Scene from the film Call Me Tony

Call Me Tony

  • Poland
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Konrad lives in a small mining town in southern Poland. An 18-year-old bodybuilder who wants to be an actor, he desperately fights for his absent father’s attention. In his attempts to get noticed, he admires his favorite action movie heroes, spends hours at the gym, and signs up for a bodybuilding competition. His inner conflict between who he is and who he thinks he should be, soon leads to depression. His life changes after he revisits his childhood passion for acting. Will he find his own path?

International premier took place at DOK Leipzig the film was awarded at IDFA Amsterdam in student competition. Call me Tony was selected to the main competition at the 15th edition of Millennium Docs Against Gravity, and awarded with the honorable mention at ZagrebDox.


  • Original Title
    Call Me Tony
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Klaudiusz Chrostowski
  • Cinematography
    Michał Łuka
  • Editing
    Sebastian Mialik
  • Music
    Wojtek Frycz
  • Sound
    Olga Pasternak
  • Runtime
    63 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Poland
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Imagine Euro Tolerance Festival, Azerbaijan, 2018
    • Beldocs, Serbia, 2018
    • Doc Aviv, Israel, 2018
    • Escales Documentaiers, France, 2018
    • DOK Leipzig, Germany, 2017
    • IDFA, The Netherlands, 2017
    • ZagrebDOX 2018, Croatia, 2018
    • DOKer Moscow, Russia, 2018
    • 15th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival, Polska, 2018
    • MakeDox, Macedonia, 2018
    • CinEast - Central and Eastern European FF, Luxembourg, 2018
    • Listapad Minsk IFF, Belarus, 2018
  • Awards
    • IDFA, The Netherlands, 2017 (ARRI IDFA Award for Best Student Documentary)
    • ZagrebDOX 2018, Croatia, 2018 (Special Mention)
    • 15th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival, Poland, 2018 (“Zwierciadło” Award for Best Psychology Feature) is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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