Happy Olo – The Merry Tale of Olo Doba

Release date: 29-09-2017
Director: Krzysztof Paweł Bogocz, Marcin Macuk
written & directed by Krzysztof Paweł Bogocz, Marcin Macuk director of photography Tomasz Woźniczka visual postproduction by Rio De Post costume by Ewa Grabowska-Macuk music by Sebastian Pikula, Wojciech Sobura, Marcin Macuk sound by Agata Chodyra sound on set by Marta Kosiorowska edited by Katarzyna Orzechowska animation by Krzysztof Ostrowski production manager Daniel Wojciech Macuk creative producers Marcin Macuk, Daniel Wojciech Macuk produced by Emma Production co-produced by Zachodniopomorski Fundusz Filmowy Pomerania Film, Green Box Paweł Sroka, Studio Dźwiękownia, Moozon Publishing distribution in Poland Emma Production character Aleksander Doba

colour, 62′

Poland 2017


A joyful celebration of life and the relentless pursuit of one’s dreams. Centered on Poland’s famous trans-Atlantic kayaker Aleksander “Olo” Doba and told in the style of a road movie, “Happy Olo” is a merry tale filled with optimism, music and love of life.

The film challenges cinematic convention as it follows the youthful 70-year old Olo through the Polish countryside, kayak in tow. During his overland journey he shares his stories and song, juxtaposed with footage of his Transatlantic exploits and animations of his numerous adventures.