Making of Georgia

Originally, I wanted to film one little boy around 10. In the end, as I couldn’t make up my mind between the 5 cute kids I had selected, Zuka, Lasha, Georgi, Levan and Luka, I decided to change my script and use all of them in my new story. Though it was much tougher for the shooting to manage 5 kids instead of one, especially in a language I can’t speak or understand, I really don’t regret it. I think the result is much better. Tako was a great assistant and also played and danced in the film, as well as her partner Mate. The parents, Maia and Zaal were very present for the shooting, even helping me to get to Gudauri, a ski station 3 hours away, to film under the snow. Thanks to Oto, their son who got us a 4×4 truck as needed.

On the way they invited me to local restaurants with traditional meals. They even offered me a typical mutton wool hat after the shoot.
Once again I had found a dream team.
Not to mention the mothers and brothers of the kids that were so helpful and patient. Kids of course were great !

Unforgettable memories…

Here a video of the casting of the kids

Photos credit : Fanny, Maia and Tako Chumburidze

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