He might not like it, but Tony has been glowing since the day he was born. It is a condition that caused him a lot of troubles. Just before the Christmas holidays, a new girl moves into Tony’s house. Shelly, an odd girl with thick glasses who carries a flashlight has a strange way of expressing herself. Tony is fascinated by her but he is also being cautious at first. But how he could resist her if she sees his condition as a superpower and him as a superhero! Together and with Shelly's flashlight, they are discovering their house filled with so many odd inhabitants and they are slowly getting to know each other. The kids have to joint all their efforts to figure out who’s behind the circuit of dark cracks that sucks out all the light bulbs, even the daylight, and leaves the house is in perpetual darkness. It must be because of the creature, "Spirit of the house", that the old landlord is said to guard. A film about being different, about friendship, and first loves… But above all about light and darkness.
Director: Filip Pošivač Script: Jana Šrámková Editor: Marek Kráľovský DOP: Denisa Buranová Art Director: Filip Pošivač Animators: Barbora Valecká, Marek Jasaň,
Tomáš Červený, Károly Papp Music: Ádám Balázs Sound: Peter Benjamin Lukacs Producers: Jakub Viktorín, Pavla Janoušková Kubečková Co-producers: Gábor Osváth
Pitching forums and co-production forums participation
Cartoon Springboard 2018
(Eurimages Co-production Development Award)
Stop Motion Forum 2020
The heroes of our feature film, Tony and Shelly, have been with me for several years now. For several years, Jana Šrámková and I have been developing characters united by one thing: they are different. The problem of being a little different than others is a familiar and ever-relevant topic for me, and one that we have all encountered at least once in our lifetimes, whether it was in kindergarten, joining a new sports team or work team. But not everyone can deal with differences, especially children. And that's one of the core themes of our film. While Shelly has come to terms with being different, for Tony and his parents that road still lies ahead.