Pakistani action movie showcases Polish locations

Pakistani action movie Teefa in Trouble showcases a multitude of Polish filming locations following shoot in Warsaw last year.

Pakistani action movie Teefa in Trouble showcases a multitude of Polish filming locations following a month-long shoot in Warsaw last year.

The 'gangster comedy' follows a young woman raised in Europe by a Pakistani family who goes on the run to avoid an arranged marriage.

Pakistani action movie showcases Polish locations
Teefa in Trouble

Pakistani studio Lightingale Productions produced the film, which was co-written by studio owner Ali Zafar and directed by Ahsan Rahim. The production was supported by a largely Polish crew.

“We hope that this picture will positively influence [images of Poland] abroad,” said Dawid Szurmiej from Studio Agart, a Warsaw-based company that provided the film’s Polish cast and crew.

“It is also an opportunity to show the capital to the Polish audience from a different perspective, with an oriental note.”

Poland does not yet offer formal filming incentive support, though plans have been persistently set out - but so far not acted upon - over the past few years. The country is nonetheless a popular European production location and attracts a steady flow of productions from further east and particularly India.

Earlier this year Netflix announced that the eight-part drama 1983 would be its first Polish-language production. The series is set in an alternate reality where a terror attack in 1983 meant the Iron Curtain stayed standing through to the present day.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in Poland.

Images: Studio Agart

Pakistani action movie showcases Polish locations
Teefa in Trouble

Pakistani action movie Teefa in Trouble showcases a multitude of Polish filming locations following a month-long shoot in Warsaw last year.

The 'gangster comedy' follows a young woman raised in Europe by a Pakistani family who goes on the run to avoid an arranged marriage.

Pakistani studio Lightingale Productions produced the film, which was co-written by studio owner Ali Zafar and directed by Ahsan Rahim. The production was supported by a largely Polish crew.

“We hope that this picture will positively influence [images of Poland] abroad,” said Dawid Szurmiej from Studio Agart, a Warsaw-based company that provided the film’s Polish cast and crew.

“It is also an opportunity to show the capital to the Polish audience from a different perspective, with an oriental note.”

Poland does not yet offer formal filming incentive support, though plans have been persistently set out - but so far not acted upon - over the past few years. The country is nonetheless a popular European production location and attracts a steady flow of productions from further east and particularly India.

Earlier this year Netflix announced that the eight-part drama 1983 would be its first Polish-language production. The series is set in an alternate reality where a terror attack in 1983 meant the Iron Curtain stayed standing through to the present day.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in Poland.

Images: Studio Agart

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