Video Production

Films

 
 

Cassiopeia Pictures was originally set up to produce fiction and documentary films. We have a collection of award winning films that have been seen by audiences world wide. Most of our films were produced as international co-productions and were funded by public funding organisations (Westminster Arts Council, Creative Europe, Polish Film Institute) and international broadcasters (BBC, ZDF/Arte, TVP, MDR,) to name a few. We are very proud of them.

STORAGE (2009)

UK, 15 min., Fiction

 

Storage is the story of an autistic 19-year-old and the relationship with his father. Jason is isolated by his autism; his father loves him but is unable to break through Jason's defences to communicate this or anything else. Jason, meanwhile, boxes up everyday objects each box representing certain experiences he needs to control. When items suddenly go missing from the storage boxes, Jason's autistic world is forced to rub up against a more alien one, ours.

AWARDS Nominated for Best Short Film at Venice International Film Festival 2009

 

Writer/Director: David Lea, Producer: Kasia Skibinska, Cinematographer: Piers Leigh, Editor: Daniel Greenway, Music: Antony Tefler Brown, Icelandic Song: Emiliana Torrini

Cast: Tom Hughes, Steve Lello

In co-production with Lunar Film and TV, in association with Passion Pictures. Funding: Westminster Arts Council

 

WOJTEK - THE BEAR THAT WENT TO WAR (2011)

UK/Poland/Germany, 59 mins, Documentary

 

This is the story of Wojtek - a magnificent 500lb military bear who fought in World War Two alongside a band of Polish soldiers, shared their beer and cigarettes - and eventually their fate. Through understanding the life and death of this unique creature we discover new meanings to the terms immigrant, patriot, and human being.

World Premiere - DOKLeipzig, 22 October 2011
UK Premiere - Riverside Studios/London, 15 November 2011 

 

Directors: Will Hood and Adam Lavis, Producers: Kat Mansoor, Kasia Skibinska, Executive Producers: Monika Braid, Pinny Grylls, Cinematographer: Wojciech Staron, Narrator: Brian Blessed

Production companies: Animal Monday, Braidmade Films, TVP S.A. 
Funding: BBC Scotland, Polish Film Institute, MDR

 

 WALKING UNDER WATER (2014)

Poland/UK/Germany/Indonesia, 76 min., Documentary

 

The Badjao are sea nomads living near Borneo. For centuries, they lived on the sea and from the sea. But the fishing industry and diving resorts make it difficult for them to survive. With his uncle Alexan, young Sari goes on his first fishing trip, an initiation into the adult world. An underwater documentary with beautiful imagery and a moving story.

Director: Eliza Kubarska, Producer: Monika Braid, Co-producer: Stefan Kloos, Associate Producer: Kasia Skibinska, Cinematographer: Piotr Rosolowski

Production companies: Braidmade Films, Vertical Vision Film Studio, Kloos & Co. Funding: Polish Film Institute, ZDF/Arte, KBS TV

 

QUADRATURIN (2018)

UK, 17 min., Fiction

 

Quadraturin is a film adaptation of a darkly comical short story by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky, set in 1920s Soviet Union. Sutulin lives in a tiny, cramped room in a communal Soviet apartment. A mysterious stranger knocks on his door and offers him a promotional sample of Quadraturin, a miracle product that promises to enlarge interior spaces. Sutulin takes up the offer, with surprising consequences...

Director: Laura Hypponen, Producers: Patrick Hart, Kasia Skibinska, Cinematographer: Luca Rocchini

Cast: Edward Franklin, Olga Fedori, Jeff Fahey

World Sales: Tampere Film Agency reprints Quadraturin for worldwide distribution.

For more information please visit the film's official website.