Kuba Czekaj

Born in Wrocław in 1984. Graduated in directing from the Krzysztof Kieślowski Radio and Television Faculty at the University of Silesia in Katowice in 2010 and from the Development Lab Feature Programme at the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing in Warsaw in 2011. He received a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage on two occasions, in 2009 and 2011, and has been honoured with the title of Third Programme Talent, a  distinction conferred by Polish Radio’s Trojka (Third Programme). He has won the Gazeta Wyborcza (Electoral Gazette) Worth cultural award and the Cultural Guarantee award from TVP Kultura, the Polish public television broadcasting corporation’s cultural channel. He also holds the Rector of the University of Silesia's award for active students and doctoral candidates.

Adam Palenta

Cinematographer and director Adam Palenta is a graduate of the Faculty of Radio and Television at the University of Silesia, the Academy of Fine Arts, now the University of Arts in Poznań and the Dok Pro documentary film programme run by the Wajda School. He was awarded a Ministry of Culture and National Heritage Młoda Polska (Young Poland) scholarship in 2010 and has received numerous commendations and awards for his work, including the cinematography for the short feature, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark Room (2009). His debut as a director, Freestyle Life (2012), produced by the Munk Studio under its First Documentary programme, received a warm reception from festival audiences. The Erlprince marks his full-length feature debut as a cinematographer. 

script and direction Kuba Czekaj
cinematography Adam Palenta
music Bartek Gliniak
set design Anna Wunderlich
costumes Aleksandra Staszko
make up Aleksandra Dutkiewicz
sound Radosław Ochnio
editing Daniel Gąsiorowski
production managers Magdalena Kamińska, Agata Szymańska
artistic supervisior Joanna Kos-Krauze
cast Staszek Cywka, Agnieszka Podsiadlik,
Sebastian Łach, Bernhard Schütz,
Bogusława Jantos, Emilia Stachurska,
James Fordham, Anna Podolak
production Studio Munka - Stowarzyszenie Filmowców Polskich
co-production Telewizja Polska, Odra Film, Studio Produkcyjne Orka
co-financed by Polish Film Institute