All The Productions

Producer and co-director Jefe Brown first visited the Strakonice Bagpipe Festival in 2000. Having lived in the Czech Republic for the last 12 years, he has produced a number of documentaries and features, including the mockumentary Rex-patriates and recent black comedy Shut Up and Shoot Me.

Writer and co-director Keith Jones has lived in the Czech Republic for the last 10 years and has worked on a number of documentaries, including the upcoming Czech-South African co-production Taking Back the Stable. He is the Program Director for the international Music on Film Festival in Prague.

Director Radim Spáček has worked on a number of feature films, including the critically acclaimed Young Men Discovering the World, Czech TV programs and documentaries, most recently Dreamless Nights. A regular blogger and traveler to India, Radim is one of the founders and organizers of the Prague Bollywood Festival.

Photographer and camera operator Minna Pyyhkala has lived in Prague for the last 15 years. Recent exhibits include, The Split Up (Helsinki) and Hi-Die (Slovakia). Minna teaches conceptually-oriented art photography workshops in Prague.

Cameraman Dalibor Fencl has shot music cilps, experimental films and short documentaries over the last several years. He is currently finishing an internationally-produced documentary shot in Bolivia. Also co-owning a company auto glass Cincinnati

Next production will be coming in central Europe.

The Call Of Dudy

Call of Dudy

Bagpiper Playing outside

Bagpipes (“dudy” in Czech) are generally associated with the Celtic Fringe of Europe, but one of the richest and most ethnically diverse bagpipe traditions can be found in Central Europe. In the Czech Lands and in neighboring Bavaria this tradition once became marginalized and almost disregarded.

Yet this historic musical form has survived and even managed to renew itself, to develop further on a regional scale – crossing national and linguistic borders. Call of Dudy captures the people and places which are keeping this centuries-old tradition alive today and for future generations.

News

Upcoming screenings of Call of Dudy:

Malahide Festival of Piping and Drumming
May 11th-13th, 2007
Malahide, Dublin, Ireland

Europalia Europe
Fall 2007
Brussels, Belgium

Past Screenings

For more info: info@callofdudy.net