PRODUCTION: Poland Puts Money on Gods

Gods by Łukasz Palkowski Gods by Łukasz Palkowski

WARSAW: Gods, a drama about the Polish heart transplant pioneer, is in production in Warsaw.

The biopic, which focuses on the early career of cardio surgeon Zbigniew Religa, has received a healthy dose of financing from the Polish Film Institute: 2m PLN or almost 500,000 EUR toward an undisclosed budget.

Religa, who was the first cardio surgeon to successfully transplant a heart in Poland, battled moral, cultural and religious taboos as he revolutionized Polish medicine in the 1980’s.

Filming began on 11 October 2013 and will last until the beginning of November on locations in Warsaw, the Mazuria region and Silesia. The film is produced by Piotr Woźniak-Starak and Krzysztof
Rak of Watchout Productions.

The film is directed by Łukasz Palkowski with a script written by Krzysztof Rak who was a finalist at the 2013 Script Pro competition. The film has a cast of Polish stars with Tomasz Kot in the lead role.

The premiere is planned for autumn of 2014.

Production Information:

Director: Łukasz Palkowski
Screenwriter: Krzysztof Rak
Production company: Watchout Productions
Producer - Piotr Woźniak-Starak, Krzysztof Rak
Co-financing: Polish Film Institute
Cast: Tomasz Kot, Kinga Preis, Sonia Bohosiewicz, Marian Opania, Jan
Englert, Zbigniew Zamachowski, Władysław Kowalski,Damian Damięcki

Production contact:

Watchout Productions
Obserwatorów 7
02-714 Warsaw