Scriptwriters: Agnieszka Matan and Joanna Pawluśkiewicz
Producer: Jan Naszewski
Production company: New Europe Film Sales
11 years old Nina lives with her father in a Slavic village next to the vast and pristine Białowieża forest. She loves the forest and breaking rules. It is the 10th century and the villagers are preparing for the main Slavic holiday – winter solstice, when god Swaróg – the big blacksmith – forges a new sun. Only this time things are different – the new sun doesn’t come up and the village and nature are in danger. Nina, together with Perun, the youngest son of Swaróg, goes on a journey to save the world. In the movie, they travel not only through the forest but also the kingdoms of different Slavic gods, the ministry of nature and the underworld. Nina is a story about courage, friendship and the acceptance of who we really are. It is a movie about belonging – to your family, your community and to the world of nature.
Education: Bartłomiej Nowodworski High School, Kraków, Poland
Sophomore year scholarship at the Bush School, Seattle, USA
Film Directing course at the Wajda School
Cultural studies – faculty of film studies, Jagiellonian University
The Second City, Chicago – scriptwriting
Improv-Olympic (iO), Chicago – theatre improvisation
Scriptwriter of Warsaw Uprising, scriptwriter for HBO Europe, TVN, Canal Plus (Pakt, Bez tajemnic).
Owner of the Warsaw-based boutique world sales company, New Europe Film Sales. The company’s catalogue includes award-winning and widely-sold films, such as Rams, Corpus Christi and Summer 1993. New Europe also has a slate of family animations and regularly picks up one or two animations per year. Recent animations sold by New Europe include Cattle Hill, Gordon & Paddy, and Jacob, Mimmi & the Talking Dogs.