Hiška

by Nika Jurman

Hiška, fiction
In preproduction
SI

When Tatjana (40), a dreamer living in her parents' oversized village home, stuck in a daily grind, stumbles upon the idea of a garden shed as her own home, she becomes unstoppable.

screenwriter
Nika Jurman
director
Nika Jurman
producer
Katja Lenarčič
director of photography
Teja Miholič
production
Vertigo
in collaboration with
Film Studio Viba Film
co-funding
Slovenian Film Centre

Vertigo
Katja Lenarčič

katja@vertigo.si

Nika Jurman

Nika Jurman (1991) is a Slovene screenwriter and director with a philosophy, literature, and film criticism background. Her first screenwriting project was a successful comedy series, Paired Up (2015-2017), where she co-wrote for two seasons. The series was well received and set an important milestone in Slovenian production of TV originals. In 2017, she started writing her first full feature film, Ida Who Sang So Badly Even the Dead Rose Up and Joined Her in Song with the director Ester Ivakič. She attended the Midpoint feature launch in 2020 with the same project, and the shooting wrapped this summer. Interested in comedy, last year she wrote, directed, animated, and produced an independent animated short called Borbike (2022), which got an instant cult following and won the best animation award at the Slovenian Film Festival. Currently, she is developing the script for her short fiction comedy Little House on the Midpoint Shorts 2023.

Vertigo Ljubljana is a Slovenian production company with a distinctive track record and extensive experience with international co-productions. Vertigo’s carefully balanced slate consists of various formats, from high-end art-house features, socially engaging documentaries, selected shorts, and TV series, including award-winning titles such as Pero by Damjan Kozole (SI, feature doc, 2023; Official Selection of IFF Rotterdam), The Happiest Man in the World by Teona Mitevska (MK/BE/SI/DK/HR/BA, 2022; Venice FF - Orizzonti, Toronto IFF, Grand Jury Prize at the Les Arcs EFF 2022), Wake Me by Marko Šantić (SI/HR/RS, 2022; Black Nights FF - Critic’s Pick Competition), Disappearance by Andrina Mračnikar (AT/SI, 2022; Audience Award at the Diagonale Graz), Small Body by Laura Samani (IT/SI/FR, 2021; Cannes FF Critic’s Week 2021; European Discovery – Prix FIPRESCI at the European Film Awards 2022), Reconciliation by Marija Zidar (SI/RS/ME/XK, feature doc, 2021; CPH:DOX, IDFA, Sarajevo FF, Grand Prix at DokuFest Prizren), Otac – Father by Srdan Golubović (RS/FR/DE/SI/HR/BA, 2020; Ecumenical Prize and Audience Award at the Berlinale - Panorama), An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker by Danis Tanović (BA/SI/FR, 2013, Silver Bear - Grand Jury Prize at Berlinale 2013, shortlisted for the Oscar for the Best International Feature Film at the Academy Awards 2014), Alexandrians by Metod Pevec (SI/IT, feature doc, 2011; Best Documentary at Trieste FF), Bread and Milk by Jan Cvitković (SI, 2001; Lion of the Future at Venice FF 2001), and Half-Sister (SI/MK/RS, 2019; Karlovy Vary IFF - Main Competition), Nightlife (SI/MK/BA, 2016; Best Director Award at Karlovy Vary IFF), Slovenian Girl (SI/DE/HR/RS, 2009; Toronto IFF, Sarajevo FF, Busan IFF, released in more than 30 countries, incl. France, Germany, Brazil, Japan, Taiwan and USA), and Spare Parts (SI, 2003, Berlinale Competition) all by Damjan Kozole.