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MARTIN AND THE MAGICAL FOREST (2021)

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ABOUT THE FILM

The adventurous story about an young geek city boy Martin, who has to overcome himself and stay two weeks in the summer camp without his comfort and any technology. Here he will be challenged to help the forest creatures to save their forest of being destroyed by greedy developers.

The family film by Petr Oukropec based on the screenplay by Kateřina Kačerovská.

The project is co-produced by Leitwolf Filmproduktion (DE), BFILM.cz (CZ) and Negativ (CZ). The realisation of the film was financially supported by the Czech Film Fund, Slovak Audiovisual Fund, film fund Nordmedia, South Moravian Film Foundation, the programme of European Union Creative Europe MEDIA and the Pilsen Region. The international sales agent of the film is Attraction Distribution.

fiction, CZ/SK/DE, 2021, 80 min.

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FESTIVALS AND AWARDS

The world premiere of this film was held in March 2021 at International Children and Youth Film Festival BUFF in Malmö.

AUTHORS

Director: Petr Oukropec
Screenplay: Kateřina Kačerovská
Story: Kateřina Kačerovská
Script Editor: Marcela Pittermanová
Producer: BFILM.cz – Peter Badač
Co-producers: Leitwolf Filmproduktion (DE) – Anette Unger, BFILM (SK), Negativ (CZ)
Executive Producer: Pavel Vácha
D.O.P.: Lukáš Teren
Production Design: Henrich Boráros
Costume Design: Tereza Kopecká
Make-up Artist: Helena Bermak
Animation:
Michal Struss, Magdalena Hejzlarová, Martin Búřil, Aleš Baumgartner, Martin Máj, Pavla Dudová, Jan Bohuslav, Zdeněk Durdil, Vojta Sysel, Anna Paděrová
VFX Supervisor:
 Tibor Meliš
Editor: Dana Klempířová
Sound Design: Anders Wasserfall, Richard Muller
Music: André Feldhaus, Carsten Rocker

Cast: Sebastian Pöthe, Josefína Krycnerová, Tobiáš Rímský, Václav Hubka, Johana Horváthová, Kristýna Boková, Ester Geislerová, Vasil Fridrich, Anna Schmidtmajerová, Tomáš Bambušek, Aleš Petráš

PETR OUKROPEC

Petr (1972) was born in Prague, Czech Republic. In 1994 he made his production debut with Saša Gedeon’s feature, Indian Summer. In 1995 he founded Negativ, that has produced more than 40 feature films, that were awarded on many international festivals. In 1999 he won the Czech Lion Award for The Idiot Returns. He is a member of European Film Academy. His long term work with children and non-actors in the theatre “Zmrzlík“ from the village of Těchonice, located in the foothills of Šumava, has gained a wide following and earned acclaim.  He made his directorial debut in 2012 with children’s adventure film, Blue Tiger, which won several international awards. His second film, In Your Dreams, was screened in the Generation 14+ Competition at Berlinale 2016 and was screened in more than 25 countires of the world.

Filmography:

Blue Tiger (feature fiction, 2012)
In Your Dreams (feature fiction, 2016)
Martin and the Magical Forest (feature fiction, 2021)

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CONTACTS

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Producer
BFILM – Peter Badač
peter(at)bfilm.sk

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Festivals
Negativ – Daniel Vadocký
daniel(at)negativ.cz

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Sales
Attraction Distribution – Xiaojuan Zhou
xiao88(at)attraction.ca