Eat a Book
Format: Documentary series Genre: Food Entertainment / Kitchen Duration:12 x 45’ Country of Production: Bulgaria Target Audience: Children 4–12, Teenagers, Young adults Language: English Production Company: AGITPROP Producer: Martichka Bozhilova Scriptwriter: Iskra Angelova
Estimated Budget: 653,500 EUR Confirmed Financing: 7.7%
Goals at Kids Kino Industry:
Funding / Co-producer / Broadcaster
In the series, Alisa and her mother Iskra Angelova will cook recipes from classic books for children.
Alisa (8) and her mother Iskra (in her forties), a famous journalist, actress, and writer, will be the hosts of these 12 infotainment travel, reading, and cooking documentaries. Alisa will be in the second grade at school. She is fascinated with fairy tales from the books her mum reads to her every night. Alisa is starting to read by herself and her desire to do housework increases as well. So, mum and daughter start a new game – cooking the recipes from the fairy tale books and going to places where the fictional characters “live”. In London, for instance, they have a Mary Poppins picnic in Regent’s Park, with Alice in Wonderland to follow.
Martichka Bozhilova has been a producer at AGITPROP since 1999. Her high-end films have been selected and awarded at Cannes and Berlin and broadcast all over the world. She has been a jury member, a lecturer at international workshops, and a mentor at European Women’s Audiovisual Network. She is the director of the Balkan Documentary Center and Sofia DocuMental IFF as well as a member of the European Producers Club.
Photo credit: Benjamin Arthur