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BAŠ ČELIK / BASH TCHELIK
Director: Rastko Ćirić
Screenplay: Branislava Ilić
Animation: Bash Tchelik Creative Team
Production: Pedro & Branko LDA
Technique: 3D animation
Running time: 90’
Estimated budget: 10.384.885,00 EUR
Estimated release date: 2015
Bash Tchelik is an old, well known and popular Serbian fairy tale. It is conceived as a family entertainment movie, with elements of horror, but filled with humour. Bash Tchelik was a great villain who wanted to seek revenge from the king who had imprisoned him. The story will be combined with elements of other Serbian fairy tales, and filled with creatures from Serbian mythology, whose design will be taken from the popular book, exhibition and a short animated film Ogres and Bogies (1989) by Rastko Ćirić.
Rastko Ćirić (1955) is a full professor of Illustration at the Faculty of Applied Arts, University of Arts, Belgrade. He is the founder of the subject of Animation at the FAA, Belgrade and the FAA Animation Studio (2006), and a Head of the Digital Arts Group of the Interdisciplinary Postgraduate studies at the University of Arts, Belgrade. He works in graphic design (illustration, logo, poster, ex-libris, comics), art graphic, animation and music. He had 35 solo exhibitions (Belgrade, Novi Sad, Ljubljana, Kopar, Annecy, Hiroshima…), made 14 animated films and published many books. For his work he received numerous awards and prizes.