Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Bush Gets on a Way of Estonian Feature Film

George W. Bush’s visit to Riga (our dear neighbour country's capital) on 6th and 7th of May messed up the shooting schedule of Estonian-German feature film “All Fed Up”. One might ask how is that possible?! Well…it all started because Riga doesn’t have enough hotel vacancies (hmm, seems rather strange considering it has population of more than 700,000 people and it’s not even tourist season?)…and then it was decided that while Bush will need to stay in a hotel, some of the toursits will have to move to SiljaLine’s ship Finnjet for one night.
SiljaLine cancelled all its earlier bookings and also reservation from film crew who had booked the ship for film-shooting starting from the end of April til 9th of May. Now the film crew just had to finish up sooner than planned. Artur Talvik, the producer of “All Fed Up” seems rather upset. “We have managed to overcome storms and any other difficult conditions and still keep up with the tight schedule. But now some Bush comes along and creates a mess…” reports today’s Kroonika.
Film team hoped to use the ship at least for it’s trip from Rostock to Riga on this Friday yet Bush demands that the ship arrives in Riga all empty. So the film-crew had nothing else to do than to make the most of the time they had with the ship and instead of 35 days they shortened the schedule by week to 27 days.
The film directed by Peeter Simm will be released in the autumn 2005.

Maarja Jakobson in "All Fed Up!" filming under difficult weather conditions


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