Fog’n’Desire Films (FND) was founded in 2006 in Prague by filmmakers Viktor Tauš (Czech Republic) and Michal Kollár (Slovakia), already well-established commercial directors. Initially, the company produced two commercially successful films: The Great Thaw (orig. Sneženky a machři po 25 letech) dir. Viktor Tauš (2nd biggest opening in the history of Czech cinema, over 650,000 admissions, one of the highest-rated films on TV in the last 20 years - 70 % share), Catfish Summer (orig. Poslední plavky) dir. Michal Kollár-Krajňák,(independent distribution in 2007; 130,000 admissions; 47,000 DVD units; 35 % share of the TV market).
The company’s primary goal is to produce and co-produce auteur feature films with strong themes and characters that appeal to both local and international audiences, combining the high artistic quality, the individual filmmaker approach and the commercial potential. The House (orig. Dům/Dom), MEDIA & Eurimages supported project, the first Slovak film premiered at Berlinale's Forum section in 2011 by a Slovak screenwriter/director Zuzana Liová, awarded the Krzysztof Kieslowski Award at ScripTeast - Cannes IFF 2007. The House was praised by critics and audiences at over 25 international festivals.
In the past two years the company has produced three feature films with domestic and foreign releases confirming the creative/financial potential of their producers:
Honeymoon (orig. Líbánky) dir. by Jan Hřebejk, written by Petr Jarchovský; Best Director Award at Karlovy Vary IFF; screened at Pussan, Toronto, continues in the festival circuit.
Clownwise (orig. Klauni), the third feature film by Viktor Tauš, a European co-production of Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Slovakia and Finland, nominated for 8 Czech Academy Awards, 4 Czech Critics' Choice Awards, international premiere at the Santa Barbara IFF. The film was publicly praised by such artists as Milos Forman or Jerry Schatzberg.
August Fools (orig. Mieletön Elokuu) by the Finnish director Taru Mäkela, co-produced by Finland, Norway and the Czech Republic.