MY GRANDPA IS AN ALIEN

Logline:

Extraordinary adventure of a girl and an alien robot in a mission to save her partly alien family.

Synopsis:

In a single moment, the entire life of a girl Una is turned upside down; her grandpa is abducted by aliens and her mum collapses and ends up in a hospital. Una discovers that her grandpa is an alien himself whose spaceship hit the planet some time ago, and there’s still his pilot, a small grumpy robot. Una and the robot have less than 24 hours to find and rescue her grandpa. This extraordinary adventure will lead to a new friendship, the rational robotic logic will be replaced by emotions and Una’s selfless love will save her partly alien family.

Directors' statement:

Through a friendship between a little girl and an alien robot My Grandpa tells a story of the life giving power of love. It is a fantasy adventure for audiences aged 7 to 12. We believe in making interesting films with important messages for the youth, films they will grow with and learn from. The message of this film is universal: love can give life. In an increasingly individualistic world, we feel it is important to encourage young people towards fellowship, friendships and love – values which will enrich their lives.

Festivals:

Awards

  • Golden Arena for the Best Cinematography, Pula Film Festival 2019
  • Golden Arena for the Best Visual Effects, Pula Film Festival 2019

Festivals

  • International Film Festival for Children KinoKino 2019
  • International childrens’ film festival FIFEM 2019
  • JE.F festival 2019
  • BUFF Malmö Film Festival 2019
  • Kristiansand International Children’s Film Festival 2019
  • Zlín Film Festival – International Film Festival for Children and Youth 2019
  • Molodist Kyiv – Teen Screen Competition 2019
  • Tel Aviv International Children’s Film Festival 2019
  • Pula Film Festival, Croatia 2019
  • Šipan Film Festival, Croatia 2019
  • Sarajevo Film Festival, BH 2019
  • Betina Film Festival, Croatia 2019
  • Bihać Avantura Film Festival Avant&Una 2019.
  • Cambridge Film Festival, UK 2019
  • Zero Plus IFF, Russia 2019
  • Festival of Slovenian Film, Portorož 2019
  • SciFi Film Festival, Australia 2019
  • Lucas Film Festival, Frankfurt 2019
  • Cinekid, Amsterdam 2019
  • Warsaw International Film Festival, Poland 2019
  • CineEast Luxembourg 2019
  • Eastern Neighbours Film Festival, The Hague, The Netherlands, 2019
  • Cottbus Film Festival, Germany 2019
  • Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival / Just Film Children’s Programme 2019

Development Awards:

  • BeActive Award for the Best Scripted Content
  • Prime4Kids&Family Award for the Best Children’s Project

Creative Crew:

Directed by: DRAŽEN ŽARKOVIĆ, MARINA ANDREE ŠKOP
Screenplay: PAVLICA BAJSIĆ, BRANKO RUŽIĆ
Inspired by the story «My Grandpa is an Alien» by Irena Krčelić
Story development: DRAŽEN ŽARKOVIĆ, DARIJA KULENOVIĆ GUDAN, MARINA ANDREE ŠKOP
Producers: DARIJA KULENOVIĆ GUDAN, MARINA ANDREE ŠKOP
Co-producers: ADOLF EL ASSAL, TRINE AADALEN LO, NICHOLAS SANDO, DAGMAR SEDLAČKOVA, TOMAŠ MICHALEK, MARKO ŠKOP, JAN MELIŠ, IDA WEISS, SENAD ZAIMOVIĆ, BOJAN HADŽIHALILOVIĆ
Cinematography: SVEN PEPEONIK
Editing: MARINA ANDREE ŠKOP
Sound design: DANIEL ANGYAL
Music: STEIN BERGE SVENDSEN
Costumes: ZORANA MEIĆ
Art direction: PETRA KRILETIĆ
Make-up Artist: MOJCA GOROGRANC PETRUŠEVSKA
Sound recordist: LUKA GRUBIŠIĆ ČABO
Concept and character design: ZDENKO BAŠIĆ, MICHAL STRUSS
Animatronics team: RENÉ KRUPANSKÝ, KRYŠTOF KRUPANSKÝ, MIREK HOLUB, TOMÁŠ PROCHÁZKA
Animation: KRSTO JARAM, MICHAL STRUSS, ANTONIO ILIC, MAGICLAB

Technical Data:

Feature film / Fantasy, Adventure, Children

Length: 79 min.
Language: Croatian
Format: DCP, colour, 25fps
Ratio: 1:2,35
Sound: 5.1
Year Of Production: 2019
Countries of production: Croatia, Luxembourg, Norway, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Original title: Moj dida je pao s Marsa

Cast:

LANA HRANJEC: Una
NILS OLE OFTEBRO: Grandpa
PETRA POLNIŠOVA: Mother
OZREN GRABARIĆ: Dodo
ALEX RAKOŠ, SVEN BARAC, TONKA KOVAČIĆ

Production:

Produced by STUDIO DIM (Croatia)

Coproducers:
WADY FILMS (Luxembourg)
FILMBIN (Norway)
MASTERFILM, S.R.O. (Czech Republic)
ARTILERIA (Slovakia)
SENCA STUDIO and ART REBEL 9 d.o.o. (Slovenia)
FABRIKA D.O.O. SARAJEVO (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
HRVATSKA RADIOTELEVIZIJA (Croatia)

Financial support:
Croatian Audiovisual Centre, CE MEDIA Programme, Film Fund Luxembourg, Norwegian Film Institute (NFI), Filminvest3, State Fund for the Support and Development of Czech Cinematography, Slovak Audiovisual Fund, Slovenian Film Centre, Film Fund Sarajevo, Croatian Radiotelevison