Finished Films

Tomato Soup with Alphabet Pasta

Animation series (13 ep)

While “Tomato Soup with Alphabet Pasta” is primarily an animated series for children, it is also multigenerational. Believe it or not, in school cafeterias today, children still eat the same foods their parents ate. The basis for the cartoons is the Kompánia Troupe’s musical adaptations of the poems of János Lackfi. It’s not our goal to make the children like the food, but to joke with them about it, play with them, and maybe help them sneak a second serving.

Director: Bálint Benkovits – Balázs Sarkadi Nagy

Producer: Sándor Csortos Szabó

Based on a children’s poems: János Lackfi

Co-production partner: Derendo Animation

Year of Production: 2016-2017


Short film

Wellness tells the story of the relationship of two pensioner lady, Teri and Ilona. They have been friends since decades and they’re spending their vacation together in a wellness hotel paid by Ilona’s son. Despite the seemingly ideal situation, they cannot really enjoy themselves: the air conditioning in their room goes wrong and later one of Ilona’s former colleague turns up as well.

The film follows a day of their stay, when the ladies try to get the most out of the vacation. With their constant activity they try to suppress their own anxiety and during the day some unspoken secrets come to light as well. By the end of the day their friendship, based on habits and mutual concealment, reaches to a point that makes both of them reconsider what they know about each other and themselves.

Director: Virág Szabó

Producer: Sándor Csortos Szabó

Screenwriter: Virág Szabó

Based on a short story of: Krisztina Tóth

Cameraman: Gábor Tausz

Sound design: Máté Péterffy

Editing: Csilla Zsély

Cast: Ibolya Csonka, Márta Egri, Zsolt Kovács

Year of Production: 2016

23. Sarajevo Film Festival, 2017 – Virág Szabó: Wellness – Official Competition / Short Film



Director: Áron Mátyássy

Producer: Sándor Csortos Szabó, Ferenc Pusztai

Screenwriters: Áron Mátyássy, Péter Gál, Csaba Tóth

Dramaturge: Éva Zabezsinszkij

Cameraman: Márk Győri

Editing: Márton Gothár

Production designer: János Szabolcs

Sound: Gábor Balázs, Tamás Dévényi

Cast: Dorka Gryllus, Kornél Simon, Tamás Lengyel, Teréz Vass, Attila Árpa

Year of production: 2014-2015

Co-production partner: KMH Film

Víkend is about a weekend turning into tragedy in Transylvania. Three confident and successful hotshots from Budapest, István the building contractor, (Tamás Lengyel), Márta, his lawyer (Dorka Gryllus) and László, her husband (Kornél Simon) take off for a hunting trip to celebrate a victorious trial – that ended with exemption on the first degree, arriving to a small remote village surrounded by mountains.

Instead of relaxation they experience a dark weekend, full of secrets. Little by little the truth comes to light: not everybody are what they seem to be, they all lie, are manipulative and selfish, using the others to achieve their own goals.

HSC Golden Eye 2015 – Márk Győri: Weekend – Award for Best Cinematographer

Wish to be a Red Indian

Experimental short film

The Wish to be a Red Indian is the story of Franz Kafka’s last love and last friendship. Kafka met the last love of his life, Dora Diamant, a girl of Polish origin and twenty years younger than him when he was forty and less than a year before he died. They moved in together in Berlin. It was just a few years before when he met his last friend, the young medic Róbert Klopstock from Dombóvár in the High Tatras. Kafka, as Klaus Mann describes pathetically “breathed his last in his arms”. Dora Diamant and Róbert Klopstock lived through and were sticking with him through his last weeks, took care of him until his last moment in a sanatorium near Vienna. This is the place where Kafka calls on Klopstock: “Kill me, or else you are a murderer!”

The film retraces their story of love and friendship with particular visual techniques and with narration of Kafka’s thoughts expressed in private conversations excluded from public. His interesting reasoning also come to life. In a film without actors the images are the “visual tracking”, a process of dialectical play between image and narrative, the reminiscences told by Dora Diamant and Róbert Klopstock alternately.

Director: Tibor Szemző

Producer: Sándor Csortos Szabó

Screenwriters: András Forgách, Tibor Szemző

Cameraman: Tibor Szemző

Composer: Tibor Szemző

Editing: Andreas Schlichthuber

Cast: Barbara Massey, Andor Lukáts

Year of Production: 2014

NMHH Media Council – Tibor Szemző: Wish to be a Red Indian – Huszárik Zoltán Award

23. Alter-Native Film Festival, Targu Mures, Romania – The Ministry of Culture’s Award

Curse 3.

TV series of 10 episodes

Director: Áron Mátyássy

Producer: Sándor Csortos Szabó

Screenwriters: Péter Gál, Edit Zakál, Zsuzsanna Szászi

DOP: Márk Győri

Composer: Dániel Hérincs

Editing: Márton Gothár, Szilvia Papp, Péter Politzer

Cast: Ildikó Bánsági, Gábor Hevér, Zsófia Szamosi, Kata Pálfi, Alexandra Németh, Tibor Gáspár, Bálint Adorjáni, Edit Balázsovits, Eszter Földes, József Kádas, Benett Vilmányi, Bence Tasnádi, Tamás Rétfalvi, Niké Kurta, Gergely Kovács

Year of Production: 2013

Co-production partner: MEC Hungary

HSC Golden Eye 2013 – Márk Győri: The Curse 3Award for Best Cinematographer

The Brass Band Runs Amok

Feature and Tv family film

In the school of Kukucs town an experimental class started with the lead of teacher Riminyák. He is a strict pedagogue who follows the Prussian education principles, able to assign everyone on the class list to a recitation twice during one single class. And this is just one of his many small weaknesses! No wonder that under the leadership of the resourceful Szinyák the kids highjack the school bus and the whole class invades the forest. They move in to the empty Russian barrack and shortly after they discover having someone to accompany them: Igor, the Russian soldier who somehow remained here. Igor takes over the command and trains the youngsters very toughly. The kids soon realize that life was perhaps easier with teacher Riminyák. They start negotiating with the parents and the school through the local TV news, setting up the condition of Riminyák’s dismissal.

Director: Áron Mátyássy

Producer: Sándor Csortos Szabó

Screenwriters: István Csukás, Áron Mátyássy

DOP: Máté Herbai

Composer: Dániel Hérincs

Editing: Márton Gothár

Cast: Zoltán Schneider, Zalán Makranczi, Gábor Hevér, Frigyes Hollósi, Béla Fesztbaum, Simon Szemző, Tamás Sipos, Bence Rajcsányi, Kada Haála, Máté Szmeskó, Virág Koller, Andrea Roszik, Debóra Rónaszéki, Richárd Balogh, Achilles Horváth, Pál Kocsis, András Balogh

Year of Production: 2012-2014

Co-production partner: MEC Hungary

Curse 2.

Tv series of 9 episodes

Director: Áron Mátyássy

Producer: Sándor Csortos Szabó

Screenwriters: Péter Gál, Edit Zakál, Zsuzsanna Szászi

DOP: Márk Győri

Composer: Dániel Hérincs

Editing: Márton Gothár, Zoltán Kovács, Szilvia Papp

Cast: Ildikó Bánsági, Gábor Hevér, Zsófia Szamosi, Alexandra Németh, Richárd Balogh, János Bán, Benett Vilmányi, Bence Tasnádi, József Kádas, Edit Balázsovits, Annamária Fodor, Szabolcs Thuróczy

Year of Production: 2011

Co-production partner: Tv Com, MEC Hungary

P.S. – Please Sir!

Tv film

Frigyes Karinthy, the celebrated writer undergoes a brain surgery in Stockholm on the 5th of May 1936. During the operation a 16 years old young man appears in the theater in whom Karinthy seems to recognize his onetime himself. The young Frici invites the writer who is drifting between life and death into a strange world. All those childhood memories come alive that he has chronicled earlier in his novel Please Sir!. Yet, in the subjectively perceived closeness to death these nostalgic reminiscences appear now in a different refraction.

Karinthy is tottering worriedly in this inverted world while Frici falls in love, mingles into conflict with his form master, fails Hungarian class, it can be expected that he has to face military school. Finally it turns out that he is a natural born writer. One question remains open: is Karinthy’s surgery successful and could he return to the world of the living ?

Director: Áron Mátyássy

Producer: Sándor Csortos Szabó, István Koller

Screenwriter: Norbert Köbli

DOP: Márk Győri

Composer: Dániel Hérincs

Editing: Zoltán Kovács

Cast: Giacomello Roberto, Benett Vilmányi, Csaba Pindroch, Géza Hegedűs D., Frigyes Hollósi, Gábor Hevér, Brigitta Csepregi

Year of Production: 2010

Co-production partner: MEC Hungary


TV series of 4 episodes

Director: Áron Mátyássy

Producer: Gergely Fodor, András Pusztay

Screen play writers: Péter Gál, Zsuzsanna Szászi, Csaba Tóth, Edit Zakál

DOP: Márk Győri

Composer: Dániel Hérincs

Editing: Márton Gothár, Áron Mátyássy

Cast: Ildikó Bánsági, Kata Pálfi, Gábor Hevér, Zsófia Szamosi, Tilo Werner, Annamária Fodor, Alexandra Németh, Benett Vilmányi, Tibor Gáspár

Year of Production: 2009

41. Hungarian Film Week 2010 – Áron Mátyássy: The CurseAward for Best TV Film

Erasmus EuroMedia Awards 2010 – Áron Mátyássy: The CurseSeal of approval

The Pierre Woodman story


Director: Péter Szajki, András Kovács M.

Producer: Gergely Fodor, Tamás Zákonyi S, Norbet Köbli

DOP: Ábris Gosztola, Péter Rudolf Kiss

Editing: András Kovács M., Álmos Ozváry

Cast: Pierre Woodman

Year of Production: 2009

Co-production partner: HBO

Theatre in Szentendre


Director: István Szakály

Producer: Gergely Fodor

Screenwriter: István Szakály

DOP: Sándor Kiss

Editing Reporter: Ingrid Hutterer

Editing: Sándor Kiss

Year of Production: 2009

Born Loser

TV series of 12 episodes

Director: Péter Bartos, Márton Szirmai, Barnabás Tóth, Gábor Fischer, Márton Vécsei, György Pálfi, Dániel Erdélyi

Producer: Gergely Fodor, Péter Gál, Judit Minda

Screenwriters: Bálint Hegedűs, Gábor Krigler, Balázs Lovas

Cameraman: Ábris Gosztola, Márton Miklauzic, András Gondár, Balázs Szügyi, Gergely Pohárnok, Balázs Márton, György Réder

Year of Production: 2008-2009

Co-production partner: HBO

BuSho Festival 2009 – György Pálfi: Ace poker (Born Loser) – Award for Best Comedy


Scientific Documentary

Director: Csaba Szekeres

Producer: Gergely Fodor

Screenwriter: Csaba Szekeres

Cameraman: Csaba Szekeres, Sándor Várkonyi

Year of Production: 2008

40. Hungarian Film Week 2009 – Csaba Szekeres: Nexus – Kollányi Ágoston Best Director’s prize