About the film

The caretaker exhausted by everything, his frustrated wife and one totally depressed deer. Their mutual despair leads them to absurd events, because... shit happens all the time.

A short animated film by Michaela Mihályi and David Štumpf.

The project is realized in the co-production of BFILM.cz, FAMU (CZ), Bagan Films (FR) and Arte (FR). The development and the realization was financially supported by Czech Film Fund, Slovak Audiovisual Fund, Creative Europe MEDIA and Literary Fund.

The world premiere of this film was held in September 2019 at 76th Venice International Film Festival Biennale, Venice, Italy.

You could have seen SH_T HAPPENS at these festivals:

76th Venice International Film Festival Biennale, Venice, Italy
Milano Film Festival 2019, Milano, Italy


Directors: Michaela Mihályi, David Štumpf
Script: Michaela Mihályi, David Štumpf
Producer: BFILM - Peter Badač
Co-producers: BFILM.cz (CZ), FAMU (CZ), Bagan Films (FR) - Patrick Hernandez, Véronique Siegel, Arte (FR)
Art Director: Michaela Mihályi
Animation: David Štumpf
Coloring: Matej Mihályi, Diana Cam Van Nguyen, Kriss Sagan, Bára Halířová, Peter Martinka, Kateřina Karhánková, Michaela Mihályi
Editor: Katarína Pavelková 
Visual postproduction: David Štumpf
Music: Olivier de Palma
Sound Design: Damien Perrollaz



Michaela (1991) currently studies animation at FAMU in Prague, where she lives as well. She likes to tell stories in various techniques, from hand-drawn, cut-out to puppet animation. Besides school work, she works as a freelance animator and illustrator. She has a dog called Ela and loves beer and coffee equally.   


Food (2017)
Here and Here (2017)



David (1991) finished his BA studies at at VŠMU in Bratislava with the film Cowboyland that has been selected for festivals like Annecy, ITFS Stuttgart or Hiroshima Animation festival and it has won several award home and internationally. The film has formed part of the screening programme Visegrad New Talents and it has been distributed as a pre-show in cinemas in Slovakia and in the Czech Republic. David is now living in Prague where he studies an MA degree at FAMU. He also works as a freelance animator, illustrator and director.


WooHoo (2017)
Cowboyland (2015)


Producer BFILM: Peter Badač - peter(at)bfilm.sk  
Festivals BFILM: Alexandra Gabrižová - bfilm(at)bfilm.sk  
Sales NEXT FILM DISTRIBUTION: Anthony Trihan -anthony(at)nextfilmdistribution.com