The Flying Machine 3D

Release date: 04-11-2011
Director: Martin Clapp, Geoff Lindsey

directed by Martin Clapp, Geoff Lindsey written by Geoff Lindsey animation Tim Allen directors of photography Krzysztof Ptak PSC, Michał Stajniak musical director Lang Lang production design by Marek Skrobecki, Wojciech Żogała costume design by Katarzyna Lewińska make-up by Sylwia Nowak, Marcin Rodak sound by Molinare London production managers Marcin Adamczewski (Live Action), Maja Grudzińska produced by Breakthru Films, Siewna 15, 94-250 Łodź, phone +48 42 253 28 08, fax +48 42 253 28 06, e-mail co-produced by Telewizja Polska SA; Media Skok; Canal+; Storm Studio; Accel Animation producer Hugh Welchman executive producer Simon Olswang associate producers Magdalena Bargieł, Adam Wyrwas co-financed by Polish Film Institute; Media Łódz Film Commission; Adam Mickiewicz Institute distribution Kino Świat world sales Distribution Workshop

Dolby 3D stereo/35 mm, colour, 1.78:1, Dolby Digital Surround, 75′

Poland / Norway / China 2010


In an animated story, two children discover an old piano that transforms into a flying machine and takes them on an adventure across Europe. Then, in live-action, hard-nosed businesswoman Georgie and her two neglected children watch that animated adventure, which also has the renowned pianist Lang Lang playing along with it in a concert hall. The family and Lang Lang get sucked into the 3-D animated world of the film they have just seen. Commissioned by Poland’s Minister of Culture, this film celebrates the bicentennial of Chopin’s birth.


Martin Clapp

Director of the stop-motion section of The Flying Machine. Was Head of Layout on BreakThru’s Oscar-winning Peter & theWolf, and has worked on the pre-visualisation process of many films, including Annecy-winner Free Jimmy, and Jerry Anderson’s New Captain Scarlet.


Marek Skrobecki

Creative Director of the stopmotion section of The Flying Machine. Production Designer and 2nd Unit Director of the stop-motion, Oscar-winning Peter & the Wolf. Winner of multiple awards for short films he directed (Special Jury Prize at the Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Filmfor D.I.M., Honorary Diploma at the Krakow FilmFestival for Ichthys).Worked as Art Director on Spielberg’s Schindler’s List.

Geoff Lindsey

Director of the live-action section of The Flying Machine. Has written for the UK’smost popular TV shows, including EastEnders and The Bill. Wrote and directed the short filmThe Clap, winner of numerous awards and finalist of the Turner Classic Movies Classic Shorts 2005.