Producer Agnieszka Kurzydlo told FNE the film is “inspired by a teenaged Polish mass murderer” of the 1950’s and looks at what unlocks evil.
The film is the feature debut of award-winning documentary director and DoP Marcin Koszałka with an all-Polish cast.
Kurzydlo told FNE the production had 80% of its funding from Poland, with 2.8 m PLN from the Polish Film Institute, almost 600,000 PLN from the Krakow Film Fund, MG funding of 200,000 PLN, and private investment. The Czech Film Fund gave a grant of 1.5 m CZK and the Slovak Audiovisual Fund gave 36,000 EUR.
The rest of the financing in the Czech Republic and Slovakia will be financed through a private equity and Public TV pre-sales.
Red Spider was shot on location in the Krakow region and at Alvernia film studio. The release date will depend upon a film festival roll-out.
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