A boy who has nothing and a girl who seems to have everything embark on an adventure following fake Santa in the middle of the night. That night all of their Christmas wishes come true, but not quite the way they’ve each expected.
supported by Slovenski filmski centar, Film Fund Luxembourg, Slovak Audiovisual Fund (AVF), Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC), Eurimages, Creative Europe MEDIA Program, HRT, Filmski studio Viba Film, Re-Act
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ERIK is a 8-year-old boy, living in a youth home due to his problematic parents. His only wish is to go home for Christmas. Instead he gets to spend the holiday with a well-off family and their 6-year-old daughter LUCY who wishes for a puppy and a sister. In the middle of the night they encounter fake SANTA in the family’s living room, a thief in disguise. Full of hopes they hide in his car, but soon Santa gets rid of them and children embark on a very special Christmas adventure. Erik is determined to go home and Lucy follows him. After an extraordinary journey they finally sneak into Erik’s home and he realizes his parents haven’t kept their promise and haven’t changed a bit. But he has Mina as his friend now. Eventually, they both get what they wish for, just not the way they expect it.
Spacehead (Glavonja) is a feature film for children in development whose script is written by a popular Slovak children’s author Juraj Raýman. It will be directed and produced by Marina Andree Škop, known for feature SF for children My Grandpa is an Alien (2019) and Vanda Raýmanová, known for creating the animated comedy series for children Drobci (2016 – 2022).
When one day Alice’s (10) parents mysteriously disappear, she asks for help from a group of boy detectives. The search is complicated by her autistic brother Spacehead, who cannot stay at home alone, so they have to take him with them. Fortunately, the children find a way to communicate with the autistic boy and together they experience an adventure in which they will solve a great criminal mystery. An adventure that will bring them closer and change their lives forever.
The boy got a blue teddy bear for his fifth birthday. Although he desperately wanted to open the gift, his mom wouldn’t let him. When he grew up and became a dad, he decided to do everything to make his son’s dreams come true.
Based on: picture book “Catch Me the Blue Teddy Bear” by Silvija Šesto
Art Designer: Vanda Čižmek
Animation: Goran Stojnić, Ivana Šebestová
Music: Kralj Čačka
Sound: Luka Grubišić Čabo
Executive producer: Vanda Raýmanová
supported by Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC), Slovak Audiovisual Fund (AVF), City of Zagreb
The boy got a blue teddy bear for his fifth birthday. Although he desperately wanted to open the gift, his mom wouldn’t let him because bacteria often live on plush toys. The boy longed to unwrap teddy bear, fantasizing about playing with it. But one day his younger cousin visited him and took his plush toy away. The boy experienced a disappointment that he will remember for a long time. When he grew up and became a dad, he decided to do everything to make his son’s dreams come true.
Alice (12) has a secret. She is great at playing computer games… But no one knows.
feature / fantasy adventure for children / 8+
producer: Julietta Sichel
directed by Marina Andree Škop
screenplay: Hana Cielová
production: 8Heads Production
co-production: PomPom Film
development supported by Creative Europe MEDIA, Czech Film Fund
Alice (12) has a secret. She is great at playing computer games… But no one knows. Not even her mother, who has high expectations for her daughter. When her mother stumbles across her secret, it leads to a huge fight that ends in a car crash.
Alice wakes up and discovers she has been plunged into the world of a strange and mysterious game. She must gather a group of young gamers and, with their help, overthrow the Black Queen, who rules the land with an iron fist. Winning in this virtual realm is difficult, yet possible. The hardest battle, however, is waiting for Alice back in the real world.