Jacek Koprowicz, both the writer of the screenplay and the director of the film, has centred ‘Mistyfikacja’ around the questions surrounding Witkacy’s death, creating a story of passion and madness, love and falsehood, perversion and happiness, which often transcend the realms of understanding. According to the director, Witkacy did not commit suicide but instead hid at his lover’s house for many years until this somewhat mystifying act was revealed. The film was shot not only in Cracow but also in Zakopane, where Witkacy lived for many years, as well as at locations throughout Ma?opolska such as Lanckorona, a small holiday retreat popular with artists, and in the Puszcza Niepo?omicka (Niepo?omice Forest). No wonder the local governments of Cracow and the region joined in the project. Assuming a good film is an excellent method of self-promotion, they created the Regional Film Fund in 2009, whose main aim was to support film production and secure film locations within the region.