“Paradise on Earth was part of dok.incubator in 2018, where we had the opportunity to work with internationally-active editors, producers and distributors,” Vojtek told FNE.
The film looks at the life of Andrej Bán, a well-known Slovak photographer, reporter and a close friend of Vojtek, who worked on Vojtek´s first long documentary Here We Are / My zdes, 2005, produced by Leon Productions. Vojtek accompanies Bán on his trips to Iraq, Turkey, Serbia and in his returns to post-war zones of Kosovo and Georgia, where Bán confesses to his friend about his personal struggles with depression and complicated relationships.
Mphilms produced the film with a budget of 180,000 EUR. The film was shot on location in Slovakia, Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Serbia and Kosovo throughout 40 shooting days from November 2013 until December 2018. The film was supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund.
Jaro Vojtek is known for his debut feature Children / Deti (produced by MPhilms) released in 2014.
Supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund
Director, Sound, DoP: Jaro Vojtek
Scriptwriters: Jaro Vojtek, Marek Leščák
Editor: Peter Harum
Music: Michal Nejtek