Kaylo - CIECHO

"Ciecho" is a first KAYLO's satire song that revolves around the legendary Polish town of Ciechocinek. The town, known for its sanatoriums and attractions catering to tourists seeking an active holiday, holds a unique charm. According to legend, it becomes a place where older sanatorium patients seek new love. The city is filled with dance venues, where they gather in hopes of finding love.

The story focuses on a local Casanova named "Ciecho," a nickname derived from "Ciacho" (hunky) and "Ciechocinek." He frequents the local disco called "San Atorium" (a play on the word "sanatorium") to pursue potential romantic interests. At the disco, he catches the attention of a cloakroom girl who also embraces the "hunting" atmosphere, trying to win Ciecho's heart. Unfortunately, both of their attempts at romance prove unsuccessful.

The music video represents the characters' souls rather than their physical appearances. It walks a fine line between classiness and shoddiness, humor and ridiculousness. The video cleverly incorporates funny elements, such as the name of the disco, the split word "San Atorium," and the presence of a famous singer nicknamed KASA at the cash desk. The security guard is portrayed by a renowned Polish stand-up comedian, adding to the satire of the script. The DJ in the video is an actual 70-year-old resident of Ciechocinek, who inspired the main character's style.

Several details in the video add to the comedic effect and cultural references. The telephone number written by the cloakroom girls, 534 69 247, can be humorously translated to SEX 69 24/7. The main character pays with counterfeit 9 Polish Zloty notes, intended to feature the face of famous footballer Robert Lewandowski (nicknamed LEWY which also happens to be a slang word for counterfeit), but the permission was withdrawn, leading to a change in the scene. The scene with two hats was created to address a script flaw, as Ciecho needed to leave something in the cloakroom but still wear a hat on the dance floor.

The overall video exudes an 80s vibe, with vibrant lights and a variety of dance styles, aiming to evoke nostalgic memories for older viewers while captivating younger audiences in a timeless world of disco.

  • Pawel Stokajlo
  • Pawel Stokajlo
  • Pawel Stokajlo
  • Piotr Smolenski
  • Piotr Smolenski
  • Marcin Wojcik
  • Katarzyna Smolenska
    Production Manager
  • Renata Lewandowska
  • Paulina Mężykowska
    Hair stylist
  • Pawel Stokajlo
    Key Cast
  • Wiktoria Raszyńska
    Key Cast
    "Cloakroom girl"
  • Krzysztof Kassowski
    Key Cast
  • Grzegorz Halama
    Key Cast
    "Bouncer (inside)"
  • Norbert Gradowski
    Key Cast
    "Bouncer 1 (outside)"
  • Yared Kenne Woyesa
    Key Cast
  • Jerzy Gradowski
    Key Cast
  • Marcin Wojcik
    Key Cast
    "Bouncer 2 (outside)"
  • Pawel Stokajlo
    Production Design
  • Pawel Stokajlo
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 13 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 6, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    4,500 USD
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Director Biography - Pawel Stokajlo, Piotr Smolenski


Like pepper and salt, Pawel Stokajlo and Piotr Smolenski are the complementing elements in the realm of filmmaking, coming together to create a harmonious blend of creativity and expertise.

Just as pepper adds a bold and dynamic flavor to a dish, Piotr Smolenski's direction and mastery of cinematography bring a distinct and captivating visual style to their collaborative projects. His exceptional talent behind the camera has earned him numerous accolades, including the prestigious YACH and BMVA prizes, symbolizing his outstanding contribution to the industry. His ability to capture the essence of the subject matter and evoke emotions through his camera work is akin to the way pepper enhances the taste profile of a dish, leaving a lasting impact on the audience.

Meanwhile, like salt, Pawel Stokajlo's contributions bring balance and depth to their work. Drawing from his background as a creative director in advertising, he possesses an innate understanding of storytelling and knows how to craft compelling narratives. His skills as a music producer and scriptwriter provide the essential seasoning that ties everything together, ensuring that every aspect of their projects is meticulously crafted.

Just as a perfectly spiced dish delights the palate, the collaboration between Pawel and Piotr results in visually stunning and emotionally resonant films. Their friendship and shared passion serve as the foundation for their creative synergy, allowing them to push boundaries and create unique experiences for their audiences.

Individually, Pawel Stokajlo and Piotr Smolenski are talented artists, but together, they form an unstoppable duo. Their chemistry, like the harmonious combination of pepper and salt, enhances their storytelling abilities and results in a body of work that is greater than the sum of its parts.

With their distinct roles and complementary talents, Pawel Stokajlo and Piotr Smolenski continue to leave an indelible mark on the world of filmmaking, much like the way pepper and salt elevate the flavors of a dish. Their collaboration is a testament to the power of unity and the artistry that can be achieved when two talents come together with a shared vision.

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