to back and we could not be happier to have worked with her to bring her vision to life.”
Show Me What You Got stars up-and-comers Cristina Rambaldi, Neyssan Falahi and Mattia Minasi and is based on a script penned by Cvetko and Smith. Production is being overseen by Blitz’s Head of Development & Production Eryl Cochran.
Cvetko is a renowned cinematographer whose visual talent has been displayed in several critically acclaimed documentaries, including OSCAR® Winner Inside Job, OSCAR® Nominated Facing Fear, the Cannes Official Selection Red Army, and the Sundance US Documentary Special Jury Prize Winning Inequality for All.
Director, producer and writer, Noyce, is best known for a long list of distinguished films, including Dead Calm (starring Nicole Kidman and Sam Neill), Tom Clancy’s Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger(both starring Harrison Ford), SALT (starring Angelina Jolie and Live Schreiber), Rabbit Proof Fence (starring Kenneth Branagh and Jason Clarke) and The Giver (starring Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep).
Blitz Films is a production and financing company behind film and television series which focus on hard hitting character-driven stories. Founded by Sergey and Nikolay Sarkisov, Blitz Films focuses on pursuing unique stories that engage audiences around the globe and also embraces first-time filmmakers.
Current projects in post-production include Embattled written by David McKenna (American History X) and directed by Nikolay Sarkisov and Let’s Scare Julie to Death a true one-take film directed by first time director, Jud Cremata. The company is also in development on a television series called “Sultana,” set during the Ottoman Empire.