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Production: Babtism goes into post-production

Katarzyna Grynienko 2009-08-27

Director Marcin Wrona has finished shooting on Baptism, his thriller based on a true story from the Polish underworld.

Babtism (Chrzest) is a story of a criminal who betrays his accomplishes and has to Warsaw, where he starts a new business and a family. He invites his brother to the babtism of his child in order to persuade him to fill as father and husband, when revenge comes.

This is a second feature from Wrona, who debuted with My Blood.

The shoot started on July 20, 2009, and after 23 of shooting days the production was wrapped up with an explosion scene filmed in the military unit in Kazuń. Once again, Wrona sets his film in famous Warsaw locations as well as parts of Piastów.

The Polish company ODEON Film Studio (www.odeon.com.p) is debuting as a producer with this title. The total budget of the film is PLN 2 million (€514,000), half of it financed by the Polish Film Institute (www.pisf.pl). Babtism is co-produced by Marcin Wrona, No Problem - Krzysztof Krawczyk (www.noproblem.com.pl) and the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Directing (www.wajdaschool.pl).

The producer told FNE that the end of post-production is planned to time the movie's premiere in the next year's edition of the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia, which will take place probably in May 2010.

Production contact:

ODEON Rybarczyk Productions

Rakowiecka 4

02-519 Warsaw

tel.: (+4822) 646 69 00

fax.: (+4822) 646 78 91

e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

www.odeon.com.pl

 

Production Company - Studio Filmowe Odeon

Producer - Leszek Rybarczyk, Marek Rudnicki

Co-production - Marcin Wrona, No Problem - Krzysztof Krawczyk, Mistrzowska Szkoła Reżyserii Filmowej Andrzeja Wajdy

Film współfinansowany przez Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej

Production management - Magdalena Jóźwiak, Marek Rudnicki

Crew:

Director ­- Marcin Wrona

Scriptwriters - Grzegorz Jankowski, Grażyna Trela, Dariusz Glazer

Cinematographer - Paweł Flis

Editing - Piotr Kmiecik

Set design - Dorota Łacek-Gorczyca

Costumes - Katarzyna Śródka

Nake-up - Beata Matuszczak

Cast:

Tomasz Schuchardt - Janek

Wojciech Zieliński - Michał

Natalia Rybicka - Magda (żona Michała)

Adam Woronowicz - Gruby (szef mafii)

Michał Koterski - Łysy (prawa ręka Grubego)

Paweł Tomaszewski ­- Wyżelowany (członek mafii)

Krzysztof Czeczot - Dres (członek mafii)

Robert Jurczyga - Czarny Podkoszulek (członek mafii)

Andrzej Franczyk - ojciec Michała

Iwonna Bielska - matka Magdy

Sławomir Rokita - ojciec Magdy

Mikołaj Kałucki­ - Adaś

Klaudia El Dursi - żona Grubego

Ola Radwańska - Agata, matka chrzestna

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