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Mosquito State

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Director:
Filip Jan Rymsza
Production:
WFDiF (Włodzimierz Niderhaus, Maciej Stanecki), Royal Road Entertainment (Filip Jan Rymsza, Alissa Swanzey), Lightcraft (Daniel Markowicz)
Running Time:
100’
Language:
English
Country:
Poland, USA
Main Cast:
Beau Knapp, Charlotte Vega, Jack Kesy, Olivier Martinez
Screenplay:
Filip Jan Rymsza, Mario Zermeno
Cinematographer:
Eric Koretz
Editor:
Andrew Hafitz, Bob Murawski, Wojciech Janas
Production Designer:
Marek Warszewski
Costume Designer:
Katarzyna Lewińska
Music:
Cezary Skubiszewski
Sound:
Mateusz Adamczyk, Sebastian Witkowski
Visual Effects:
Maks Naporowski

SYNOPSIS

August 2007. Isolated in his austere penthouse overlooking Central Park, obsessive Wall Street data analyst Richard Boca sees ominous patterns. His computer models are behaving erratically, as are the swarms of mosquitos breeding in his apartment, an infestation that attends his psychological meltdown.

DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT

For all the vampiric bloodletting in genre films, I felt like the mosquito, man’s deadliest enemy, was thoroughly unexplored and, after reading Michael Lewis’ Flash Boys, I became fascinated by those hidden away “quants” who made high-frequency trading go. This unlikely pairing became the basis for Mosquito State. 2007 was the year I moved to Los Angeles. It now feels distant, but also strangely immediate. Many cultural events have fused with post Y2K banality, but I still recall holding the first-gen iPhone as if it were my first born. In addition to the iPhone, the first week of August saw Barry Bonds break baseball’s all-time home run record, Rupert Murdoch purchase the Wall Street Journal, The Apprentice with Donald Trump enter its fifth season, author Nassim Taleb appear on Charlie Rose to discuss his book Black Swan, a young senator named Barack Obama speak of growing divisiveness at the Democratic Presidential Debate, and BNP Paribas cite “a complete evaporation of liquidity,” kicking off the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression. Canaries in coal mines and mosquitos in the streets.

PRODUCERS/DISTRIBUTORS

PRODUCTION 1: Włodzimierz Niderhaus, Maciej Stanecki – WFDiF
ul. Chełmska 21
00-724 – Warsaw, Poland
Tel. +48 22 841 26 83
wfdif@wfdif.com.pl

PRODUCTION 2: Filip Jan Rymsza – Royal Road Entertainment
ul. Chmielna 27/17
00-021 – Warsaw, Poland
Tel. +1 3104946880
info@royalroadentertainment.com

PRODUCTION 3: Filip Jan Rymsza, Alyssa Swanzey – Royal Road Entertainment
PO Box 26308
90026 – Los Angeles, United States of America
Tel. +1 3104946880
info@royalroadentertainment.com

PRODUCTION 4: Daniel Markowicz - LIGHTCRAFT
ul. Racławicka 99
02-634 Warsaw, Poland
Tel. +48 606 895 227
vfx@lightcraft.pl

WORLD SALES: WFDiF
filmsales@caa.com
wfdif@wfdif.com.pl
festiwale@wfdif.com.pl
vfx@lightcraft.pl

NORTH AMERICAN SALES: Nick Ogiony - Creative Artists Agency
2000 Avenue of the Stars
90067 – Los Angeles, United States of America
Tel. +1 4242882000
filmsales@caa.com

PRESS OFFICE: Premier
MOSQUITOSTATE@premiercomms.com


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