THE PROJECT

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MOO is a live-action, English language family film, with an estimated budget of €3.5 million, targeted mainly at 6 to 10 year olds and their parents.

It has won development funding from The Malta Film Fund and was selected for the EAVE Producers Workshop (European Audiovisual Enterprise). It was also selected to attend at Cinekid for Professionals (The Netherlands) and The Financing Forum for Kids Content (Sweden). The script has been fully developed, and we are now looking for the right co-producer, a cross-media partner, and some further investment.

This story is inspired by true events, The film tells the tale of a feisty girl (Lily, 11 years old) and her cow (Moo), set on the last remaining traditional family farm on a little island in the Mediterranean Sea. When we meet Lily for the first time, the farm is in financial trouble and the industrial dairy farmer next door is threatening to take it over. To cut costs, Lily’s parents decide to sell Moo, whose milk has dried up.

Devastated at the thought of her beloved cow at a slaughterhouse, Lily does everything she can to save her. All seems lost until Moo jumps over a fence, and Lily gets the bright idea of entering her into a horse-jumping show ....

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THE STORY

This story is inspired by true events.

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MOO is a live-action, English language family film, with an estimated budget of €3.5 million, targeted mainly at 6 to 10 year olds and their parents.

MOO is a warm-hearted family film set on a small rural island in mid-summer. It tells the story of a feisty girl, Lily (11) and her unusually frisky cow, Moo. The farm is in financial trouble, and the neighbouring dairy-farmer, Frederick, has been trying to take over their fruit and vegetable fields to build yet another cow-shed. In an effort to make ends meet, Lily’s elderly parents (Paul and Nina) decide to sell their few farm animals, including Moo, whose milk has dried up.

Devastated at the thought of her beloved cow at a slaughterhouse, Lily does everything she can to save her: she begs her parents, she launches an internet appeal and steals milk from Frederick and pretends it’s Moo’s – until she sets off alarms and the theft is discovered. All seems lost until Moo, unwittingly, comes up with a solution of her own: she accidentally takes off and jumps over a fence with Lily sitting on her back. ...

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THE TEAM

Katryna Samut-Tagliaferro (Producer )

Katryna has worked in film and television for the past 23 years. She began her film career in Malta, which led her to Rome assisting Sylvester Stallone then onto New York. In 1996 she based herself in London, where she worked in location management, then in production, shooting in the UK and extensively in various countries including South Africa, Namibia, New Zealand, Morocco, Italy, Turkey, Spain, Sardegna, and Switzerland. In 2008, with a broad understanding of the international film industry, she returned to Malta on a fulltime basis to oversee and service foreign productions and set up « Filming In Malta ». In 2012, Katryna turned to producing. It is […]

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Katelyn Lieber (Co-Producer)

Katelyn has a background in international film distribution, and founded Kay Elle International in Los Angeles and Shanghai, providing co-production and distribution consulting.  Katelyn has worked with networks such as Discovery, MTV, Spike and HBO and on output deals with studios such as Sony, Lionsgate, MGM and Warner Brothers. Her film slate includes several features, in various stages of production. Notably, she’s producing the upcoming Dan Ireland (Jolene, Whole Wide World) film, Valinda, with principal photography slated for 2016, in Malta and Vancouver. She is currently filming ‘21 Years: Quentin Tarantino,’ a documentary about two-time Oscar-winning Director, Quentin Tarantino, and serves as Executive Producer.

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Marie Briguglio (Writer )

Marie Briguglio has been a screen-writer/producer since 1994. Her extensive body of work, focusing mainly on socio-political and environmental issues, has won several awards including the Malta Creative Innovation Award (2014), the World Intellectual Property Organisation Award (2014), the EU Golden Star award for Active Citizenship (2005), the WWF Green Media Personality of the year (2003) as well as three Broadcasting Awards. Her productions have been aired in Malta (TVM), Italy (Rai), France (Arte) and Germany (RBB). Her latest work is an animated short illustrated by 10 year-olds, which  eventually formed part of Malta’s successful bid to host the European Capital of Culture. She previously wrote “Tikka fuq […]

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Pinar Toprak (Composer)

Award winning composer Pinar Toprak has written music for an impressive number of diverse movies and distinguished filmmakers with over 30 feature film credits to date. She is currently scoring “Geostorm”, a Warner Brothers sci-fi action film starring Gerard Butler, Ed Harris, and Andy Garcia directed by Dean Devlin. Among her latest scores include the late Michael Clarke Duncan’s last film “The Challenger”, SONY film “The River Murders” starring Ray Liotta and Christian Slater and the period drama “The Lightkeeprs” (Richard Dreyfuss, Blythe Danner). She has won two International Film Music Critics Association Awards as well as nominated for Best Revelation Composer alongside Trent Reznor and Daft Punk. […]

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WRITER’S INTENTION

What I originally set out to do was to write was a story about a child (Lily) determined to save a small farm, and its animals, from a multinational take-over. But the story of my young activist, angry at the unfairness of it all, took an unusual turn when Moo, Lily’s frisky cow took matters in her own hooves, capturing the media’s attention and becoming the under-cow that triumphs. I have dedicated most of my own life to working for environmental and social protection through research, policy, and broadcast (factual) media. My hope is that LilyÕs (and Moo’s) journey from indignation to satisfaction through humiliation, despair, hope and surprise, inspires children and adults around the world to make the world a better place.

LOCATIONS

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LILY’S FARM

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VILLAGE CENTRE

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CLIFFS & COUNTRY ROADS

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BEACH

ROAD TO PORT & PORT

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Contact Us

For further information on Finance Plan, Budget, Schedule, Marketing Strategy, Distribution Plan, Script, or any other enquiries, please send a message to us here

 

Filming In Malta

55, St Mary Street,
Sliema SLM1102,
MALTA

 

Tel : +356 99047051

 

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