The Uncle

feature fiction, 90′ (in development)
directed by Andrija Mardešić, David Kapac

Screenplay: Andrija Mardešić, David Kapac
Producer: Ivan Kelava

A „perfect“ Uncle holds a random family captive and forces them to celebrate Christmas. Every single day. Again and again…

– script development supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre
– project development supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre

– Mediterranean Film Insitute – Script to Film workshop 2017.

Andrija Mardešić (1985) graduated film and TV directing at the Zagreb Academy of Dramatic Arts. His short films brought him critical acclaim from Croatian film festivals including awards and special mentions for his latest work „Two all alone“. He also directed one of 3 short films in TV omnibus Short circuits (2014) by Croatian National Television.
After graduation he worked as director or writer on numerous TV series: Wind Rose (2011/12.), #Don’t tell anyone (2014.), Whichever Way the Ball Bounces (2015), Y- Generation (2014/15.), Zlatni dvori (2016).His short films include Scream in Darkness (2006), Night Drive (2006) The Damned (2007), Two (2011) , Iris (2012) , Short circuits (2013.), Two all alone (2016).

David Kapac was born in Zagreb, Croatia in 1986. In 2005 he enrolled into the undergraduate study at the Zagreb Academy of Dramatic Arts and graduated in 2011, earning a master’s degree in TV and film directing. His professional career started during his junior year, working as a director and a screenwriter on projects for HRT (Croatian national television) as well as on numerous TV and web commercials for various productions and marketing agencies. His short films earned him critical acclaim on Croatian film festivals and he was listed several times as one of the most promising young filmmakers by the film critics. Since 2011 he has been working as director and creative producer in FremantleMedia Croatia, on TV series for RTL Croatia.