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Sh_t Happens

Michaela Mihályi, David Štumpf
Czech Republic 2019 / 13’

An apartment building full of self centered inhabitants. Utterly exhausted caretaker and his sexually frustrated wife. Widowed deer drowning his sorrows in loads of alcohol… While trying to cope with their problems, they find themselves in a hard to solve triangle asking for absurd and irrational solutions. The consequences can easily become permanent, sometimes maybe too permanent. The film is a loose adaptation of a well-known biblical story while transforming it into an contemporary ironic narrative about how the world sometimes works.

Directors: Michaela Mihályi, David Štumpf 
Screenplay: Michaela Mihályi, David Štumpf 
Art Director: Michaela Mihályi 
Producer: Peter Badač 
Co-producers: Patrick Hernandez, Véronique Siegel 
Animation: David Štumpf 
Coloring: Matej Mihályi, Diana Cam Van Nguyen, Kriss Sagan, Bára Halířová, Peter Martinka, Kateřina Karhánková, Michaela Mihályi 
Editor: Katarína Pavelková 
Visual postproduction: David Štumpf 
Sound Designer: Damien Perrollaz, Francesco Porcellana 
Music: Olivier de Palma 
Production Manager: Jakub Rále

David Štumpf e Michaela Mihályi

David Štumpf  (1991, Slovakia) finished his BA studies at VŠMU in Bratislava with the film Cowboyland that has been selected for festivals in Annecy, Stuttgart or Hiroshima and it has won several awards at home and internationally. David is now living in Prague where he is finishing his MA degree at FAMU with the film SH_T HAPPENS. He also works as a freelance director and animator.

Michaela Mihályi (1991, Slovakia) is currently studying animation at FAMU in Prague, where she lives as well. She previously studied animation at VŠMU in Bratislava. She has an interest in telling stories using various techniques, from hand-drawn, cut-out to puppet animation. Besides school work, she works as a freelance animation director and illustrator. She has a dog called Ela and loves beer and coffee equally.