The Swedish crew came to Poland to shoot "King of Pikes," a short film directed by Patrik Eriksson. The protagonists are portrayed by Swedish actors: Ika Nord, Lars Carlsson and Carl-Markus Wickström.
The story focuses around a fishing trip during which Sixten tries to pass onto his son the secrets of jerkbait fishing. But it’s not easy to teach an adult. When a mysterious figure attracted by the struggles of the two men appears by the lake, they will have to learn that sometimes it is not worth to have it your way, or they will be claimed by the depths of the lake for eternity.
The main location of the film was the picturesque Sulejów Reservoir, located between Piotrków Trybunalski and Tomaszów Mazowiecki, where the crew spent 4 shooting days. Most of the departments were managed by Polish filmmakers: cinematography by Maciej Twardowski ("All These Sleepless Nights"), production design by Jagna Dobesz ("Fugue"), makeup by Magdalena Tarka ("Little Crushes"), sound by Łukasz Kaczmarski ("Soyer"), and the production manager was Alicja Jagodzińska ("The Best Fireworks Ever"). The casting and costume design were handled by the Swedish side.
The film producer is Olle Wirenhed from Swedish company Kakadua Filmproduktion, and the executive producer in Poland was Krystyna Kantor from Locations Poland, the new branch of Shipsboy ("Walking Spark", "Wartime Portraits").
‘For quite some time now foreign producers have been increasingly interested in filming in Poland. Locations Poland is a response to the demands of the market - it is a branch that offers production services. However, we try to avoid simple customer-contractor relationships. We understand that shooting abroad is a big challenge and we deeply care about building relationships based on partnership, providing international producers with a sense of security' - sums up Krystyna Kantor.