short experimental film
3 minutes

script: Syed Aziz, Niall Macdonald
camera: Krzysztof Kubik
music: Kenny Forrest

A voyage of hope and enlightenment… that discovered darkness and despair.

“Kris is a highly skilled technician, who has a clear understanding of what his client is trying to achieve, and a gift for finding the rightshot. Added to that he has a thoroughly professional approach. I would happily recommend his work to anyone looking for creative, precise and insightful input to their projects.”

Janet Crook • Coordinator of Our Power • collaboration with Scottish Government

“Kris’s contribution to our video about Our Power really lifted the quality of the images and got our message across clearly and imaginatively.”

Dawn Muspratt • Chief Executive • Our Power

“In January 2015, Asylon Theatre-a company that I’m leading were developing a new dance theatre production for young audiences. As part of the development, we also ran a workshop with primary school pupils. I asked Krzysztof and Karolina to create a short film that would document the process as well as serve as a visual element for fundraising purposes. I was amazed how precisely the film achieved those goals. Both Karolina and Krzysztof are very insightful and meticulous filmmakers. I was very pleased with both the process of making the film and the final piece. I will certainly be coming back to them for my other projects.”

Marta Mari • Asylon Theatre

“Karolina and Kris from Golden Oriole worked with us on a short trailer for a prospective European project on science and mathematics learning.  The production involved working with children, and had a very tight budget and timeframe. Karolina and Kris overcame all the organisational and technical problems cheerfully and efficiently, coordinating young actors, production crew and music composition. They adhered to high ethical standards regarding the various licensing and permissions issues involved. And it looked great! The finished trailer was excellent and is currently helping us in obtaining EU funding for the project. I am looking forward to working with them again on this, and other projects in European education.”

Dr Peter Gray • C-ME-SMILE consortium & Norwegian University of Science and Technology

“Karolina Mazur and Kris Kubik made a video trailer for my debut novel, Water’s Edge.  They were delightful to work with: professional, enthusiastic and committed to everything they did. It was easy discussing the project with them – they listened to my ideas, but when they thought that something else might work better, were able to explain why. I was delighted with the trailer they produced and would have no hesitation in recommending them.”

Jane Riddell • Writer

“In the summer of 2010, Karolina directed a series of short films of I’d written.  The monologues were performed by two actors and relied heavily on facial expression and physical theatre.  Karolina’s vision and artistic direction made the writing come to life.  Her theatre background helped to show me how the pieces could be moved from stage to film and also helped her to connect intimately with the dialogue. Apart from her very strong and interesting creative abilities, she has a rigorous work ethic, a commanding presence on set and the multi-tasking, financially aware skills of a producer.  I would not hesitate to recommend Karolina as an aspiring director and have every hope that I will be able to work with her again sometime in the future.”

Gabrielle Mowat • Playwriter

“Karolina is one of the hardest working nicest people I’ve has the pleasure of working with. She was always on time, enthusiastic with a can do attitude and plenty of initiative. She edited on FCP during a live Edinburgh show so each day was slightly different and quite demanding. She was professional and a brilliant support throughout and her friendly approachable manner put everyone at ease. She often came up with solutions to problems with projectors, sound effects, and show issues, and was very calm under pressure. I would not hesitate to recommend her and would love to work with her again.”

Lou Sanders • Stand-up comedian