Mysterious Scenes from Swamps

A young photographer comes to take some pictures into the large swamps. But by the passion for his favorite activity, he loses track of time and becomes lost.
The battery in his cellphone dies and young man after a few hours of wandering in the dark, he's unable to find the way back. Efforts is reflected in the next days, but no success. He becomes cut off from the world, only in his soul still believes in happy ending.
However, as days and nights are flowing, youth's mental condition worsens, starting panic and hallucinating and by his camera, he starts record videos, where he regrets everything bad that he ever has done. Through this recording, he enters into his conscience. He enters also deeper and deeper into the swamps and it seems that the hope dies in this gorgeous water hell. Can he find the way back out of the swamps or back to life?

  • Ash Sumpter
    Director
  • Ash Sumpter
    Writer
  • Peter Cyprian
    Key Cast
    Boy
  • Jaroslav Kováč
    Key Cast
    Fisherman #1
  • Andrej Valigurčin
    Key Cast
    Fisherman #2
  • Ash Sumpter
    Director of Photography
  • Project Type:
    Feature, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Psychological, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 8 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 5, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    27 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Slovakia
  • Country of Filming:
    Slovakia
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    HDV
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Slovak premiere in Dubnica nad Váhom
    Dubnica nad Váhom, Slovakia
    December 7, 2015
    Slovak premiere
  • CreActive International Open Film Festival

    Bangladesh
    June 10, 2016
    Bengali premiere
  • International Film Festival Trencianske Teplice
    Trenčianske Teplice
    Slovakia
    June 24, 2016
Director Biography - Ash Sumpter

Ash Sumpter (or Adam Pavlík) was born on 15.12.1997 in Ilava in Slovakia. In his early ages he experimented with shooting of films. Example of that is his amateur 12-minutes long version of Blair Witch. In year 2012 he made 25 minutes long experimental film called ICE. It was premiered on National Competition of Amateur Films and Video Films CINEAMA in Prievidza, Slovakia. At the end of the 2014 he finished his first feature fim „Mysterious Scenes from Swamps“ where he was involved as director, writer, cameraman, editor or composer of few songs. This film was screened at International Film Festival Trenčianske Teplice in Slovakia. In the summer of 2015 he worked as location assistent on 2nd season of Netflix original series „Marco Polo“, filmed in Slovakia. He’s participant of slovak-czech-polish film-workshop „Inspired by the History“ connected with educating about films about Second World War. In 2016, he was a member of international jury on International Open Film Festival (IOFF) 2016 in Bangladesh. In this year he also completed Yiddish-spoken short film from the times of holocaust „The Trees Will Remember“ Now, he’s visiting school focused on graphic of digital medias. He works also as cameraman on various culturas events or in local television called „Dubnicka internetova telka“. He has his own little production and distribution company called „Impact Films“.

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