He who tames electricity has a future in hands. But in the c18th, no one cares about the future.
In a bid to escape the Hofburg palace guards, Thaddeas, a street-savvy orphan, finds himself in the company of inventor, Divisch. By Queen’s decree, they set off on an adventure to prevent the annual St. Dominic’s day lightning storm fires in a rural village.
While rallying the support of the villagers to help erect the Machina Meteorologica, the duo turns the skeptical bunch from fearing science to embracing its benefits in spite of the opposition of a power-hungry Vicar turned mayor.
Upon successfully building the machine, just in time for the storm- we discover that the weather was never the problem- the Vicar was setting homes aflame. Thaddeas and company have to outsmart the Vicar and expose his treachery – all in time for the Queen’s St. Dominic’s day visit.
Pavla studied at FAMU and at Charles University in Prague. She produced a blockbuster documentary film about child abuse ‘Caught in the Net’ (dir. Barbara Chalupová, Vít Klusák). She worked on ‘The Law of Love’, and produced a feature documentary essay called ‘The Great Nothing’. She is working as a producer on a short film ‘The Wayfarer’ (dir. Veronika Jelšíková).
Barbora’s debut ‘Caught in the Net’ (co-dir. by Vít Klusák, 2020), for which she received the Czech Lion Award for Best Documentary, the Czech Film Critics Award for Best Documentary and a nomination for Best Director. Her next film ‘The Law of Love’ (2021) premiered at the BFI Flare in London. She is currently developing a full-length film ‘Electric Wonder’ and a family series 'Family Business'.