Branko Tomovic makes directing debut with illegal organ trade thriller “Red”


Branko Tomovic (’24 Live Another Day’, ‘Fury’) will be directing the thriller Red, which is set in the underground world of illegal organ smuggling, the so-called red market.

It tells the story of Niklas, a surgeon who lives a solitude life and is tormented by self hatred. He performs regular illegal surgeries for the red market, working together with Mia, a young prostitute who lures her clients in and drugs them. Niklas is looking for a way out of this dark world, but owes his life to their violent crime boss Ed, who would rather kill him then let him go.

The film highlights the dark and brutal world of the illegal organ trade. It shines a light on the people involved in such operations. It’s a character study of a damaged and guilt-ridden man who fell victim to the red market but desperately wants to leave all this behind him. The crux of the story is the climax point, where he is forced to decide whether to save his own life or the life of an innocent child.

The cast includes British actress Francesca Fowler (‘Doctor Who’, ‘Rome’, ‘Closure’) as Mia and Serbian actress Branka Katic (‘Public Enemies’, ‘Black Cat, White Cat’, ‘In July’, ‘Big Love’, ‘Entourage’) has expressed interest to play Ed – the violent crime boss, a very intelligent, powerful and charismatic and important high-ranking figure in the organ trade. The puppet master who controls the fate of many lives. Branko Tomovic who recently finished filming for ‘Homeland’ and ‘City of Tiny Lights’ will play the role of Niklas.

The film will be shot in London on locations beginning of January 2016, it’s produced by Adrian Carswell (‘The Six Dollar Fifty Man’) and Dina Vickermann (‘Stolen’) who also just launched a Kickstarter campaign for support.