Mehdi and Milad Avaz
The brothers’ debut feature, “While We Live,” is nominated for five Danish Film Academy awards, including best picture. The film was sold at Cannes last year by LevelK and was distributed locally by Sf Studios, receiving critical acclaim. Through production shingle Rocket Road Pictures, they are developing a TV series as well as other features.
Bispuri’s transgender-themed “Sworn Virgin” was a 2015 Berlinale competition standout and she returns to the festival competition with “Daughter of Mine,” about a young girl torn between her natural and adoptive mother. Germany’s the Match Factory is on board as co-producer and world sales agent.