The Games Maker
Filmfest 2015

Recommended for ages 8 and up accompanied by an adult

Ten-year-old Ivan Drago loves to create games. When he comes across an ad for a contest, he enters against his father's wishes and sends in several games. A letter finally arrives from Morodian, the company's president. Ivan is the winner but his prize is nothing but a stick-on tattoo. When he puts it on he's shocked to discover it's permanent! Not long after, Ivan's parents mysteriously disappear during a hot-air balloon race. Just as Ivan begins to suspect that his tattoo and his parents' disappearance may be connected, he receives a message from his grandfather, a legandary games maker, telling him to come to the city of Zyl, the game-making capital of the world. Upon arriving there, he learns that his tattoo is the missing piece of a jigsaw puzzle that controls the destiny of Zyl and that Morodian is behind his parents disappearance. In order to defeat Morodian, Ivan must solve the puzzle of his life... and become a real Games Maker.
Buena Vista International

tags: Adventure, Family, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Feature film, Surreal

Cast: David Mazouz, Joseph Fiennes, Megan Charpentier, Ed Asner, Tom Cavanagh


Screenplay: Juan Pablo Buscarini

Original Material: Pablo de Santis

Director of Photography: Roman Osin

Film Editor: Austin Andrews

Composer: Keith Power

Production Designer: Dimitri Capuani

Costume Design: Magda Banach

Sound: Chris Munro

Producer: Juan Pablo Buscarini

Production Company: Pampa Films

Co-Producer: Kim Roberts, Tina Pehme, Guido De Angelis, Nicola De Angelis, Marco De Angelis

Co-Production Company: Sepia Films Ltd., Dap Italy

World Sales: Cinema Management Group

Director: Juan Pablo Buscarini