Acting as Estonian counsel through Lee & Thompson (one of the UK’s leading law firms for the media, technology, and creative industries), we advised Head Gear Films in connection with the financing of the movie Burial.

World War II

Set in the last days of World War II, the thriller tells the fictional story of a small band of Russian soldiers tasked with trafficking the remains of Hitler back to Stalin in Russia.

Burial is written and directed by Ben Parker. The movie, which stars Charlotte Vega, Tom Felton, Harriet Walter, Barry Ward, Bill Milner, and Dan Skinner and is co-produced by Ivo Felt from Allfilm was shot near Tallinn in Estonia.

The trailer is available here.

One of the most prolific providers

Head Gear Films is widely recognised as one of the most prolific providers of production services and debt finance to independent media projects, with an ever-expanding portfolio of over 300 films, TV shows, and video games. As a boutique production service provider, Head Gear offers a wide range of bespoke film production services and financing solutions that cover the spectrum from tax credit lending and gap financing to executive production and packaging services.

Our services and client team

We advised the client on Estonian law matters of financing the movie Burial, including in relation to the loan agreement and Estonian collateral to the loan as well as in state aid matters for helping the client secure eligibility for the local film cash-rebate scheme.

Our client team was led by counsel Jane Eespõld supported by associates Mirjam Metsik and Oliver Kuusk.