My Beautiful Mind
The story starts with Jože Felc’s day of birth, which was exactly on the day that WW II started. His mother, was unable to breastfeed him and because of stress, he was soon predestined to die. While the local priest was giving him last anointment, an old medicine women came by and gave his mother a recipe for some strange flower-vegetable brew that help him to survive. Dr. Felc later attended grammar school in Idrija and worked in the Idrija mercury mine during the summers. The turning point in his young years was when he worked at the Idrija psychiatric hospital one summer. As if he had been able to foretell that the hospital would become his home once, after working there, he decided to study medicine and psychiatry. At the very beginning faculty of medicine, he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, so he decided to study neurology after finishing his psychiatric specialization. In 1973, he started working at the Idrija Psychiatric Hospital. After five years of working there, he became the senior doctor.
MIHA ČELAR was born in 1970 in Ljubljana (SLO) and has been working as a screenwriter and a TV and film director since 1990. His filmography includes co-authoring several major television programmes, 7 sitcoms for the national and two commercial TV stations, one short film and one full-length film, which was screened in theatres, on television and at several film festivals. At the moment, he is engaged in the production of the new full-length film featuring an international cast and crew. The proj ect is co-funded by the Slovenian Film Centre. He has made 10 television short and full-leght documentaries, among which documentaries of historical, research and ‘How to…’ types; one historical documentary featured in theatres and festivals; a research documentary featured internationally and one creative documentary portrait featured on TV and DVD.
DOCUMENTARY FILMOGRAPHY:1. Serial of short movies about Slovenian unique features (Slovenian national televison and Eopian culturale magazine ALICE distribited);1/1. Slovene School for Himalyan mountain guides in Napal1/2. Story of slovene archeaeologist Dr. Milan Kovač - ineventer of special protection metode for presevation of Egiptian tumbs in Luxor.1/3. Herman Potočnik Nordung – Slovenian space flight theoretician and visionar, that lived in 1929.2. FILM JURNEY OF BOŽIDAR JAKAC – Documentary, made from restored old 8 and 9 mm short films from beginning of 19-th century (1908-1940) Mini docs were made by Slovene impresssionistic painter Božidar Jakac (Film has been financed by Slovene film found and had it's premiere at LIFFE 2001.)3. TV Documentary THIS IS MOLTHA – A story about 5 enthusiasts that went salying frome Island Krk (Croatia) to Maltha and back in small sayling boat witouth anny kind of navigation.4. Short movie: CODE: HIDDEN CAMERA / Cinema distribution ; 4000 viewers/ presented on 15. Film Video monitor Gorizzia, Italy/ 5. Feature film AMIR/ Cinema distribution 10.000 viewers / Portorož film fest / Film has been coproduced by Slovene film Fond 6. Humanitary showreal for deafnes: I'M DEAF, NOT STUPID7. Researche documentary series about violence among school children FIND COURAGE AND TELL Copproduced by Ministry for Slovenian Internal Affairs (DVD distributed)8. Showreal AKRAPOVIČ EXHAUST industrial documentary about production of the best motocycle and racing car Exhausts in the World9. Historical documentary ON THE WINGS PEGASUS about 600 years old tradition of makeing glass in Slovenija/co-producer (DVD distributed)10. WHO'S AFRAID OF DR. RUGELJ - Documentary portreit of a controversial notorious slovene Psychiatrist, wich successfully cured more than 2500 slovene acoholics./co-producer (Slovenian national TV and DVD distributed)11. HITLER'S BIBLE (Coproduced by Slovene national Televison and Mangart productions) The documentary that deals with the little-known plans of the Nazis to establish a neo-pagan cult center in Bled, Slovenia during the WW II. So-called »Ziegler's institue« also developed a uniqe religious book, a prototype of Neopagan-nazi bible. 12. Creative documentary portreit MY BEAUTIFUL MIND A portrait of a Slovenian bodiless psychiatrist Dr. Jože Felc, who despite his total body disability ran entire psychiatric hospital for 32 years. (In co-production with MANGART productions Europian MEDIA Slovenian Film Centre and Slovene National Television) The documentary has been second highest rated in MEDIA EACEA/25/2011 ProgrammeCURRENT PROJECTS:13. Series of short documentaries MOVING BOUNDS about deaf, verbally dusfunctional and autistic children. (ASTRAL FILM, MANGART PRODUCTIONS, SLOVENIAN DEAFNESS SOCIETY)14. TATJANA IN MOTHERLAND Partly animated creative documentary, about a Slovenian Oedipus archetype of a possessive martyr mother. (ASTRAL FILM, MANGART PRODUCTIONS, KEROZIN, SLOVENIAN NATIONAL TELEVISION) Documentary has been selected for DOK Leipzig co-production meeting 201215. A CART FROM LJUBLJANA MARSH Short animated feature film, based on archeological find of the oldest wheel in the world, that has has been recently found in marsh near Ljubljana. (ASTRAL FILM, MANGART PRODUCTIONS, KEROZIN, SLOVENIAN NATIONAL TELEVISION)
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