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    ARTICHOKE

    INEVITABLE RELAPSE OF ILLNESS (previously ARTICHOKE) is a portmanteau comedy, telling a story of one family. It’s a tale of people whose unwavering lives change in a swift when their lovers bring them deepest of their fears.
    Anna (29) is a career concentrated woman with an anti-family attitude. She freaks out when falls in love with an artist she almost run over.
    Her older sister Monika (35) is an ex-violinist who gave up her career for raising kids. Her husband gets redundant but keeps the fact a secret. The situation is revealed only when it’s too late.
    Artur (25), still in the closet, falls for a sixteen year old boy who seems to be more mature than he is. This teenager makes him do the thing he’s deeply afraid of. He makes him come out.
    Finally their mother Barbara (60), kind and loving but somehow a cliché house-wife discovers her husband’s love affair. It makes her feel down in the dumps and then… Liberated

    Poland

    Łukasz Michał Maciejewski

    Born: 14 November 1980

    Education:
    1999-2004 Jewish Studies at the History Department and American Studies at the Cultural Studies Department of Jagiellonian University in Krakow

    Professional experience:

    2001 Polish Script Agency commission for a first feature film screenplay Nasze dzieci (Our Children)
    2002 Polish Script Agency commission for a second feature film screenplay Życie w wielkim mieście (Big City Life)
    2004 special award of Akson Studio and Film Forum Nowa Generacja First Screenplay Contest for a feature film screenplay Max
    2004 Polish Script Agency commission for a feature film screenplay Pięć tysięcy dni (Five Thousand Days)
    2004 script-doctoring of a TV series produced by Akson Studio and TVN Channel under original title Magda M.
    2005 Akson Studio commissions Max script and plans it for production, producer Michal Kwiecinski is attached to the project
    2005/2006- regular assignment script writer of Rodzina zastepcza (Foster Family) TV series, four script produced and aired so far, fifth is scheduled for production in September

    Udayan Prasad

    “ScripTeast is the programme all the advisors wish they could have attended at the start of their careers. It would have saved all that stumbling around in the dark looking for the key that stimulates the imagination so much more effectively.”

    BAFTA nominated, director of “My Son the Fanatic”, “The Yellow Hankerchief” and ”Opa!”, 5th edition ScripTeast creative advisor, UK

    Tom Abrams

    “ScripTeast’s top-notch team of professional advisors, each year’s talented group of participants, and venues in Poland, Germany and France continue to make it the very best development workshop in the world today.”

    ScripTeast Head of Studies, Associate Professor – Screenwriting and Production at School of Cinematic Arts, USC, screenwriter and director, author of the script for the Oscar-nominated film “Shoeshine”, USA

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    Golden Globe awarded author of “The People vs. Larry Flynt” and “Ed Wood” with two Oscars, 5th edition ScripTeast creative advisor, USA