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Tony, Shelly and the Spirit

In cinemas from 2023

SK, CZ, HU, 80 minutest, animated, G

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

Cinekid, 2018
(Eurimages Co-production Development Award)

Stop Motion Forum 2020


Director´s Notes

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.

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