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The Chouchkov Brothers is an independent film production company based in Sofia, Bulgaria. It was established in 2003 by two brothers, Borislav Chouchkov (producer) and Viktor Chouchkov Jr. (director) following their many years of experience in film arts and the audiovisual industry. Both are managing directors and active producers in the company. The main goal of the company is to develop and produce feature films and international co-productions, and to work with talanted directors on international level.
Chouchkov Brothers offers full production services for films, commercials and film music score recording in Bulgaria. The company owns up-to-date digital cameras and post-production studio.
Our music division SIF 309 – together with Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra is one of the leaders in original score recording in Europe – in the 90’s the company starts with four films composed by Ennio Morricone. For the past 25 years of experience, now we have completed more than 1000 recordings!
Chouckov Brothers is a member of the European Producers Club (EPC), a member of the Ateliers du Cinéma Européen (ACE), and a member of the Association of the Bulgarian Film Producers. In 2011 the company was among the top 5 nominees in the category Business Development of Forbes Magazine Bulgaria.
Genre: Political Drama
Director: Mahmut Fazil Cosku
Screenplay: Ercan Kesal & Mahmut Fazil Cosku
Cast: Ali Seçkiner Alıcı, Serkan Ercan, Murat Kılıç, Erdem enocak
In co-production with Filmotto, Turkey
On 22 May 1963, a group of soldiers come together to take charge of the National Radio Station in Istanbul in order to declare their coup d’etat. The people and events that they come across on the way to the Radio Station display life experiences to which they are foreign. At the end of the night, the protagonists are ‘defeated to a radio station’. The civic life that have passed by them throughout the night, the richness and complexity it harbours, crushes them with its invisible interminable power.
Venice Film Festival, 2018
Director: Ömür Ata
Screenplay: Ömür Ata
Cast: Yiğit Ege Yazar, Caner Şahin, Gözde Mutluer, Cankat Aydost, Yiğit Çakır
In co-production with Atay Film, Turkey, and Fiction 2.0, Germany
Yusuf is released from a youth detention center on probation. His return to the family reveals a bloody secret. While Yusuf and his brother Ramazan become threats for each other, Yusuf’s decision settles the fate of the family.
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, 2018
A PICTURE WITH YUKI 2019 (April)
Director: Lachezar Avramo
Screenplay: Dimitar Stoyanovich, Lachezar Avramov, based on a short story by Miroslav Penkov
Cast: Kiki Sugino, Rushen Vidinliev, Serafim Todorov
A Bulgarian man and his Japanese wife, who have met and got married while living as immigrants in Canada, are planning to have a baby and travel to Bulgaria in order to begin an in vitro fertilisation procedure. There, they get involved in a tragic incident which claims the life of a child. Nothing can be the same anymore.
Director: Valeska Grisebac
Screenplay: Valeska Grisebac
Cast: Meinhard Neumann, Reinhardt Wetrek, Syuleyman Letifov, Veneta Frangova, Viara Borisova
In co-production with Komplizen Film, Germany, and COOP99, Austria
A group of German workers has been sent to side construction in Bulgaria. The spectacular landscape and the wild nature wake the adventurous feelings in them as of a vacation camp. After the men learn that there is a village nearby, they face the controversy between their yearning for a contact with the local people and their own incredulity and prejudices. In a moment of fear, one of them, Mainland, present him as a foreign legion to the locals. This lies does not stop to hunt him and he contradicts the friendship that has been established with the locals. For both, him and Chief Vincent, with whom they confront since the begging, the village becomes a scene where the fight for attention and respect form the locals, one flight, that fills the false story of the foreign legion.
Cannes Film Festival - Un Certain Regard
Art Film Festival - Best Director
Munich International Film Festival
Jerusalem International Film Festival - The Wilf Family Foundation Award
LUX Film Prize finalist
T-Mobile New Horizons - Grand Prix and FIPRESCI Prize
Yerevan International Film Festival
Motovun Film Festival - Propeller of Motovan Award and Fipresci Prize
New York Film Festival; Sarajevo Film Festival
Toronto Film Festival
European Film Awards Selection
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Melbourne International Film Festival
Venice International Film Festival
Chicago International Film Festival
Thessaloniki International Film Festival
Minsk International Film Festival - Best Actor