NO STARS ANYMORE is a fully independent, zero budget science fiction movie from Poland, shot and made entirely by one person in the city of Rzeszow. Starring Magdalena Kozikowska-Pienko.
It is a story about a woman form the U.S. Spacial Forces S.W.A.T., who has a premonition about the impending end of humanity.
NO STARS ANYMORE is also a debut short film written, directed and produced by polish independent filmmaker, Lukasz Rog.
Director, Writer, Editor, Producer
NO STARS ANYMORE is the directorial big screen debut of Lukasz Rog, a self-taught film enthusiast from Rzeszów (Poland), so far completely unrelated to the film industry. For years he has been passionate about creating music videos and commercials because all his life listening to the music (that is most important to him), he sees images to it.
Magdalena Kozikowska-Pieńko is a polish theater actress from Wanda Siemaszkowa Theater and also a co-owner of a acting school in Rzeszow.
NO STARS ANYMORE is her big screen acting debut playing the role of Jemma.
BEHIND THE SCENES / MAKING OF
OFFICIAL PREMIERE AT THE HELIOS CINEMA IN RZESZOW
THE PREMIERE OF "NO STARS ANYMORE" BY ŁUKASZ ROG AT HELIOS CINEMA IN RZESZOW. THE FILM GOT A STANDING OVATION
In a cinema room filled to the brim, the premiere show of “No stars anymore” a Lukasz Rog film got a standing ovation.
The worldwide premiere show of “No stars Anymore” directed by Lukasz Rog, a self-taught man from Rzeszów had place on Friday evening at Helios Cinema located at Powstańców Warszawy Street. The author was supported by family, friends and invited guests. The president of Rzeszów, Konrad Fijołek with his wife were among them.
HE WANTED TO MAKE A FILM IN TRULY AMERCIAN STYLE, SO HE LEARNED EVERYTHING FROM YOUTUBE. WHO IS LUKASZ ROG?
Lukasz Róg loves Hollywood cinema endlessly. This fascination pushed him to take action and made him decide to shoot an American-style movie, alone, with none experience.
And he did it against mockery and adversities. The film "No Stars Anymore” had its premiere in Helios cinemas in Rzeszów on August 27. How did it happen that a man completely unrelated to the film industry (an IT specialist and English teacher by education, currently working in construction industry and education company) – all alone, with the help of a few crew members appearing in front of the camera, made a film, which won many awards in film festival competitions and in the end was displayed at the big screen in Helios Cinema?
KINGA DERENIOWSKA’S INTERVIEW WITH LUKASZ ROG
A filmmaker from Rzeszów - Lukasz Rog undertook a unique task. He decided to prove that you can make a world class film on your own from a scratch.
Screenplay, direction, costumes, editing – everything he deals on his own. Although he is self-taught person, his prior productions have been appreciated in Poland and in the world. Kinga Dereniowska talked about his passion, successes and plans as well as the entire project.
UK FILM REVIEW
Rog does a great job as director and creates terrific aerial shots of buildings and landscapes. There is also a well-constructed montage consisting of news footage that shows riots and makes good use of fast cutting.
This accomplishment offers an interesting and intriguing experience. The story, score and atmosphere make this short film an admirable achievement that is worth pursuing.
A SELF-TAUGHT MAN FROM RZESZÓW MADE A SCI-FI FILM WITHOUT A SCENARIO. HE WON A PARIS FILM FESTIVAL AWARD.
They ran around the streets of Rzeszów in S.W.A.T outfits. Dressed in vests, with weapons. Police arrived – “We are a making a film about special forces” I explained. Police officers commented that “it looks good” says Lukasz.
Without a script and no film school, he made his first short film "No Stars Anymore", which won an award in Paris and other awards as well as distinctions at festivals around the world.
INDIE FILM CRITICS REVIEW
For a first time filmmaker, Lukasz Rog does a commendably great job at gradually cultivating suspense through the course of the film in a manner that keeps the viewer wholly immersed and transfixed. He deftly employs intelligent cinematic techniques to create high-quality visuals which clearly relay the events going on in the film. Coupled with the foreboding soundtrack, this creates an anxiety-inducing and pensive atmosphere that engages the viewer’s senses and emotions very powerfully.
ADAM GAŁCZYŃSKI’S BROADCAST WITH LUKASZ ROG
Lukasz Rog is a filmmaker from Rzeszów whose film "No Stars Anymore ” has already been awarded several dozen awards at world film festivals. He is a self-taught filmmaker, but his achievements are compared to the best professional feature productions with multi-million dollar budgets. It is a proprietary cinema where all elements he deals with himself.
What cinema interests and inspires him? What does he want to pass to the viewers through the film image? How does he work on the set?
A DEBUT FILM BY LUKASZ ROG, A SELF-TAUGHT FILMMAKER FROM RZESZÓW IS SET TO PREMIERE IN AUGUST 2021
He didn’t graduate from film schools and didn’t have professional equipment. He learned filming and editing from tutorials. Sci-fi movie “No Stars Anymore” by Lukasz Rog will now debut on the big screen in Helios cinemas.