CRUSH

An ambitious thief wants to steal a precious diamond from a heavily guarded vault. On his way, he unexpectedly meets competition – a femme fatale who appeared for the same purpose. The rivalry for the diamond slowly turns into a mutual fascination that takes the couple into a world between dream and reality. Their gameplay balances between danger and sensual flirtation. The film is a mix of crime and love story, with a dose of humor.

  • Genre: Animated
  • Country: Poland
  • Running time: 6
  • Year: 2022
  • Color: colour

Director: Jakub Socha, Michał Socha

Script: Michał Socha, Jakub Socha, Anna Bielak

Music: Patryk Zakrocki

Sound: Michał Fojcik

Production company: Letko

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About the directors:

Jakub Socha

Jakub Socha

Director, graphic designer, animator and visual artist. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. He is the author of artistic and fashion short films, music videos and social campaigns which have been repeatedly honored and awarded at Polish and international festivals. He is the co-author and screenwriter of three original title sequence for the cult series The Simpsons. Co-owner of animation and post production Studio Brosfx.

Filmography:

2020 – The Simpsons Extremsons

2017 – The Z mystery

2008 – Kaleidoscope

Michał Socha

Michał Socha

Graphic artist, animator and scriptwriter born in 1981. He graduated with honours from the Graphic Arts Department of Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. He specializes in animation and special effects for commercials and television productions. Among his short animations there are The Concert (2006) and Odlot (2007). A Chick (2008) is his third film.

Filmography:

2017 – ROOM

2014 – Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet

2014 – LOOP

2008 – Chick

At festivals:

Manchester Animation Festival 2023, United Kingdom, 2023 (competition)

London International Animation Festival 2023, United Kingdom, 2023 (competition)

Animateka 2023 International Animation Festival, Slovenia, 2023 (screening)

21st Bogotá Short Film Festival BOGOSHORTS, Colombia, 2023 (competition)

Anima 2024, the 43rd Brussels International Animation Film Festival, Belgium, 2024 (competition)

MONSTRA Lisbon Animation Festival 2024, Portugal, 2024 (competition)

24th Landshut Short Film Festival 2024, Germany, 2024 (Animation Award)

71st Martovski Film Festival, Serbia, 2024 (competition)

19th Athens Animfest, Greece, 2024 (competition)

36.FILMFEST DRESDEN, Germany, 2024 (screening)

Melbourne International Animation Festival 2024, Australia, 2024 (competition)

34th Mediawave International Film and Music Festival, Hungary, 2024 (competition)

Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2024, Japan, 2024 (competition)

26th Mecal Pro, the Barcelona International Short and Animation Festival, Spain, 2024 (competition)