MissionPuffilm Group originated from the need of rejecting obvious forms of film narrative. We look for stories with dormant potential. Our pictures are of an intimate and sometimes rugged character with ambiguous texture. We show the world through people standing far from flashes of photojournalists, uninteresting for mainstream media. We observe the reality from the backstage, look for stains and watch patches on a lining. We focus on the detail, which lets us find lost contexts and reverse perspectives. We want to bring back authenticity to the story.
Here be dragons
Dalej są tylko smokiShort doc presenting forgotten fortunes of one of the most notable Polish voyagers. In a harsh climate of Central Asia, under unnamed five thousand meters peaks covered with glaciers, Leon Barszczewski was getting to know and taking photographs of nations, among which he was sent for living by authorities.
Sensitivity and modesty, so rare in explorers at that time, helped him win the favour of locals living in these unreachable lands. However, colonel Barszczewski''s most important discovery was made in the desert landscape of Buchara''s Emirate, nowadays Uzbekistan.
A story of Leon Barszczewski - discoverer of ancient Samarqand.
Gruzińska mozaika"Georgian mosaic" asks a question about identity of Georgia, a country located on East - West route, at the joint of European and Asian cultures. The aim of the reportage is showing the Polish-Georgian relations in a perspective of multinational experiences.
The main line of the reportage is 0331 internment camp in Kutaisi. A story of former Polish Home Army (pol. Armia Krajowa) soldiers arrested in the area of Vilnius (nowadays Lithuania) right after World War II and sent to this camp in summer of 1945 is being told. "Georgian mosaic" is a story of resistance, love and talent. Its main characters - camp prisoners, recently partisans - make friendships, love, act on a stage, prepare escape. In this beautiful yet strange world above all they attempt to survive without losing humanity. In the March of 1947, after two years of uncertainty, tough work and extremely bad food supply, a riot arises.
Poles - Georgians - Russians. Three perspectives intertwined with Polish memory with Georgian landscapes in the background. A forgotten story in melting pot of raw, Caucasian world.
This project has a patronage of Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Tbilisi.
Atrophy. Wroclawian Kaleidoscope
Atrofia. Wrocławski kalejdoskopAsleep monuments - a little dusty beauty of forgotten castles, palaces and churches of Polish Loire valley - Lower Silesia. Project about places off the beaten path, falling apart in silence and disappearing from maps one by one. Using photographic exhibition in Wroclawian tramways and buses, together with European Capital of Culture Wrocław 2016 we have realised project reminding about unexploited potential of these premises.
Izabela WesołowskaCofounder of Nordoya ltd. IT company owner of Puffilm brand. PhD student at European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) in Germany, specializing in media.
Member of multiple cultural projects, among others in Poland, Austria and Germany. She worked on German-Chinese cultural exchange project in Bejing and organised exhibition about abandoned Polish castles as a part of European Capital of Culture 2016.
Earlier, she was making documentary movie about post-World War II camps in Georgian Caucasus. Currently she writes a book about war stories.
Marcin WesołowskiCofounder of Nordoya ltd. IT company, owner of Puffilm brand. Engineer, PhD student on Electronics Faculty. Camera operator taking shots in Caucasus, Iran and Uzbekistan.
Together with Izabela he realised film and photographic projects about degrading Polish castles under European Capital of Culture 2016 umbrella. As a part of research interests, he constructed robots fighting at international championship in Vienna.
"Isia jest bardzo pilną uczennicą. Czasem nawet bardziej pilną ode mnie."
Marcin Wesołowski, CEO
"Izabela zawsze dawała z siebie wszystko. Gorąco polecam."