My Friend Ivor

Two friends from small Polish village, Piotr (60) and Ivor (45), embark on a journey to England being promised a job and better life. But soon their hopes are shattered: they've been lured by Roma's gang to do slavery work with no chance to escape.

  • Aleksandra Czenczek
    Director
  • Aleksandra Czenczek
    Writer
  • Jessica Madu
    Writer
  • Adriana Kulig
    Producer
  • Janusz Guttner
    Key Cast
  • Adolfo Espina
    Key Cast
  • Bartek Morawski
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 13, 2014
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • The Unchosen Modern Day Slavery Short Film Competition
    London
    United Kingdom
    October 8, 2014
    international premiere
    Best Film (UK production category)
  • 15th Gwangju International Film Festival
    Gwangju
    Korea, Republic of
    Asia Premiere
    Official Selection
  • National Film Awards
    London
    United Kingdom
    March 31, 2015
    Nomination at Best Short Film category
  • 15th Belfast Film Festival
    Belfast
    Ireland
  • 7th FilmOFFisko Film Festival
    Jastrzebie Zdroj
    Poland
    September 22, 2015
  • 46th Tampere Film Festival
    Tampere
    Finland
    March 12, 2016
Director Biography - Aleksandra Czenczek

Born in 1980 in Poland. She graduated in Cinema and Audiovisual Arts at the Institut Européen de Cinéma et d’Audiovisuel in Nancy, France.
Since 2004, she has been working in London as a visual effects artist on films and TV, as well as writing and directing independent film projects. In 2011 she received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Graphic Design and Art Direction for her visual effects work on 'First Life with David Attenborough'.
Her short films have won prizes at short film festivals in Poland: ‘The Colours’ (2002) ­three prizes and ‘The Runner’ (2003, an animated short) - five prizes including the Award of Ministry of Polish Culture. In 2008, 'In Silence' was screened at Short Film Corner of Cannes Film Festival.
In 2006, Aleksandra set up Modalfish Productions Ltd. Her first feature film 'Dolls Can’t Cry', staring award winning British actress Lara Belmont premiered in 2012 in London and in March 2013 in Poland. In 2013 it was screened in the independent cinemas around Poland and UK and at the international film festivals in South Korea, Poland and Turkey.
Her recent short ‘My name is Mercedes’ has just started festival cicruit.

FILMOGRAPHY
My friend Ivor 2014, 8 min, AKA FILM & Modalfish Productions, Poland/UK
Brothers 2014, 5min, AKA FILM & Modalfish Productions, UK
My name is Mercedes 2014, 8min, Modalfish Productions, UK
Dolls Can't Cry 2012, 82min, Modalfish Productions, UK
In Silence 2008, 7 min, Modalfish Productions, UK
Cities of Lonely People 2005, 3min, France
Le Passeur (The Runner) 2003, 3min DESS INI, France
Ko San Ryu Mon Ji 2003, 26 min, L’Institut Européen de Cinema et d’Audiovisuel, Nancy, France
Le Toucher (The touch) 2000, 3 min, France
Thanatoscopie 2003, 16 min, IECA, Nancy, France
Je veux dire (I wanna say) 2003, 9 min, France
Les Colours (The colours) 2002, 5min, France
Hubert van Nielsen’s Epitaph 2000, 8min, Poland

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