SUMMER WITH BERNARD
Adventure, Children SK/DE/other 90'
TARGET AUDIENCE AGE: 8 - 14
DIR.: Martina Sakova
PROD.: Katarina Krnacova, Martin Kleinmichel
PROD. COMP.: Silverart, PROJECTOR23
LOOKING FOR: co-production, distribution, sales agents, broadcasters, festivals, funding
Jonas (11) is looking forward to summer holidays. Escaping all the stress with stepdad Uli, he’ll stay with his cool grandfather in Slovakia, ideally forever. Weather is hot, no annoying parents around — holidays can start! But something is wrong with grandpa Bernard (57). He recently got off the track; he comes home late and sleeps during the day. Jonas is confused. Is grandpa sick, or maybe too old? Something must be done! To save the summer and get good old grandpa back, Jonas uses all kind of tricks. In attempt to fix Bernard’s love life he hacks into his computer and connects to dating websites, or he secretly opens a business. All plans go wrong but end happily. Thanks to Jonas, Bernard starts working again and even finds love. Jonas gives his relationship with Uli a second chance. After all, even adults seem to be able to change.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
MARTINA SAKOVA is a Slovak director & producer, studied film direction at Film Academy VSMU, at the Film Academy HFF and experimental media design at the University of Arts in Berlin. While her studies she worked at SK Nat. TV in Programme Department for Children and Youth. She lives and works in Berlin where in 2007 she co-founded production company Projector23. She works on concept development and as a director of short commercial formats and creative film projects. This is her feature debut.
Silverart has been formed and run by Katarina Krnacova, producer with 10 year long experience. She is Ex Oriente 2009 and EAVE 2015 graduate, a member of EFA and Slovak Film and TV Academy. She is a Delegate Producer of a family drama Little Harbour (dir. Iveta Grofova, Hulapa film/SK), a SK-CZ coproduction awarded with Crystal Bear at Berlinale 2017 for the Best Film in Generation Kplus. In Silverart, she is developing two feature films and a TV series, all set as international co-productions.