I am a filmmaker and academic lecturer from Poland.
I hold a M.F.A. degree from the Faculty of Directing of the Łódź Film School and a Ph.D. from the Faculty of Graphic Arts and Media Art of the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław.
My professional work includes writing screenplays and directing programs for the biggest Polish TV stations and directing short documentaries selected or awarded at major film festivals.
I am interested in arthouse and exploring boundaries between various cinema areas.
In 2018, my film Infinity is 50 meters away was nominated at the Jihlava Documentary Film Festival for the prestigious Silver Eye award for the best documentary film from Central and Eastern Europe.
I have just started jotting down ideas but since I have decided to stay for a while within independent and off cinema, I mean very off cinema, and I am in no hurry, these notes need some time to grow.
I would not pitch this film to anybody because I do not think pitching a film that has already been made is a good idea. I would just say if you felt that slow cinema might be your thing, and you do not feel uncomfortable with something very quiet and with a few spoken words – just go and see it. Maybe it will resonate with you. If not – it is just not your cup of tea and there is nothing wrong with it.
I believe what eye can see cannot be clearly translated into words. Since film is deep and reach but visual medium, the imagery relates closely to imagination and intuition. This works both ways, naturally, words do not translate easily into imagery. That is why we have poetry and visual poetry as well. My project fits in somewhere in these lands.
No anecdote comes to my head now, but what I remember the most is that we had a lot of fun with one of our main movie characters – pink piggy balloon that is. There was a time when the whole family of piggy balloons had been keeping us company during shooting and so in our daily life. Once while filming in a park, we almost lost them all and could not easily complete our shooting plan because every kid around wanted to fetch them and tried to sneak into our frame to grab one.