Aleksandra Świerk

Writer

Poland

Aleksandra is a writer and script consultant. She graduated from the prestigious scriptwriting programs organized by TorinoFilmLab, Sources2, MIDPOINT, The Script Factory, NISI MASA. She evaluates scripts for TFL and other training institutions. In 2017 she co-founded the Polish script development program, Script Atelier, where she works as a tutor. As a co-writer she is currently developing two features and an animation feature.

Project

Marygoround (Maryjki)

Logline: Mary is a lonely, small-town, grocery store worker, living a carefree life. On the eve of her 50th birthday, Mary’s life soon begins to take on a totally unexpected turn for the better – becoming an awesome revelation.

Mary, just about to turn 50, works in a supermarket and her life isn’t all that exciting. Then, one day, plagued by the annoying symptoms of her menopause, she overdoses on the hormon patches her doctor prescribed to her and when her vibrant and free-spirited niece Helena decides to crash at her house, Mary’s senses and imagination suddenly come alive. Now the two women are forced to redefine their relationship – in order to break free once and for all. The film is a quirky, darkly comic tale starring a stunning screen newcomer Grażyna Misiorowska. Story of a woman reclaiming her own body — as well as a moving tale of fantasy and reality clashing in a world that ignores the power of women.