Konrad, an 18-year-old bodybuilder who wants to be an actor desperately fights for his absent father’s attention. Konrad lives in a small mining town in southern Poland. In his attempts to get noticed he looks up to his favorite action movie heroes, spends hours on the gym and signs up for a body building competition.An inner conflict between who he is and who he thinks he should be to get people’s acceptance soon leads to a depression.His life changes after he revisits his childhood passion  for acting.Will he find his own way? CALL ME TONY is a coming of age story about the time when the whole world expects us to have answers but all we have is questions.

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Running time: 62
  • Year: 2017
  • Color: colour

Director: Klaudiusz Chrostowski

Script: Klaudiusz Chrostowski

DOP: Michał Łuka

Music: Wojciech Frycz, Matuesz Hulbój

Editing: Sebastian Mialik

Production company: Michał Łuka, Klaudiusz Chrostowski


About the director:

Klaudiusz Chrostowski

Klaudiusz Chrostowski

Klaudiusz graduated from the University of the Arts London with a BA in Film and Video. After UAL he started Film Directing in the Łódź Film School where he directed both fiction and documentary films. He assisted in feature films such as "Lasting" dir. J. Borcuch and a World War I series "The Passing Bells" dir. B. Maher. His music video for Daniel Bloom’s Katarakta got nominated for the Fryderyk award in the Best Polish Music Video category. He currently lives in Warsaw, beginning to work on his second long documentary and developing a script for his fiction feature debut.

At festivals:

DOK Leipzig, Germany, 2017 (competition)

IDFA, The Netherlands, 2017 (ARRI IDFA Award for Best Student Documentary)

ZagrebDOX 2018, Croatia, 2018 (Special Mention)

DOKer Moscow, Russia, 2018 (competition)

Imagine Euro Tolerance Festival, Azerbaijan, 2018 (screening)

Beldocs, Serbia, 2018 (screening)

Doc Aviv, Israel, 2018 (screening)

MakeDox, Macedonia, 2018 (competition)

CinEast - Central and Eastern European FF, Luxembourg, 2018 (competition)

Listapad Minsk IFF, Belarus, 2018 (competition)

Escales Documentaiers, France, 2018 (screening)