PRODUCTION: Sick in Postproduction

By Iulia Blaga

    ZAGREB: Hrvoje Mabic is completing production on Sick, a 70 minute long lenght documentary following a young woman commited to a hospital by her parents to be "treated" for homosexuality, showing how preconceptions can nearly destroy a young life.

    Ana was locked away in a psychiatric institution by her parents at the age of 16 for five years. After being released from the hospital, still addicted to medicines, under continuous PTSD seizures, and on the verge of committing suicide, she finds purpose and meaning in her life in taking revenge on the hospital director and her parents. The only people she can rely on are her psychiatrist Dr. Lovrović and her girlfriend Martina.

    The film is produced by the Croatian company FADE IN (www.fadein.hr) with Mabić as a producer and Iva Tkalec as associate producer. Drugi Plan (www.drugiplan.hr, site under construction) is coproducing. The film was financially supported by the City of Zagreb - Department of Culture (www.zagreb.hr) with 9,400 Euro and the Netherlands Embassy in Zagreb (www.kroatie.nlambassade.org) with 14,800 Euro. FADE IN came with 4,000 Euro and Drugi Plan with 4,667 Euro, Morana Komljenović, the president of FADE IN, told FNE. The Ministry of Culture (www.min-kulture.hr) contributed 270 Euro for marketing the film.

    Sick was shot from 2009 to 2011. Bojana Burnać and Almir Fakić are the DOP's. The film will be released in the cinemas at the end of 2012. No sales agent is attached to the project yet.

    Production Information


    Nova Ves 18

    10 000 Zagreb, Croatia

    Phone/Fax: +385 (0)1 4667 815


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    Drugi Plan

    62a Heinzelova street

    Zagreb, Croatia

    Phone: +385 (0)1 619 70 62

    Fax: +385 (0)1 619 70 65


    drugiplan@ drugiplan.hr


    Director Hrvoje Mabic

    DOP: Bojana Burnać

    Almir Fakić

    Editor: Žarko Korać