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Festival Filmmaker Spotlight: Olmo Omerzu

18 June 2012 10:00 AM, PDT

Director Olmo Omerzu

Director: Olmo Omerzu

Festival Entry: A Night Too Young – Czech Republic

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On New Years Day, two innocent 12-year-old boys score vodka for three strangers and get invited to an adult party they’ll never forget. This darkly comic tale by gifted 26-year-old Czech director Olmo Omerzu upends the conventions of the coming of age movie. ★ North American Premiere

Directed By: Olmo Omerzu

Executive Producer: Lukas Svitil

Producer: Jiří Konečný

Screenwriters: Bruno Hájek, Jakub Felcman, Olmo Omerzu

Cinematographer: Lukáš Milota

Editor: Janka Vlčková

Cast: Martin Pechlát, Jirí Cerny, Natálie Rehorová, Vojtech Machuta, Jan Vasi, Milan Mikulcík

We asked Czech director Olmo Omerzu about everything from his inspirations to challenges. Turns out, working with child actors is hard (he’s not the first Festival filmmaker to cite this particular challenge!). Here’s what else he had to say:

Who are you and what do you do?

I’m Olmo Omerzu. »

- Film Independent

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