HEART OF A TOWER

Feature animated film for kids

Far beyond the boarders of gloomy everyday stereotypes, there is a magical world Yourland, where the ravens act like the men, the building cranes walk like the robots, and a metal machine wants to rule over the world. Our little boy has to enter this world to find the truth and save Yourland - his own world.

 

ORIGINAL TITLE: Srdce Veže

DIRECTOR: Peter Budinsky

SCRIPT: Katarzyna Gondek, Peter Budinsky, Barbora Budinska, Patrik Pass, Phil Parker

STORY EDITOR: Kristina Majova

PRODUCER: BFILM (SK) - Peter Badač

CO-PRODUCERS: plutoon (SK) - Barbora Budinska, Stacka (BE) - Jan Hameeuw, BFILM (CZ), RTVS (SK)

EXPECTED RELEASE: 2021

"Exceptional and challenging project, one of the first ambitious Slovak feature films for children. Quality of the script and visuals surpasses standard schemes of feature films for kids. Production team consists of competent and very talented people and the project has a great perspective to enrich European cinematography."

(Slovak Audiovisual fund commission)

 

"The artwork showed the intended style that mixes photo collage with matte painting. The backgrounds are very detailed and have an epic, video game feel to it. It has certain appeal for the targeted audience, who tend to move away from "kiddie" animation.."

(Creative Europe MEDIA commission)

SYNOPSIS

There is absolutely nothing to like about these grey, steep concrete blocks mother made me move to. No wonder dad doesn't want to visit or even call. Nobody cares about me anymore. So I will stop caring as well. It's time to go.

 

Riki, a 10 year old boy, runs away from home, following a mysterious emergency signal sent by a shiny stone. The strange artefact seems to have a mind of its own, it takes Riki to the breathtaking parallel world of "Yourland" where wonderful machines roam golden deserts, monkeys and ravens talk and science peacefully coexists with nature.

 

The shining stone merges with Riki by hiding in his heart and asking him for protection. It seems everybody in Yourland is eager to procure this treasure, as it is the core of Yourland’s power and owning it gives a great deal of influence.

 

Who should Riki share his secret with? His new cheeky friend, Emma? Metal Man, the mighty robot? Tidling, a monkey general? Or nobody? Who can he trust?

 

We accompany Riki on his enchanting adventurous journey full of perils, traps and humor, to restore the stone, also called the “Heart of a Tower”, to its „nest”. It’s the only way for Riki to make it back home and save his own heart.

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