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Teaching Infinity

 
Director : Jakub Jabłoński, Bartłomiej Kik
Producer : Zdzisław Kuczyński
Year of production : 2008
Running time : 14,50 min

synopsis
A surreal journey of a space castaway. Lost emergency capsules, a remote planet and close encounters with an intriguing Alien. A woman and her little robot companion investigate mysteries of a planet. Time and space play tricks on them.

creators

director, producer
Jakub Jabłoński (born 1981) - illustrator, animator, director. Studied painting and graphic art at the Fine Arts Academy in Łódź. He graduated from the Cinematography and Television Production Department at The Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Łódź, having specialized in animation and special effects.
He illustrates books and also specializes in such domains as animated film, comics or posters. He designs characters and set design for films and games.

director, producer
Bartłomiej Kik (born 1982) - draughtsman, animator, director. He graduated from the Cinematography and Television Production Department at The Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Łódź, having specialized in animation and special effects. His film interests include animation and modeling. He also makes illustrations for games, books, music albums, posters, etc. In his spare time he designs characters and writes a script for his next animated short.

producer
Zdzisław Kuczyński (The Film Studio INDEKS)
The Film Studio INDEKS (www.filmschool.lodz.pl) - founded in 1989 as an independent organizational and financial unit of The Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Łódź. The studio produces feature and other films of the outstanding graduates as well as those of the school’s lecturers.

distributor
Platige Image (www.platige.com)
A leading Polish post-production studio with over ten-years’ experience in advertising and film market. It has been constantly prized for its activities both in Poland and abroad.

The studio specializes in creating computer graphics, 3D animation, special digital effects and image composition for advertising and feature-length productions. Its track record includes several hundreds of advertisements, opening credits, video clips as well as special projects such as social campaigns, theatre productions and ventures commissioned by state institutions. An indispensable part of Platige Image’s activities is the production of animated films. The studio consists of three departments: PI Commercials, PI Animation, PI VFX Film.

PI Commercials - a department handling realisation of 2D, 3D animation and special effects for advertising productions. It has been cooperating with prestigious advertising agencies and production houses for years. Currently PI Commercials’ track record includes over 1 500 advertisements. It has been continually cooperating with foreign clients such as JWT London.

PI VFX Film - a department handling realisation of special effects for feature films mainly. It has created special effects for such films as Katyń, Popiełuszko, Zero and the controversial Antichrist directed by Lars Von Trier. Thanks to its vast experience supported by an appropriate technological back up and its own software, PI VFX Film is able to produce the most advanced special effects.
Since 2009 it has been continually cooperating with a British company The Mill Group, one of the most widely recognized brands in the world. The partnership of both companies is to provide Polish market with the possibility of working with the best, outstandingly talented specialists in the field of special effects in the world.

PI Animation - a department handling realisation of 3D animation. Its track record includes such productions as Tomasz Bagiński’s films: Academy Award-nominated The Cathedral, Fallen Art, which won the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Film Award for Best Short Animation, and the director’s latest film, The Kinematograph, nominated for the Golden Lion prize of the 66th Venice International Film Festival. Short animated films have guaranteed Platige Image the main prize at the largest festival of animation and special effects SIGGRAPH three times so far, as well as a Golden Palm nomination at Cannes film festival.
PI Animation has also created animated films for the video game The Witcher for which it received a nomination of the American Visual Effects Society, as well as Niezły kanał, an animated TV series, realised for Canal +, which won many awards.
While creating animated films, PI Animation implements the so-called special projects commissioned by theatres, museums and other cultural and art institutions. One of the recent productions is the virtual set for a commemorative concert of Krzysztof Penderecki entitled Seven Gates Of Jerusalem which became the basis for a musical-ballet film nominated by the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for Emmy Award 2009, and animations for Krzysztof Pastor’s ballet Tristan.
Platige Image organises its own feature-length productions. Currently, the company is working on the realization of a family animation Grandma (Babcia) and a live-action film HARDKOR 44 telling the story of the Warsaw Uprising in quite an unconventional way.

filmography (short animated films):
(2002) THE CATHEDRAL): Producer
(2002) UNDO: Producer
(2004) FALLEN ART: Producer
(2006) THE GREAT ESCAPE: Producer
(2006) MOLOCH: Producer
(2007) ARK: Co-Producer
(2008) TEACHING INFINITY: Distributor
(2008) CHICK: Producer, Distributor
(2009) THE KINEMATOGRAPH: Producer
(2010) PATHS OF HATE: Producer (in production)

  
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