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My name is Mariusz Wojtowicz. In Poland they call me Mario, in Italy Mariusz … it’s always nice to have an “exotic” friend, that’s to some extent the way I am.
In 1982 when I was 5, I was teleported (as I recall) to Italy where I lived until 2002. Then I returned to Warsaw, this time by plane because, unfortunately, the teleportation machine was out of order.
I work in the social sector, but I have artistic inclinations that lead me to do strange things: foot-painted pictures at the festival of street performers, an 8-minute single person show, the One Face Theater, and especially shorts.
Until now, I’ve shot three which did really well: 12 awards and 3 special mentions at international film festivals.
- ARTELESIA FESTIVAL 2010 “Light”: second place
- VIDEO FESTIVAL CITTA’ DI UDINE 2010 “Light”: second place
- A CORTO DI IDEE 2010 “Light”: Special Prize of the Jury
- MITREO FILM FESTIVAL 2009 “I love”: best story
- LAM SI GIRA 2009 “Light”: second place
- CORTO LOVERE 2009 “One Face Theater”: best low cost film
- L’ALTRO CORTO 2009 “Light”: Best Screenplay Award
- FESTIVAL UFFOA 2009 – Ustka (Polond) Two special mentions from the jury
- FESTIVAL OKFA 2009 – Konin (Polond) Special prize for the Polish Film Festival
- VIDEOFESTIVAL IMPERIA 2008 First prize in the International Category (Italian directors in the world)
- OCCHIETTI NERI 2008 “Light”: second place
- OPERA PRIMA 2007 “One Face Theater”: first place
- BAR CORTO 2007 “One Face Theater”: Prize of the Jury
- 38TH “FESTIVAL OF NATIONS” IN EBENSEE 2010 (Austria): special mentions from the jury for “Light”
- FILM FESTIVAL OF GHEDI 2011 (Italy) special mentions from the jury for “Light”
We are talking about “low cost” films of my own production. At times I wasn’t able to pay the artists / technicians involved in my films. Instead I would offer them something in return, according to the logic of barter. For the sound engineer who gave me a hand I offered a year’s subscription to Parmigiano Reggiano, which I brought him every time I returned from my frequent trips to Italy. Others received just smiles, thanks, a dinner … This is an interesting approach, but it’s difficult to achieve a quality film this way. If you do not pay, people will not work for you, which they have the right to, but will simply do you a favor when they feel they have time on their hands. However, I must admit, in Poland I could always count on people’s goodwill and engagement.
With ”Marionetka” I want to make a quality leap. This is why I’m asking for support through crowdfunding. The film is about life, love, creation… There will be real actors and puppets playing, we will show you sculptures and original music as well… The meaning is not quite immediate, but it is an aesthetic film. One of those you can’t get out of your head.
In this section we would like to present you the work in progress and how it really behind the courtain. Have a moment to watch who incredibly smooth the movements of the marionettes are thanks to Angel Navarro, their creator.
And here's the process of creation...
€5: Digital photo album + thanks
This digital photo album shows photos from the set and all the staff working on this project. The album is signed by everybody. Additionally you'll get a mail with our sincere thanks with a "family" photo of the whole staff.
ATTENTION! THE DIGITAL PHOTO ALBUM+THANKS ARE ADDED TO EVERY PERK YOU CHOOSE.
€20: 2 fridge magnets
A couple of fridge magnets with puppets starring in the film to your collection (who doesn't have magnets on their fridge???) just to put them next to those with Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe.
€30: A modular sculpture - "do it yourself"
sculpture - "do it yourself", is a gadget that will definitely match
any interior style or be an original desk gadget at your office. It’s a gadget
that can’t be just missed out. You can put it together and you can take it to
pieces as many times as you want while relaxing and thinking over different
€40:Invitation to the film premiere in Cracow, Verona or Barcelona
Have you ever thought about going to Verona (Italy) or Krakow (Poland) or Barcelona (Spain)? So now you've got a good excuse to do so cause if you choose this perk you get an invitation to the film premiere in one of the above-mentioned cities of your choice! Btw, travel and accommodation costs are not included as we are going to spend all the money for the film production, so we are sorry about this little detail.
white long-sleeve for men and women with an original cosmic print. If you
choose this perk, don't forget to let us know your size or the person's to whom you intend to give this lovely present to make them absolutely
€60: DVD & Soundtrack of the film signed by the authors
Once you see the shots from the film and you hear the music you won't be able to stop watching and listening to this, so make your life more beautiful, add colours to your life by simply supporting our project, in exchange you will get this perk!
€70: Photo album
Photo album signed by the director (photos of the marionettes being created with designer, artists, technicians involved in the production). The album cover is just simply awesome, very stylish! You’ll definitely love it!
This absolutely gorgeous unisex sweatshirt with the film logo on the front and one of the puppets on the back might be yours if you just support Mario's dream to shoot his 4th short film. Btw, the sweatshirt matches perfectly any type of outfit and will give you a confidence of looking simply great in any situation!
€150: Canvas print
Imagine an artistic version of the space and a little silhouette that is pedaling on a tricycle towards a distant planet...
€150: Aluminium print
Imagine exactly the same as above but instead of canvas you'll get the picture on aluminium.
€150 Dinner cooked by Mario
Mario cooks really well after so many years of living in Italy so we believe him. Check him out! The dinner takes place in Warsaw. Btw, travel and accommodation costs are not included as we are going to spend all the money for the film production, so we are sorry about this little detail.
€250: Closing credits
If you decide to support us so strongly your name will be added to the list of closing credits and you will have our eternal gratitude! Thanks!
€500: Title of Associate Producer
Congrats! Choosing this perk you become Ms/Mr Associate Producer! Thanks a lot for your support! It means a lot to us and to Mario it means a world!
€1500: marionette+executive producerWow!!! Thanks a lot if you are even considering this kind of support! Our eternal gratitude is yours! Apart from the gratitude and the title of the Ms/Mr Executive Producer we would like you to have a little gift, one of the marionettes starring in the film.
Other ways to support us
Spread the word about our film! You and the IndieGOGO
Community can help us to make this film! By spreading the word to your friends,
family, colleagues, everybody you know you make our chances to shoot this film bigger and bigger. Thanks in advance for every word mentioned on the subject of the film!