HEART OF A TOWER (2021)
ABOUT THE FILM
animation, SK/BE/CZ, planned release: 2021
Far beyond the borders of gloomy everyday stereotypes is Yourland, a magical world where the ravens act like the men, the building cranes walk like robots and a metal machine wants to rule the world. Riki has to enter this world to find the truth and save Yourland – his own world.
Heart of the Tower is feature animated film for children directed by Peter Budinsky.
The project is co-produced by plutoon (SK), Stacka (BE), BFILM.cz (CZ) and RTVS (SK). The realisation of the film was financially supported by Slovak Audiovisual Fund, Czech Film Fund, screen.brussels, Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic, flamish film fund VAF, the programme of the European Union Creative Europe MEDIA and Bratislava Self-Governing Region.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
Project was presented at these forums:
Regional Pitching Forum, Animafest Zagreb 2015, Zagreb, Croatia
Coming Soon, Fantoche International Animation Film Festival 2016, Baden, Switzerland
Cartoon Springboard 2016 in Halle, Germany
Cartoon Movie 2021
Director: Peter Budinský
Screenplay: Katarzyna Gondek, Peter Budinský, Barbora Budinská, Patrik Pašš, ml., Phil Parker
Script Editor: Kristína Májová
Producers: BFILM (SK) – Peter Badač, plutoon (SK) – Barbora Budinská
Co-producers: Stacka (BE) – Jan Hameeuw, BFILM.cz (CZ), RTVS (SK)
Sound Design: Jan Paul, Ludvík Bohadlo
Music: Martin Hasák
Peter (1983) graduated in Animation film department from the Film and TV Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, Slovakia. He studied an Erasmus Program at Animation department of RITS in Brussels, Belgium. That created the base for the current cooperation with Belgium, as Peter had a great experience there. He created three short animated films – Alfonz’s fly, Bird of Prey and tWINs, all of them presented and awarded on the international festivals.
After graduating, he started to work as a freelancer in Bratislava, Slovakia on different animated projects, short films and music videos. In 2013, he founded his own production company and animation studio plutoon in Bratislava, Slovakia. plutoon is offering complex services in the animation field not only to the filmmakers but also to the advertising agencies, other production companies, and individual clients. The studio creates animated TV spots, instructional videos, music videos, product presentations, post-production, special effects and other audiovisual content for a wide range of companies and projects.
Alfonz’s Fly (short animated film, 2008)
Bird of Prey (short animated film, 2009)
tWINs (short animated film, 2011)
BFILM – Peter Badač
plutoon – Barbora Budinská