It’s 1992, the breakup of Czechoslovakia is inevitable – the same as the marriage of Michal and Iveta Drobny. Michal is a man of forty who lost his job after the Velvet Revolution and now spends all his time watching sports on television. This upsets his beautiful wife and also his 16-year-old son. He gave his father a strange nickname: a “Waterman”. The film was created for the Bratislava 48 Hour Film Project 2014 and won Best Directing Award and Audience Award at the festival.


Martin Mudr: Michal “The Waterman” Drobny
Zuzana Krajickova: Iveta Drobna
Jan Petrak: 
Michal Drobny Jr.
Katka Etrychova: 
Customer/Marika Babjakova/Radio presenter (voice)
Stepan Etrych:
Husband of the customer/Lottery anouncer/Documentary narrator (voice)
Vaclav Jindrich: 
Sports commentator
Tomas Fiala: Michal Drobny Jr. (voice)
Directed by: Stepan Etrych
Written by: Stepan Etrych
Screenplay colaboration: Aquarius Pictures team
Produced by: Stepan Etrych
Cinematography by: Stepan Etrych
Film editors: Stepan Etrych, Jan Petrak
Sound recording: Tomas Fiala, Jan Petrak, Stepan Etrych
Lighting technicians: Jan Petrak, Tomas Fiala, Stepan Etrych
Clapperboard: Katka Etrychova
Script: Katka Etrychova
Bratislava Unit – runners: Vladimir Snidl, Marianna Onuferova
Music by: František Škroup, Sweetvaweaudio, Logic Pro Royalty Free Jingle


Tech specs
Runtime: 7:45 min
Aspect ratio: 2,35:1
Resolution: 1080p/24fps
Camera: Canon 600D & GoPro Hero 3
Lenses: Tamron 17-50/f2.8
Festivals & Awards
* 48 Hour Film Project / Bratislava, Slovakia – BEST DIRECTING, AUDIENCE AWARD
*  Cinema Open / Hradec Králové, Czech Republic



bratislava1Shooting the couch scene. Left to right, Zuzana Krajickova as Iveta Drobna, Martin Mudr as Michal “The Waterman” Drobny, clapperboard Katka Etrychova and director & cinematographer Stepan Etrych.