A Combmaker's Tale

In A Combmaker’s Tale we follow the story of two passionate makers and wonder what we can learn from them. Antun Penezić, 82, is Croatia’s last living combmaker and he will retire this year without a successor. Franka, a brand-new robot, is dedicated to follow in his footsteps and learn as much as it can from Antun in order to preserve this age-old craft from disappearing.The two are the protagonists in a tale that questions humankind’s relation with both crafts and technology, a tale that challenges its audience to reconsider their assumptions.

  • Year


  • Type

    Short film

  • Role

    • Scriptwriter
    • Director
  • Collaboration

    Unfold Studio

  • Production

    Made In Platform

  • With the generous support of

    • Creative Europe Program of the European Union
    • Creative Industries Fund NL
    • Flemish Government
    • Franka Emika
  • Language


  • Duration


Do we need to preserve an age-old craft? When is something ‘hand’ made?

  • With

    • Antun Penezić
    • Mara Danica Penezić
    • Panda
  • Original Music Composition

    Arnaud Pujol

  • Special Thanks

    Oaza Collective

  • Selected Screenings

    • z33 Hasselt 2020
    • Werkraum Bregenzerwald Andelsbug 2020
    • Milano Design Film Festival 2020
    • Museum of Science and Technology Belgrade 2020
    • Museum of Architecture and Design Ljubljana 2020
    • Museum of Arts & Crafts Zagreb 2020