Happy Olo – A Merry Tale of Olo Doba


Happy Olo – pogodna ballada o Olku Dobie
reż|dir Krzysztof Paweł Bogocz, Marcin Macuk | PL | 2017 | 65 min
prod|pro Marcin Macuk scen|wr Krzysztof Paweł Bogocz, Marcin Macuk zdj|ph Tomasz Woźniczka muz|mus Sebastian Pikula, Wojciech Sobura, Marcin Mocuk mon|ed Katarzyna Orzechowska ob|cast Aleksander Doba dys|dis Emma Production


A joyful celebration of life and the relentless pursuit of one’s dreams. Centered on Poland’s famous trans-Atlantic kayaker Aleksander “Olo” Doba and told in the style of a road movie, “Happy Olo” is a merry tale filled with optimism, music and love of life. The film challenges cinematic convention as it follows the youthful 70-year old Olo through the Polish countryside, kayak in tow. During his overland journey he shares his stories and song, juxtaposed with footage of his Transatlantic exploits and animations of his numerous adventures. This film, with its larger-than-life character and radiant optimism, will be adored by viewers of all ages.

Krzysztof Paweł Bogocz (1969) Polish producer of documentaries, screenwriter and television director, music producer, creator of video clips, and composer. Graduated from University of Silesia with a degree in journalism. One of the most recognized Polish producers of video clips; cooperated with music bands such as Dżem, SBB, Izrael, Pogodno, Homo Twist, Łzy, Püdelsi, Negatyw, IRA, Agressiva 69, Kazik Staszewski, Lech Janerka and Big Cyc.

Marcin Macuk (1976) Also known as Emma Cuk. Polish composer, singer, music producer and multi-instrumentalist. From 2001 to 2008, he was a keyboardist in the music band Pogodno. Bass player in the band Hey, then a member of The Days and Snuz. Winner of the music award Fryderyk for the production of MTV Unplugged by Hey. Composed soundtracks to Marcin Wrona’s films: My Flesh and Blood (2009), The Christening (2010) and Demon (2015).

Krzysztof Paweł Bogocz, Marcin Macuk
2017 Happy Olo – pogodna ballada o Olku Dobie|Happy Olo – a Merry Tale of Olo Doba

© Festiwal Filmu i Sztuki Dwa Brzegi Kazimierz Dolny Janowiec nad Wisłą
Projekt i realizacja: Tomasz Żewłakow