Archive Cinema City 2014.

Papaya Make Some Noise!

Genre: Music | Documentary
Country: Croatia
Year: 2014
Duration: 61 min

Director: Vanja Vaščarac
Scenario: Livia Knapić

Cast: Andan Mehmedović, Dejan Sinovčić, Darko Juranović, Axwell, Carl Cox, Seth Troxler, Crookers, Shapeshifters, Freemasons

Programme selection: Planet Rock


Sea, rocks, sheeps, moonscape... What in the world could be fun here? That was the question that Axwell, one of the world's most famous music producers and DJs, was asking himself on his first drive to the island of Pag. Just a few hours later, he admits his thoughts were already totally different - beautiful beach full of happy people dancing all day and night in the great atmosphere of the crazy party that goes on and on! Thats exactly why Papaya club became one of the hottest world's party destinations.

This is the story about Zrce Beach on island of Pag, situated on the Croatian side of Adriatic - the story that attracted millions of young partygoers from all around the world and created a new image of the island of Pag and Croatia. Fifteen years ago, Zrce beach was just one of thousands beautiful beaches on the Croatian coast, not much different from others just another summer resort for local and regional tourists, campers and families with only one summer club called Kalypso.

Right until one day, when a few visionar youngsters from Zagreb who were already famous for their student and thematic parties, recognized the potential of Zrce beach. Their start was modest in 2002 - an open air venue with only one bar and just a few beach umbrellas! The next season they named the place Papaya. At the same time, Aquarius club opened right next door. Although you might think that the opening of a competition is something purely negative, the clubs together attracted a big mass of young people looking for great summer parties! After few summer seasons, Papaya became internationally known, the place expanded, clubbers from all over the world started discovering Papaya and by 2010 Papaya became an ideal place for performances of world's biggest DJ names. And they say theyre happy to come back every year! Papaya was the first club to promote Day & Night festival with 7 out of Top 10 DJ names such as Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, Swedish House Mafia, Axwell etc.

Original language: Croatian, English
Subtitle: English
Producer: Šimun Kuliš
Production co: Plan 9 and Vertigo Media

Filmography: Insomniac (2002, Short), The Way King (2003, Short), Carver is Dead (2012, Short), 2x90 (2014, Experimental short), Papaya Make Some Noise (2014, Documentary feature)