We are thrilled to announce that HBO Poland decided to co-produce the documentary picture we are filming now. It definitely gives us more confidence and we do believe there could be no better partner on this endeavour then HBO. Now we're talking! :)  

Beside all the creative processes we are very familiar with, Buksfilm's expertise extends to European State and private equity funding. Apart from helping secure State's funds we can also source finance from a huge pool of interested private equity investors.

Penned by Yvonne Potter and Lea Sellers, POLA offers a window into the glamour and decadence of 1920s Hollywood. It's the story of Polish-born Pola Negri’s mercurial rise at Paramount and her struggle for survival in the world of gossip and rivalry. Pola's cat-like clashes with Gloria Swanson are legendary. The script covers her affair with Charlie Chaplin and later Rudolph Valentino, the love of her life and her greatest loss. She finally learns the difference between the lure of the bright lights and the depths of her heart.

Commenting on the project, Raf Buks said “Pola Negri is a strong character who was unique in her time. The script is compelling, emotional and well researched. I couldn’t be more excited about bringing this fascinating story to the screen.”


news: HBO joins the "pollywood" project!


When you give us your production brief we listen carefully before we decide on the best way we can help you. On the rare occasion that we feel Buksfilm is not 100% appropriate for your project, we’ll be more than happy to suggest someone who can help you out.

Buksfilm is a film development, production & distribution company operating in Europe, specializing in its central area including Prague, Berlin as well as, naturally, Poland. We provide all the services & elements you need to produce any film project from TV commercials to feature films, and live broadcasts to music videos.


We have recently extended our activities to digital distribution arena. Distribution Digital™ in co-operation with Media Distribution Worldwide Ltd distributes titles across VoD, Internet, mobile, connected devices, Smart TV’s, DVD, and Free and Pay TV, in a combination of transactional, subscription, and ad-supported models.

news: we are delighted to have optioned the screenplay of POLA.