Cast Stanislav Kratochvíl, František Bednár,Vladimír Hučín, Amanda Nagyová, Marcela Bednárová, Iva Škrbelová
Jana Majerová, Darja Vojtelová, Rudolf Kokeny , Michal Slemenský, Dušan Vincúr, Vašek Lelič, Jozef Bobál, Rado Bednár, Braňo Bednár, Stanislav Stríšovský
Director of Photography Martin Kollár
Editor Marek Šulík, Zuzana Cséplő
Sound Tobiáš Potočný, Peter Lenděl
Music Marián Čurko
Vocal Veronika Seppová
Saxophone Alexander Platzner
Guitar Marek Šulík
Production Juraj Baláž, Slavomír Královič, Albert Malinovský, Tereza Horská, Silvie Holovská
Camera Assistants Leoš Vijačka, Jan Šuster, Havel Parkán, Štefan Bučka
Jimmy jib Otto Vojtičko
Grip Otto Kobylák
Lights Roland Kusenbauch
Additional crew Mária Lampertová – Hejtmánková, Kristína Šnircová, Kristína Klimeková, Katarína Hlinčíková, Miroslav Detvai, Albert Morávek, Braňo Gotthardt, Jakub Fišer, Miro Tóth
titles design Braňo Pepel
Pavol Pekarčík (1972)
Director and Producer
Born in Spišská Sobota, lives in Košice. Graduated in documentary filmmaking at the Film and Television Faculty at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. Together with Ivan Ostrochovský, he shot films Lesser Evil (2004), Wind (2004), Karakorum (2005), Uli Blaho (2008), Velvet Terrorists (2013). Editor and cinematographer on Ivan Ostrochovský’s film Ilja (2010). Assistant director on Martin Šulík’s Gypsy (2011). Co-producer, line producer and assistant director on Iveta Grófová’s Made in Ash (2012).
Ivan Ostrochovský (1972)
Director and Producer
Born in Žilina, lives in Bratislava. Graduated in documentary film-making at the Film and Television Faculty at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. Directed films Pietro Pascalo (2000), A Screenplay to a Documentary Film (2001), Ilja (2010), Velvet Terrorists (2013), together with Pavol Pekarčík directed films Lesser Evil (2004), Wind (2004), Karakorum (2005), Uli Blaho (2008).
Co-producer of Erika Hníková’s Matchmaking Mayor (2010), Bells of Happiness (2012) by Marek Šulík and Jana Bučka and Pavel Štingl’s Eugenic Minds (2013). Producer of the Celluloid Country (2012) TV series by Martin Šulík and Ivan Ostrochovský and Iveta Grófová’s Made in Ash (2012).
Peter Kerekes (1973)
Director and Producer
Born in Košice, lives in Vištuk. Graduated in film directing at the Film and Television Faculty at the Academy of Performing
Arts in Bratislava. Directed Morytats and Legends of Ladomira (1998), 66 Seasons (2003), Across the Border: Five Views from Neighbours – segment Helpers (2004), Cooking History (2009) and Velvet Terrorists (2013) together with Pavol Pekarčík
and Ivan Ostrochovský. Producer of 66 Seasons (2003), Cooking History (2009), Velvet Terrorists (2013) .
Martin Kollár (Director of Photography)
Martin Kollar was born in Zilina, Czechoslovakia (now Slovak Republic).
He studied at the Academy of Performing Arts Bratislava and has been working as a freelance photographer and cinematographer since he graduated. He has received several grants and awards, including the 3PPP photography grant, Fuji Film Euro Press Photo Award and the Backlight Photography Award in Finland. His work has been exhibited across the world, including Maison Europeen de la Photography Paris, France, Rencontres d’ Arles in France, MOCA Shanghai China, Guandong Museum of Art in China and Month of Photography in Krakow. He has published three photography books, Nothing Special (Actes sud 2008) and Cahier (Diaphane 2011) Field trip (Mack 2013)
He worked on several films as a cameraman, including Koza (Fiction), Velvet terrorists (documentary), Cooking history (documentary), Across the border: Five views from Neighbours (Documentary, segment “Helpers”), 66 Seasons (documentary), Ladomirova morytates and legends (documentary).
Marek Šulík (editor)
He was born in Zilina, Graduated from the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Bratislava. In 2005 was awarded the ZENTIVA award for young filmmakers at the international film festival FEBIOFEST, Bratislava. Through his work which centres on the social documentary he often collaborates with non-governmental organisations. He often collaborates on projects as a director and editor. He teaches documentary film making on Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Bratislava and works also as a lecturer on film workshops.
As editor, he cooperated on films by Peter Kerekes (66 Seasons, Velvet terrorists, Cooking history), Michal Suchý (Home movie, Pictograph), Róbert Švéda (Daemons), Juraj Lehotský (Miracle), and others. As director he worked on documents Seven Magical Years (2005), Journey of Magdalena Robinson (2008), Cigarettes and Songs (2010), Cans of time (2011), Bells of Happiness (2012) and others.
Zuzana Cséplő (editor)
Zuzana Cséplő was born in Bratislava, Slovakia. After graduating from the Slovak Technical University, she studied Editing at the Film and Television Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts (VŠMU) in Bratislava. As a film editor, she has collaborated with a number of leading Slovak filmmakers and worked on projects of various genres. She worked on a number of documentaries: The Last Caravan (Posledná maringotka, directed by Peter Beňovský, 2008), The Border (Hranica, directed by Jaroslav Vojtek, 2009), Ilja (directed by Ivan Ostrochovský, 2010) and feature films: A Sad Waltz (Smutný valčík, directed by Jaroslav Rihák, 1996), A Following Act (Ďalšie dejstvo – Következő felvonás, directed by Mátyás Prikler, 2006), Cinka Panna (directed by Dušan Rapoš, 2009), Thanks, Fine (Ďakujem, dobre, directed by Mátyás Prikler, 2009).