Cimrman Conquers The New World!

Documentary film about the journey of the Cimrman English Theatre company who bring the first official translation of the Stand-In to America. The film should answer the question of major importance: Will Jara Cimrman conquer the New World?

Author: David Smoljak

  • „Take off my shoes, Barta!“

  • „I fell in love for at first sight!“

  • „If something goes wrong, I will come in!“

  • „Barta, you are so stupid!“

  • „How about Maryša? Poisson in coffee!"

  • „So we are acting for free?“

  • „Mother, can you hear it? The game is up!“

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Praha, Česko

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What is our goal?

We want to record the unique journey of these English-speaking missionaries of  Czech culture and follow Jára Cimrman’s steps in North America

How did it  start?

It all started on 25 October 2014 with the first applause at the premiere of the Stand-In play in Prague. “It works!“ we said in surprise. 

Two years later  the theatre had the  idea to bring Cimrman from Prague to the United States for few evenings. And the idea is coming to life now!

Details

Cimrman English Theatre is a group of English-speaking actors who settled in Prague and  fell in love with the humour of Jara Cimrman´s plays. They perform two of Cimrman´s plays in Prague – The Stand-In (Záskok) and The Conquest of The North Pole (Dobytí severního pólu). From 20 to 2 April 2017 this theatre company will be wandering from New York City to Washington D.C. with the Stand-In play. We decided to shoot a documentary film about this mission of the Anglo-Saxon ambassadors of Czech culture on the North American continent. 

We want to visit Thomas Edison Center in Menlo Park and discover if Edison´s inventions have Cimrman´s name on them. We also want to visit the Patent Office in Washington D.C. where the invention of the telephone was patented by Graham Bell in 1876 just five minutes before Jara Cimrman arrived  to register the same invention. Last but not least we want to find out if the American audience will be laughing at the same jokes as we do.

Who are we?

We are devoted servants of the Czech genius who deserves overseas appreciation after years of slight and oblivion. We decided to follow the project through but we will appreciate your help with partially covering the costs of the film shoot.

Why do we do it?

We want to be part of this courageous experiment to try to succeed with a genuine Czech phenomenon right in the epicentre of world globalization. Whether it will be successful or not we think it needs to be recorded either as an unprecedented feator as a warning for the next generations. 

Thank you for your support!

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  • 18 Cimrman´s Well-wisher

    Cimrman´s Well-wisher will have the opportunity of starring in the prepared film in the first scene called “The leave-taking with the expedition“ which will be shot at the Vaclav Havel Airport in Prague.

    Reward delivery: Not specified

    EUR 3.83
    (CZK 100)
  • 18 Cimrman´s Supporter

    Cimrman´s Supporter will be listed on “Cimrman´s  Letter of Protest“ which will be fearlessly hidden in front of the Patent Office in Washington DC as a proof of moral indignation for the earlier rejection by this office to register our genius as the inventor  of the light bulb, the telephone and the cinematograph.

    Reward delivery: Not specified

    EUR 7.66
    (CZK 200)
  • 14 Cimrman´s Close Supporter

    Close Supporter’s name will be written on “Cimrman´s epitaph“ which will be sent down the  Hudson River to the Atlantic Ocean inside of a beer bottle together with the message “Future belongs to aluminium!“

    Reward delivery: Not specified

    EUR 11.49
    (CZK 300)
  • Sold out!! Cimrman´s Promoter

    Cimrman´s Promoter will get two tickets to the Stand-In (Záskok) performed by the company in Prague with the right to choose the right or left part of the auditorium.

    Reward delivery: In half a year

    EUR 19.15
    (CZK 500)
  • 55 Cimrman´s Donor

    Cimrman´s Donor will get the collector’s edition of “Cimrman Conquers the New World!“ DVD with personal thanks from the filmmakers.

    Reward delivery: In half a year

    EUR 22.98
    (CZK 600)
  • 16 Cimrman´s Generous Donor

    Generous Donor will get two tickets to the world premiere of the film “Cimrman Conquers the New World!“

    Reward delivery: In half a year

    EUR 38.30
    (CZK 1,000)
  • 12 Cimrman´s Revered Patron

    Cimrman´s Revered Patron will get the collector’s edition of “Cimrman Conquers the New World!“ DVD with personal thanks from the filmmakers + two tickets to the world premiere of the film.

    Reward delivery: In half a year

    EUR 76.60
    (CZK 2,000)
  • 2 Cimrman´s Esteemed Patron

    Cimrman´s Esteemed Patron will get the complete set of previous rewards + a portable plaque with their name will be temporarily placed at a selected location in New York City or Washington D.C. 

    Reward delivery: In half a year

    EUR 191.50
    (CZK 5,000)
  • 3 Cimrman´s Very Esteemed Patron

    Cimrman´s Very Esteemed Patron will get the complete set of previous rewards + a  permanent plaque with his name will be temporarily placed a a selected location in New York City or Washington D.C. A Choral laudation in their honour will be sung by the whole Cimrman English Theatre company and added as a bonus on the DVD.

    Reward delivery: In half a year

    EUR 383.00
    (CZK 10,000)