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.
Asparuh Petrov (1981) developed a passion for animation after he graduated from the High School of Applied Arts in 1999. Until 2007, he worked as a motion designer, creating TV programme idents for several Bulgarian televisions. For the last 10 years, he has been working as a freelance animation director and creating his own animation projects. Asparuh is one of the lead directors of Compote Collective’s productions.
Vessela Dantcheva has been an animation professional since her graduation in animation in 2002. She is a co-founder of the Compote Collective production studio. For the last 12 years, she has been developing, directing and producing independent animation films, many of which are highly valued in the international animation industry. She is often a jury member at international festivals and pitching events. She is a lecturer in animation studies at the National Academy of Arts and the New Bulgarian University, Sofia.
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.