A Little Pilot
Logline: Little Pila is a four-year-old girl with plenty of energy and imagination, and more than anything in the world, she longs to discover unknown lands. When her parents are at work, Pila spends time with her caring and somewhat anxious grandfather, an old man with a long grey beard and grey hair. He owns an old atlas with pictures of distant continents, and Pila loves going through its exciting pages, imagining their bathtub is an ocean she can dive into, lamps are forest vines she can climb like a monkey, and the furniture is snow-capped mountains she can glide down on her imaginary skis… Yet Pila’s energy and imaginary adventures cause havoc in the household. The items come crashing down, and Pila is constantly on the verge of falling. To protect her, her grandfather places an old, weathered helmet on her head, which she decorates with the sticker of a rooster. This rooster, with its rainbow tail, then comes to life and transports both adventurous Pila and her cautious grandfather to far-off lands. In each episode, Pila and her grandfather are taken to a different country, where they embark on new travel adventures. Upon their return, the girl’s desire for adventure is satisfied, and her grandfather is happy to have survived and gained courage.
Scriptwriters: Marcela Žgančíková
Producer: Petr Babinec
Production Company: Kouzelná animace
Format: animated series
Petr is a creative producer with more than ten years’ experience in the animation studio Kouzelná (Magic). The studio produces and services animated films (Fritzi: A Miraculous Revolutionary Tale, TvMiniUni), TV series (Mimi and Liza: Christmas Lights Mystery), video clips and commercials.
Marcela Žgančíková is currently studying screenwriting at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. Her short movies have been selected for the WFF (Poetika Anima, 2018) and Karlovy Vary IFF (Kid, 2019).