Where To


A film about the fear of becoming a parent, told from a male perspective.

A young man tries to hold his life and career in order. He writes. Everything collapses when he realises that his wife is pregnant. He enters the dark space of his own fears where he is confronted by memories of his childhood. He needs to face the absence of his own father and embrace the pain. Only then, he will be ready to accept his newly born child and become a parent.

Director’s statement
Where To is a very personal film. It depicts the impossibility of a man to overcome his past self. Although he conquered a lot in the world, he still bears a cavity inside. The narrative aims to reveal the emptiness inside the man, which appears in opposition to the abundance outside. Often our own cravings are the reason for our own suffering, and when it continues long enough, the consequences can be disintegrating. The film will consist of two parts – the external world where the main character contemplates his past life, and the internal space, where his memories nail him down, leaving the only option of breaking the body in order to release the burden. The design of the film is conceptualised as a hand-drawn animation with a ball pen, referencing multinational corporations as a symbol of high-class professional prosperity, where the administration is kept in order thanks to the ink.


Asparuh Petrov

Vessela Dantcheva

Country of production


Target audience


Animation technique

ink-pen animation

Production company

Compote Collective

CEE Animation is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and co-funded by state funds and foundations and professional organisations from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.

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