The Drummer
84 MIN

Niko is a promising young musician. He looks at life with hope and dreams of owning his own drum-set. When a charismatic drug dealer Kogo appears in his life, Niko finds himself in the middle of a drug distribution and corrupt police feud. There comes a moment for Niko when he begins to reassess his life.

Special Mention, Tbilisi IFF, 2022

Cast & Crew
Producer(s): Elene Margvelashvili
Director: Kote Kalandadze
Script: Kote Kalandadze, Ekaterine Chelidze
Director of Photography: Vasili Dolidze
Music by: Gogi Dzodzuashvili, Lady Heroine
Edit: Kote Kalandadze, Levan Kukhashvili
Cast: Lasha Tskvitinidze, Nata Sopromadze, Gogi Dzodzuashvili, Nika Gordeziani
Production: Parachute Films

Kote Kalandadze
Kote (Konstantine) Kalandadze is a young Georgian director, scriptwriter, producer, and musician, who gained a reputable name in the Georgian music scene as the frontman of bands. Nebo SSSR and Lady Heroine. Before directing, he worked in a wide variety of areas in film as an actor, sound director, composer. In 2014, he co-founded Parachute Films, currently producing 4 nationally supported feature films. In 2017, The Drummer was awarded the GNFC debut film production grant. Kote's 2nd feature project Grey Skies (in development) was selected for the 2018 GNFC development grant, Midpoint Feature Launch, and the 2020 Rotterdam Lab Award.

Better Than Dog (doc., 2016), Dead Soul's Vacation (doc., 2020), The Drummer (2022)