My Way is a sweet-natured short about the anxieties of growing up, and the unknown forces (represented by the metaphorical pebble) that shape our life experiences. Directed by Veljko PopoviÄ‡ and made at Croatia’s Bold Studio, the film is based on a book written and illustrated by Svjetlan JunakoviÄ‡. Despite remaining faithful to the illustrator’s richly textured style, the director PopoviÄ‡ manages to avoid the blandness that plagues many book adaptations through a dynamic use of screen space and creative transitions between scenes. My Way has played at dozens of film festivals since its debut in 2010.
Story and visuals: Svjetlan JunakoviÄ‡
Director: Veljko PopoviÄ‡
Producer: Masha UdoviÄiÄ‡
Music and sound: Hrvoje Å tefotiÄ‡
Narator: Charles Foster
Animation: Zvonimir Haramija, Mirela IvankoviÄ‡ Bielen, Ana Horvat, Juliana KuÄan, Ana-Marija VidakoviÄ‡
Compositing: Masha UdoviÄiÄ‡, Zvonimir Haramija, Juliana KuÄan