The Star Child

Director: Marek Serafiński

written, directed & artwork by Marek Serafiński director of photography Paweł Śmietanka gaffer Henryk Bazydło 2D animation by Marek Serafiński, Piotr Hływa, Maciej Sznabel 3D animation by Maciej Sznabel co-operation Marek Netzel, Marcin Pietras backgrounds by Maciej Sznabel set design by Maciej Sznabel (3D) costume design by Katarzyna Kucharska music by Piotr Majchrzak sound by Piotr Majchrzak final mix by Piotr Knop (Dolby SR) edited by Maciej Sznabel, Marek Serafiński, Piotr Hływa make-up by Grażyna Jakubczak compositing by Piotr Hływa, Maciej Sznabel special effects by Piotr Hływa, Maciej Sznabel editorial by Joanna Wilczewska production manager Eugeniusz Gordziejuk

cast Cezary Morawski (Narrator), Kajetan Kęsicki (The Star Child), Joanna Górniak (Mother – Queen), Andrzej Niemirski (Warlock), Julian Mere (Woodman), Maciej Gąsiorek (Woodman), Katarzyna Stępkowska-Zbonik (Woodman’s Wife), Kamila Kijowska (Woodman’s Daughter), Robert Tondera (Bum – King), Tomasz Szajewski (Officer), Przemysław Szajewski (Guard), Robert Szatecki (Guard)

dubbing Jonasz Tołopiło (The Star Child), Monika Malec (Woodman’s Daughter), Janusz Wituch (Dignitary), Paweł Szczesny (Officer), Wiktor Skrzynecki (Guard), Leszek Zduń (Boy – Crow), Krzysztof Szczerbiński (Boy – Crow), Robert Tondera (Wolf), Monika Pikuła (Rabbit), Bożena Cichocka, Maria Strzelecka, Paweł Jackiewicz, Grzegorz Koncewicz

producers Marek Serafiński, Włodzimierz Matuszewski produced by Studio Miniatur Filmowych Warszawa, Serafiński Studio Graficzno – Filmowe laboratory Synchro Lab co-financed by the Polish Film Institute
combined film (actors & animation), colour, 23′
Poland 2006

 

Based on a tale by Oscar Wilde. A star falls from the winter sky into a wood, and there two shepherds find a strange infant. Though exquisitely beautiful of face and form, the Star-Child turns out to be a cruel and selfish boy. One day, he taunts a poor beggar-woman who, to his horror, then claims to be his mother.

Marek Serafiński
Born in 1954. Graduated from Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw – Graphics department and from the National Film School in Łódź – Animated Film Directing department. Author of scripts, artworks and animations.

Filmography:
1981 Mówca, 1984 Dworzec, 1986 Koncert, 1987 Beton, 1989 Wyścig, 1992 Egzamin, 1995 Narodziny, 1997 Garby, 2004 Zawodowiec, 2006 Syn gwiazd (The Star Child), 2007 Idea, 2009 Safari (The Safari).