CUT THE BUDGET NOT THE SCRIPT
888 films is a production company stationed in Los Angeles and Novi Sad, Serbia that produces original content for both US and European market, while they are offering high quality service production for large scale and independent production projects that want their film shot in Serbia.
We produce projects that have a social impact and were rewarded with the Award for Social Activism in Film and are attendees of Cinema for Peace Foundation’s events, along with people like Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and personalities such as the Dalai Lama, Muhammad Ali and the former Honorary Patron Nelson Mandela. In Europe, our projects were part of IDFA Academy, Beldocs, DOC Lisboa, Docudays UA, Sarajevo Film Festival and many others.
WHO ARE WE?
She is passionate in helping up-and-coming producers from the USA shoot their projects and films in Serbia and get much higher artistic and production value of the film, so they can return their investment and earn much more money, than they would if they shoot it somewhere else.
Sasha is a go-to person when it comes to one on one meetings in LA. He is the one that will go through all of the aspects of filming in Serbia with you and let you know whether it is a right fit for you, or not.
WHO ARE OUR PARTNERS
Matt is the creator of In-Security, a film based on his real life story about the LA nightclub scene told from the point of view of a bouncer, set in the early 2000’s. It is currently in pre-production and features Judd Nelson (The Breakfast Club) , Sally Struthers (All in the Family) and Peter Shinkoda (Marvel’s Daredevil).
ACQUISITION & DISTRIBUTION
Since 2017 till june 2020, 888 Films worked in partnership with Synergetic Distribution, from Los Angeles, to represent acquisitions in fourteen regions of Europe. They acquired feelms, such as the Swedish film and a Sundance hit - SAMI BLOOD (“Sameblood”), CONSTITUTION, by the acclaimed Croatian director Rajko Grlic , that won the Grand Prix Des Amériques at the Montreal World Festival and the top prize at the Santa Barbara Film Festival, Daha ("More"), a 2017 Turkish film, directed by Onur Saylak that opened up Karlovy Vary 2017, Sibel, a 2018 Turkish drama film directed by Çagla Zencirci and Guillaume Giovanetti and many others. From june 2020, we have officially stopped our acquisition brench.
How to get the best product EVER for the budget that you have?
Serbia has up to 20% lower prices than any other EU country, while having 25-30% cash rebate. However, low price can sometimes mean really bad quality and that is something we don't play with. We take our biggest pride in our original content, which is why we would rather say “no” to the service production that can not match our quality standards. Since art and production value mean world to us, we will make sure our number 1 priority is to get the most that we can for the money you are investing, so that your film of 2, 5, 10 million dollars, looks like its budget was at least twice that number.
25 % and 30% CASH REBATE:
The program provides a 25% cash rebate on qualified Serbian spend for feature films, TV series, animation films and visual effects, TV commercials and ocumentaries, and 30% cash rebate on qualified Serbian spend for feature films whose budget is minimum 5.000.000 EUR for feature films, TV series, animation films and visual effects, TV commercials and documentaries.
Minimum Local Costs:
1) Feature films, TV films and TV series: 300.000 EUR (~$350.000), with 100.000 EUR minimum per episode for TV series
2) Animated film, audio and/or visual post-production: 150.000 EUR (~$170.000)
3) Special-purpose film/TV Commercials: 100.000 EUR (~$114.000) Documentary films: 50.000 EUR (~$57.000)
CONTACT US to see the best way to SAVE MONEY and GET the BEST PRODUCT!
Films and tv series that were shot in Serbia
SOME OF THE FILMS ACQUIRED FOR US DISTRIBUTION
SERVICES OF 888 FILMS
- Project and script analysis
- Scheduling and budgeting
- Pitch deck of the full project
- Location scouting
- Variety of Assistant Directors
- Storyboard development
- Costume design
- Set design
- Contracting services
- Possibility of affordable shooting on film tape
- Highly trained stunts
- Everyday evaluation and cost control
- Online editing
- Daily preview of the material available online on a secured private server
- Parallel shooting on A, B and potentially C roll
- On set Security and Drivers
- Sound Design
- Color Grading
- Composing Music Score
- Digital Cinema Package
- Production of promotional material and videos
- Digital Marketing
- Graphic Design
- Professional Photography
- Creating, Printing and Delivery of promotional material
Some of the prominent people that we have successfully collaborated with
Some of the clients the 888 Films has worked with, from production, post-production or development point of view, include Nick Cassavetes, Matthew Perry, Louis Gossett Jr., KORN, CYPRESS HILL, Victoria Summer, Chris Klein, and Producers Michael Taylor and Jason Michael Berman.
Some of our original projects / film gallery
Riveting look at the politics, big business and the medical industry that has made America the most prescription-addicted society in the world. America is less than 5% of the World’s population but consumes 80% of the World’s prescription narcotics. We have gone from being the land of the free to the land of the addicted.
M.D. Gregory Alan Smith
AMERICAN ADDICT 2 digs deeper into the world of corruption, politics and pharmaceutical greed. Matthew Perry, Jonathan Davis, Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich contribute to this eye opening examination of America’s deadly dependency with prescription medication.
M.D. Gregory Alan Smith
A rescue attempt of a German traitor during World War I has unexpected consequences and sets off an adventure across the Arabian desert.
Danica Rusov, a woman in her 60s has had a hundred of traumatic and painful relationships behind her, but despite it all, she still has only one wish – To get married.
A young girl is lured into a mystic forest by a group of children who inhabit the woods.
CASSANDRA AWAKENS is an expose on children’s cancer told through the eyes of a child.
Written and Directed