I've been dreaming

I've been dreaming tells a story of a girl living on a post apocalyptic wasteland (portrayed by Daria Sawczuk), who quietly dreams of becoming an opera singer. She lives her life from day to day, but one discovery has a chance to change her life forever.

  • Kacper Świderski
  • Kacper Świderski
  • Maciej Ślesicki
  • Warsaw Film School
  • Kacper Świderski
    Director of Photography
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    Short, Student
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    10 minutes 2 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 12, 2022
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Director Biography - Kacper Świderski

From an early age passionate about making short animated films and obsesed about DIY projects. Curious about the surrounding world. Over the years passion for art of animation and technology transformed into willingness to learn the secrets of making films. Currently a cinematography student at Warsaw Film School.

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Director Statement

Enduring nightmares in a moment of triumph or living hopelessly dreaming about it? I don’t know. Life is complicated, full of dreams and… disappointments. What makes dreams come true? Time, luck, determination? I don’t know. It’s easy to be disappointed…
And I still have lots of hopes and dreams- hence this film. It is based on various experiences of everyone who has worked on it. We wanted to show the struggle of a young person chasing their dreams in an ultra subjective way. Create something of a "point of view of a mind" with everything from world building to cinematography and sound design serving that purpose.
We decided to tell this story from the perspective of an aspiring classical singer because it is a brilliant example of a very individual goal. Our lead actress Daria is an actual opera singer and her passion for singing and insight on that world was very inspiring. She basically invited us to her world and that helped make our characters and interactions between them a lot more authentic.
Now I hope you will allow us to invite you to our little world created for this film.

With love,