Aquarius Pictures was founded by Stepan Etrych in 2007 – the same year when the first short movie „The Rose Hip Earrings“ was produced. The movie was shot in just two days in a countryside near Prague. Only three people formed the Aquarius Pictures for this short – two actors and a director who stood in for all the other filmmaking roles. Despite the undersized team, we checked out we were able to realize ideas we got.

On our debut movie we checked out we were able to realize ideas we got.

„Mission: (Im)Possible“ mockumentary about finding the birthplace of a cat called Tom and some other small projects followed; then we worked on a turnkey project for the Czech U2 tribute band U2 Poptarts, whose members performed live with U2 at their Berlin show. For the opening show of the Prague-based band, we shot a serie of 40 video spots or a „Great Schlep“ style video called „A Message To U2″, trying to convince U2 to perform in Prague. We shot video ads for other shows, edited footage from concerts and in cooperation with Amnesty International, we produced a special „Sunday Bloody Sunday“ video.

In 2012, we competed for the first time in the worldwide festival 48 Hour Film Project: our „How To Survive a Date“ movie was the 2nd Runner-Up in the Audience Award, despite some teams were full of movie professionals or film school students. In the same time, we also produced our first DSLR movie „Five Worlds“awarded Best Editing in 2013 Boulogne-Billancourt Festival – or the animated stop-motion „Christmas Toy Story“.

Stepan Etrych

Aquarius Pictures founder

Loves the film since childhood: the breaking point for him was the day his father took him to the movie theater to see the original King Kong masterpiece. Completed his journalism studies on Prague Charles University, some years worked as a movie critic in DVD Movie or Video Home Cinema magazines, as well as 24 HOURS daily. In 2007, he interviewed later Oscar winners Natalie Portman and Javier Bardem and also made his big dream to come true: he shot his first own movie.

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 stepan@aquariuspictures.cz

Katka Etrychova

Project Manager

Lover of people, shooting activity and good ideas - she found all of this in the world of cinema. The crucial moment for her was the day she saw Woody Allen's movie for the fisrt time. She can watch his films all over again, as well as The Simpsons series. She met its brilliant screenwriters in 2008 at the Prague Film University FAMU. Completed her journalism and media studies on Prague Charles University, worked in a radio and now in a TV. She speaks French, English and German - anyway, she speaks all the time.

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 katka@aquariuspictures.cz

our priorities

Enthusiasm
We love movies and make them with enthusiasm.  We believe working with love is necessary for best results.
Creativity
We are creative  and always try to develop the ideas in a new way. Each idea is interesting and worth considering.
Detail
The devil is in the detail. We don’t underestimate any triffle, because the final work is the sum of them.
Universality
We produce the movies in the full range – from the first idea to the complete postproduction.
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