27-29.09.2022 warsaw / hybrid
30.09.2022 online

poland’s international co-production forum for films and series aimed at the children’s market. part of kids kino international film festival.

poland’s international co-production forum for films and series aimed at the children’s market. part of kids kino international film festival.

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Rubbish Life

GENERAL INFORMATION


Format: Animated film
Genre: Comedy / Family / Adventure
Duration: 80’–90’
Country of Production: Poland
Target Audience: Children 7–12, Teenagers
Language: Polish / English
Production Company: mfoka
Producer: Michał Nowak
Scriptwriter: Katarzyna Leśniak

Estimated Budget: 4,000,000 EUR
Confirmed Financing: 1%

Goals at Kids Kino Industry:

Funding / Co-producer / Distributor / Sales agent / Broadcaster

LOGLINE


In the divided society of a forgotten bin, Bottom tries to find his identity, belonging, and acceptance.

SYNOPSIS


In the Bin, the huge Rubbish City sprawls. Among all sort of trash, Bottom lives: a funny-looking, jagged bottle’s bottom. He’s the only one who doesn’t remember his life from before the Bin. This peculiar amnesia and the fact that Bottom is heavily damaged make him a second-class citizen, which causes increasing difficulty for him with maintaining his usefulness, thus avoiding final death. In the background of this private drama, the conflict between the two main groups of garbage, Papers and Bottles, escalates. Soon, Bottom will find himself stuck in the middle of this struggle. The fate of the entire Bin will depend on his decisions.

PITCHING TEAM


Michał Nowak

Producer

Michał Nowak is a graduate of media production at the University of Northampton. He has over 10 years of experience in production, gained through Polish and international projects. He is currently Head of Production at the Wajda School & Studio in Warsaw.

Katarzyna Leśniak

Scriptwriter

Katarzyna Leśniak is a graduate of media production at the University of Northampton and the Faculty of Philosophy at the Pedagogical University in Cracow. She is an editor of feature films and documentaries, including Birds Are Singing in Kigali, for which she received the individual award for best editing at the Gdynia Film Festival in 2017. Rubbish Life is her full-length film screenplay debut.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


Project developed within the Kids Kino Lab, script development programme.