For Wolfgang Petersen’s film Troy (2004), Warner Bros organised a huge casting in Bulgaria in order to recruit 300 people who look like ancient Greeks. This project was born in a Hollywood studio, executed by a British company who consulted the South African military for the battle scenes. The movie tells the story of Ancient Greece which is set in Asia Minor, a territory we now call Turkey. It is filmed in Malta and Mexico. Krassimir Terziev and David Ieroham inquired about these Bulgarian extras, about their hopes and their experiences. Also, they tried raise awareness of the methods of some hollywood productions. This documentary won the BBI 2005 creation contest.
Battles of Troy - An Unmaking Project est une production du BBI réalisée grâce à une contribution du Canton de Fribourg à la culture et au soutien de la Fondation Nestlé pour l’Art. Coproduction : plateaux / Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Francfort/Main