Baron Codelli / Baron Codelli (2016)

85 min / docu-fiction, Feature Film

Codelli is a feature-length docudrama about a little-known film project by Slovenian inventor Baron Anton Codelli. Together with filmmaker and adventurer Hans Schomburgk he filmed in Togo in 1914 the first live-action film in Africa, which possibly inspired James Rice Burroughs for his novel on Tarzan. In the company of three Codelli's descendants and actor Primož Bezjak, we traced the fate of Codelli's film, brought the remains from Togo and Berlin to Ljubljana and used the Green Screen technology to bring to life 15 live-action scenes based on 600 Codelli's museum photographs.


Cast

Maša Kagao Knez
Primož Bezjak
Janja Majzelj
Mojca Fatur
Gregor Zorc
Katarina Stegnar
Doroteja Nadrah
Kany Michel Obenga
Marinka Štern
Branko Jordan
Uroš Kaurin

Film crew

Director: Miha Čelar
Screenwriter: Miha Čelar
D.O.P.: Rožle Bregar
Chief Animator: Iztok Šuc
Music author: Silence
Production designer: Miha Čelar, Franc Lautar, Maja Weiseizen
Costume Designer: Nadja Bedjanič
Editor: Iztok Šuc, Aleksandar Stanojević
Sound designer: Gašper Loborec, Julij Zornik
Producer: Miha Čelar

Organizations

Production Company: Astral d.o.o.
Co-production Company: Kerozin, Produkcijska skupina Mangart d.o.o.
Co-funding: RTV Slovenija, Slovenski filmski center, javna agencija RS

Technical data

Film format: DCP
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Colours: color & b&w
Sound: Dolby SRD