Drama - Pre-Production 2014

THROUGH MARIA’S EYES is based on the true story of Gizella, a poor young Jewish woman, who takes on the identity of Maria, a Christian, to save her family and herself from Nazi persecution, with only hope and determination to pull her through.

    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Drama, Family, Historical
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    • Duration
    • 105 mn
    • Writer(s)
    • Scott WALKER
    • Producer(s)
    • David RICH (DB RIch Productions)
    • Synopsis
    • By 1944 Hitler's Third Reich Empire was crumbling, however, in Hungary the nightmare was just beginning.
      That spring, SS troops enter the capital city of Budapest and the deportations begin. Gizella, a poor young Jewish woman, realizes the only way to evade them is to take on the identity of MARIA, a Hungarian Christian. She hides in plain sight from those whose mission is to bring about the Final Solution to the Jewish Question.
      Her family's lives, as well as her own, depend on the callous exterior that Maria must maintain in the midst of unimaginable atrocities. Only hope and determination illuminate her way during her struggle for survival.
      Will Maria triumph in the face of religious segregation, executions, and chaos or will she be caught and face certain death at the hands of the Nazis?
      THROUGH MARIA'S EYES is inspired by true events.
    • Partners & financing
    • 15-25 Million in investment to film in Hungary with 20-25% film credit available.
    • Production schedule
    • Start of principal photography mid March 2014 thru May 2014.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Mar 01, 2014
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