BRIGHT IDEAS was set up in 1988 as a company intending to develop in the entertainment industry in general. We started as licensed distributors of theatrical and home video movies produced by major film companies. We also serviced several features produced by Roger Corman – “The Berlin Conspiracy”, “Deathstalker 4”, “Red Target”.
2000, THE GOOD WAR, produced by the Italian company Smile Production
headed by Giuseppe Pedersoli; starring Roy Scheider.
From the summer of 2000 to March 2002, we worked on a regular basis with the American Film Company UFO. For them we organized a complete working cycle in Bulgaria. Our fruitful work together with UFO resulted in numerous science fiction and adventure movies among which:
MIND STORM – starring Judge Rainhold
DARK DESCENT – starring Dean Cain
SHARK HUNTER – starring Antonio Sabato Jr.
PYTHONS 2 – Simonne McKinon, Dana Ashbrook, Billy Zabka
ANTIBODY – Lance Henricksen, Robin Givens
HYPERSONIC – starring Adam Baldwin
DRAGON FIGHTER – starring Dean Cain
INTERSEPTOR FORCE 2 – starring Olivier Gruner
DEEP SHOCK – starring David Keith, Simonne Mackinon
BRIGHT IDEAS is continuing to expand and develop. Pleased with the results of our work together on The Good War, Giuseppe Pedersoli convinced his colleagues and since the spring of 2001, part of the production of a major Italian-American co-production, entitled Julius Caesar was decided to take place in Bulgaria. It is a two-part period production offering a new, original reading of Caesar's remarkable personality, life and deeds. It is produced by TNT, Global Entertainment, De Angelis Group, TPI, Five Mile River Films, Degets Films. The principal photography started in Malta on 4th February, 2002, and was completed in Bulgaria on 29th April, 2002.
In the late summer of 2002 we completed the principal photography of I am David – a moving story of a little boy who has lost his mother in a labour camp in Bulgaria, then manages to escape to Italy and, after a number of trials, is reunited with her in Denmark.. The film is directed by Paul Feig and is produced by Clive Parsons, David Productions Ltd.
In the summer of 2003 we provided and supervised 260 extras for more than 100 days of training and filming on location in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico for the epic film-production - “TROY” – a production of Warner Bros., starring Brad Pit, Orlando Bloom, Peter O'Toole, directed by Wolfgang Petersen.
We have also provided services for commercial, documentary and animation projects.