Perfect Bounce

The Patient is sitting in the Therapist’s office, on the verge of the nervous breakdown, prodded by the Therapist to tell her story. Reluctantly, she begins: one day, a crazed stranger threw her a bouncy ball with a smiley face, which began behaving oddly once she brought her home. At night, her collection of stuffed toys began moving and surrounding her.... The Therapist doesn’t believe her story, but the Patient still needs to tell what the toys did to her and what she tried to do about it.

  • Sven Tomaško
    Director
    Odraz, Double Penetration
  • Sven Tomaško
    Writer
    The Reflection, Double Penetration
  • Katja Raušl
    Key Cast
    "The Patient"
  • Petra Bauman
    Key Cast
    "The Therapist"
    The Last Supper, Busker, The Tomato from Hell, Our Bridges
  • Rok Zorc
    Director of Photography
    Blood Brothers, The Reflection, Double Penetration
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Popolni odboj
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    horror, comedy
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 24, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    Slovenia
  • Country of Filming:
    Slovenia
  • Language:
    Slovenian
  • Shooting Format:
    digital FullHD
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Grossmann fantastic film & wine festival
    Ljutomer
    Slovenia
    July 24, 2021
  • 16. Trash Film Festival
    Varaždin
    Croatia
    September 10, 2021
    Croatia
    Official selection
  • #FLIF - Festival ljubiteljskega igranega filma 2021
    Kovor
    Slovenia
    November 6, 2021
    Best Actress (Katja Raušl & Petra Bauman)
  • 2nd Amateurs strike back ! International Film Festival
    Belgrade
    Serbia
    December 17, 2021
    Serbian premiere
    Winner
Director Biography - Sven Tomaško

Born in Slovenia and raised in Croatian Istria on a steady diet of old anime, Bud Spencer movies and classic Italian cinema aired on obscure Italian local TV, he always knew what movies he liked. Once he figured out what makes those movies appealing and how to achieve it, he teamed up with Rok Zorc and together, as Team ER.ZO, they began making his own short movies, alongside music, concert and promotional videos. Wrote, directed and edited The Reflection (2020), Double Penetration (2020) and Perfect Bounce (2021).

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Director Statement

This is my second attempt at making a short horror and one where I decided to offset my lack of budget and time for special effects with storyline and humour. After all, the result would necessarily be goofy - so why not play on that? As well as the inherent mild creepiness of every toy that has a face on it.