Film & TV

Back to the Land / Dulum zemlje

documentary series

original title: Dulum zemlje

length: 4 x 52'

authors: Filip Filković Philatz & Tomislav Krnić

premiere: May 9th 2021 on HRT1
sales agent: TBC


Director: Filip Filković Philatz
Cinematographer: Tomislav Krnić

Soundman: Tomislav Rupić

Editors: Ivana Rogić & Ema Carić

Composer: Dubravko Robić

Sound designer: Ivan Zelić

Colorist: Darko Kušlan

Producer: Tamara Babun / WOLFGANG & DOLLY LLC

Produced for Croatian Radiotelevision / HRT:

Imagine Croatia as a land of successful, innovative and ecologically sustainable agriculture. Imagine the farmers as accomplished, positive and satisfied people. In spite of numerous challenges and difficulties, there are such visionaries in Croatia, people aware of its agricultural potential who invest their energy, effort and resources into developing it. Each episode of the documentary series Back to the Land presents these pioneers working in various types of agriculture. We learn about the philosophy of living on and off the land, the challenges, problems, persistence, effort, importance of family support and, ultimately, satisfaction which all the emotional, intellectual and financial investment brings to these people and their communities.

The People are the Way / Put su ljudi

short documentary

original title: Put su ljudi

length: 40'

premiere: TBC
sales contact: Martina Kolarić martina@wolfgangdolly.com 


writer, director and cinematographer: Tomislav Krnić
editor: Tomislav Rupić

composer and sound designer: Tomislav Rupić

VO coach: Marina Petković Liker

Producer: Tamara Babun / WOLFGANG & DOLLY LLC

Nine complete strangers of different nationalities, ages, religions, interests and desires come together on the pilgrimage route of St. James through Spain. They start their journey in different countries and came to walk a distance of some 800 km over three snow-covered mountains to arrive in Santiago de Compostela in the spring.

Little Star Rising / Kuća male zvijezde

documentary

original title: Kuća Male Zvijezde

length: 56’ & 75’

writer and director: Slađana Lučić

premiere: Sarajevo Film Festival 2019
festivals: Sarajevo Film Festival, AJB Doc, CinEast Luxembourg, Windsor International Film Festival, Skopje Women's Rights Nights, Tokyo Lift-Off, SEE Film Fest Los Angeles, Underhill Fest, Pula Film Festival, Aman International Film Festival
sales agent: FeelSales feelsales.com


Cinematographers: Vjeran Hrpka, Mirsad Hodžić

Soundman: Almir Kozić

Editor: Ana Štulina

Composer: Merima Ključo

Sound designer: Ivan Zelić

Colorist: Darko Kušlan

Producer: Tamara Babun / WOLFGANG & DOLLY LLC

Co-producer: Lejla Dedić, Sead Kreševljaković / Al Jazeera Balkans

Co-financed by: Croatian Audiovisual Centre

Little Star Rising is a feature-length documentary about a young woman whose first memories are those of walking in front of a tank with her mother and sister, banished from a village where she was born. When you see her today, you would never guess the story of her childhood. She is that person in the room that will have the broadest smile, that person in the group that will tell you all will be well, that lady in your city that will kick you in the butt and make you fight for your happiness. Whatever happens, she has seen worse. She is Nudžejma Softić, the woman who put her running shoes on at the age of 28 and by the age of 30 became one of the first women to run a marathon in Europe while wearing a hijab and the first covered European to compete at the IronMan triathlon. 

Paradise / Raj

short fiction

original title: Raj
length: 25’
directors: Mitja Ličen, Sonja Prosenc
premiere: Festival of Slovenian Film Portorož 2019
festivals: Festival of Slovenian Film 2019 – Vesna Award for Best Short Film, Pula Film Festival 2020, Croatian Film Days 2020, K# Film Festival Villach
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Written by: Despina Ladi
Cast: Judita Franković Brdar, Matej Puc, Saša Pavlin Stosič, Jernej Kogovšek
Cinematographer: Mitja Ličen
Editor: Ivana Fumić
Production design: Katja Šoltes
Make-up artist: Tina Šubic
Costume design: Tina Bonča
Sound design: Julij Zornik
Producers: Sonja Prosenc, Rok Sečen / MONOO
Co-producer: Tamara Babun / WOLFGANG & DOLLY LLC
Co-producer: Katja Šoltes – scenographer and architect
Co-financed and supported by: Slovenian Film Centre, Viba Film Studio, Croatian Audiovisual Centre

Anna and Lars are staying on a remote Mediterranean island for the summer holidays. It feels like paradise, until an unexpected encounter puts their relationship to the test, pushing them to re-evaluate what they want from each other.

IN PRODUCTION

Pelican / Pelikan

feature length fiction

original title: Pelikan

anticipated length: 80'

writers: Nikolina Bogdanović & Filip Heraković
director: Filip Heraković

DOP: Tomislav Krnić

Producers: Tamara Babun & Matija Drniković / WOLFGANG & DOLLY LLC

Co-financed by: Croatian Audiovisual Centre
Expected completion date: Februrary 2022

Josip is a football player recovering at a health spa from a knee injury seriously threatening his career. Confronted with a pending life change, he is going through an identity crisis and trying to reinvent himself. After a failed visit from his girlfriend and his best friend, an opportunity arises for him to try something new when being mistaken for someone else at a conference taking place at the hotel he is staying in. 

Funk YU

hybrid

original title: Funk Yu

anticipated length: 70'

writer and director: Franko Dujmić

DOP: Frane Pamić

Producers: Tamara Babun & Matija Drniković / WOLFGANG & DOLLY LLC

Co-financed by: Croatian Audiovisual Centre
Expected completion date: March 2022

Franko is an editor and an animator. He wants to be a musician, but has no talent whatsoever. So, he decides to be a DJ. In this film he is searching for one, mythical, record of exemplary Yugoslav funk. On his journey we meet people whose lives revolve around records and music and whose passion is immune to other earthly concerns. 

A Year of Endless Days / Godina prođe, dan nikako

documentary

original title: Godina prođe, dan nikako

anticipated length: 80'

writer and director: Renata Lučić

DOP: Marinko Marinkić

Producer: Tamara Babun / WOLFGANG & DOLLY LLC

Co-financed by: Croatian Audiovisual Centre
Expected completion date: June 2022

A Year of Endless Days follows two men from a small village in the eastern part of Croatia, Tomislav and Joso. They are in their 50s and we find them living without their wives. Mostly in search of means for a better life, these women went to work abroad a few years back. They found new partners and moved there permanently. We are introduced to the film by the director, who is also the narrator, and the protagonist of the film Renata. She is Tomislav’s daughter, and the story begins with her coming to her home village to visit her father. Throughout the film, Renata follows Tomislav and Joso in their daily life routines. During their comic social gatherings, the two friends often have conversation where, besides having a good time, they complain and lament, and through their communication we discover their life stories and we understand and get to know them as people. The film is mostly based on the observation mode from Renata's perspective, but at times she is participating by asking the guys questions, discussing something with them and also taking part in their activities. She is trying to untangle the complex web of emotions in her disintegrated family and to understand why her parents made the decisions they did, why some people stay and some people go and how come it is that she also ran away from the village in which she was born, like most women and young people did.

The Body / Telo

documentary

original title: Telo
anticipated length: 120'
writer and director: Petra Seliškar
DOP: Brand Ferro
editor: Sandra Bastašić
editing consultant: Vladimir Gojun
producers: Petra Seliškar & Brand Ferro / PETRA PAN FILM

co-producers: Tamara Babun / WOLFGANG & DOLLY, Sara Ferro / PPFP
Co-financed by: Slovenian Film Centre, North Macedonia Film Agency, Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Creative Europe - MEDIA, Eurimages

The Body is a poetic story about one woman’s struggle to overcome an incredibly rare autoimmune disease; a glimpse into her life as she lives with a DNA chain full of mistakes almost impossible to fix. This is a film about Urška, a pianist, and the director's friend, shot over a period of 15 years. Based on one particular journey that Urška made from Slovenia to Macedonia to visit her friends in the summer of 2004. After this trip Urška’s immune system collapsed for the first time. Eleven years later she travels to the same location to face the place where the story of her ongoing illness began. The incredible nature resort of Prespa lake on the border with Albania and Greece is still untouched, while Urška’s body has changed completely. When Urška faces the lake, her life unfolds backwards over 38 years of her life. 

The Fighter / Borac

documentary

original title: Borac

anticipated length: 80'

writer and director: Damir Markovina

DOP: Tomislav Krnić

Producer: Tamara Babun / WOLFGANG & DOLLY LLC
Co-producer: Damir Markovina / Osoba D
Executive producer: Matija Drniković / WOLFGANG & DOLLY LLC

Co-financed by: Croatian Audiovisual Centre

THE FIGHTER is a film about the final sum of a moral life and repercussions of consistent political choices on one’s family, safety and social position. The author’s father Roko Markovina is living his retirement days restoring old boats on an island. From this point in his life we go back in time and revisit Roko’s role in politics during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina where he relentlessly advocated for peace and against nationalism. He survived several assassinations attempts and his whole family had to leave the country as both war and political refugees. Through archive materials we find out about his political activity and position. Through the newly filmed material we understand what the consequences of his activity are on him and the life path his family members were thrown in and if there are any regrets on his part. Damir Markovina, the director of the film, will participate in front of the camera as an active character and the challenging father-son relationship will play a significant role in how the story reveals itself to the audience.

Parenthood / Roditeljstvo

original title: Roditeljstvo

anticipated length: 120'

writer and director: Katarina Zrinka Matijević

DOP: Tomislav Krnić & Vjeran Hrpka

producers: Tamara Babun & Matija Drniković / WOLFGANG & DOLLY LLC

co-financed by: Croatian Audiovisual Centre
expected completion date: May 2023

Following the saying "helping your child find the right path will make you lose your own", the director uses a film camera to record moments of happiness, wonder, love, but also challenges, insecurities, fears, and burdens of parenthood. In painfully honest and humorous interviews with parents, she engages in an exchange of experiences on various parenting methods; with a couple awaiting their first child, she remembers the birth of her own daughter; and through observation of children playing and mimicking their parents' relationships, she offers an extensive film study of parenthood.

IN DEVELOPMENT

Mother Revolution / Majka revolucija

fiction

original title: Majka revolucija

anticipated length: 80'

writers: Nikolina Bogdanović, Damir Čučić, Slaven Zečević
director: Damir Čučić

DOP: Boris Poljak

Producer: Tamara Babun / WOLFGANG & DOLLY LLC

Co-financed by: Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Creative Europe – MEDIA

In a dystopian future, three women decide to take on the struggle to fight for a better tomorrow for their society. 

Stop Me if You Can / Zaustavi me ako možeš

original title: Zaustavi me ako možeš

anticipated length: 90'

writer and director: Bruna Bajić

Producers: Tamara Babun / WOLFGANG & DOLLY LLC

Co-financed by: Croatian Audiovisual Centre

Stop Me if You Can is a documentary devoted to the incredible power and strength of human beings and the awakening to the realisation that we should quit letting life happen to us and start becoming people who happen to life. The film follows the obstacles and dilemmas of the Paralympic swimmer Dino Sinovčić as he works towards becoming the best version of himself in all senses. 

Women.hr / Žene.hr

fiction

original title: Žene.hr

anticipated length: 110'

writer and director: Katarina Zrinka Matijević

Producers: Tamara Babun & Matija Drniković / WOLFGANG & DOLLY LLC

Co-financed by: Croatian Audiovisual Centre, REACT Development Fund

Jelena Zrinski was proclaimed the bravest woman in Europe, but she died exiled in Asia Minor. Ivana Brlić Mažuranić is the most translated children's books author in the world, who took her own life by hanging herself in a Zagreb sanatorium. Nasta Rojc is a painter whose paintings call for a revision of the start date of the European avant-garde. But during her lifetime, she was never appreciated by her professional environment and, due to her sexual orientation and uninhibited personality, she was excluded from public life. The destinies of the three heroines are intertwined in the imagined world between life and death through a series of events, both tragic and comic, as they search for their greatest loves - a son, a doctor and a wife - and find their true selves.

Midnight in a Perfect World / Ponoć, u savršenom svijetu

original title: Ponoć u savršenom svijetu

anticipated length: 110'

writer and director: Una Radić

Producers: Tamara Babun & Matija Drniković / WOLFGANG & DOLLY LLC

Co-financed by: Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Creative Europe – MEDIA

"My name is Marko. If Egypt doesn't release 45 Muslim women from prison within 72 hours, I will be executed" - ISIS has just blackmailed a small and usually unimportant country of Croatia. Soon these shocking words will intertwine the destiny of three different people. Leo, a former security agent who gave up on everything after his wife’s death and moved to a tiny island where he lives a Robinsonian lifestyle. Maja, a foreign affairs minister with a troubled marriage, and on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Sophie, a foreigner currently living in Croatia, whose worst fear, up until her husband Marko got kidnapped, was losing him to another woman. Together, they set off on a rescue mission. A series of events will demonstrate the helplessness of a few good people against greater economic interests and the three lead characters will realise there is nothing left to hope for, except the promise of a new life Sophie could bring to this world.