Codelli

  • Documentary-Fiction Film
  • 85’
  • 2016
  • Slovenia

Codelli is a feature-length docudrama about a little-known film project by Slovenian inventor Baron Anton Codelli. Together with filmmaker and adventurer Hans Schomburgk he filmed in Togo in 1914 the first live-action film in Africa, which possibly inspired James Rice Burroughs for his novel on Tarzan. In the company of three Codelli's descendants and actor Primož Bezjak, we traced the fate of Codelli's film, brought the remains from Togo and Berlin to Ljubljana and used green screen technology to bring to life 15 live-action scenes based on 600 Codelli's museum photographs.

Credits order
Baron Codelli
Valentina Mladota
služkinja Marija
inženir Freiscmidt
Codellijeva mati
James Hodgson
Hans Schumburgk
četrta žena
Meg Gherts
Alphabetical order

Writing

screenwriter

Direction

director

Production

producer

Animation

lead animator

Cinematography

director of photography

Editing

film editor

Production design

production designer
production designer
production designer

Costume design

costume designer

Sound design

sound designer
sound designer
sound recordist
boom operator
assistant costume

production

production
co-production
financing
Iris Award
best cinematography
2017

Kategorija: dokumentarni film.

Alternative title
Baron Codelli in legenda o Tarzanu (slovenian) (working title)
Production countries
Slovenia
Technical data
Aspect ratio
1,77:1 // 16:9
Duration and length
85 minutes
Colour
Colour (some sequences in b/w)
Sound
stereo
Screening formats
digital DCP
Budget
Budget estimate
299,032 EUR
Grants
47,000 EUR
public call / Production
2014
187,700 EUR
public call / for the production of public cinematographic works by independent producers
2012

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