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Jan Komasa, born in 1981. Graduated from the Film and TV Directing Department of the National Film School in Lódź and the Faculty of Philosophy at Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw; well-known and respected Polish director of the young generation, winner of numerous film awards, including awards at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. In 2005 directed one of the three parts of “Ode to Joy”. In 2008 made, “Wrocław Golgotha”, a 90-minute play for the Television Theatre of Fact. His feature film debut, entitled, “Suicide Room” was showered with awards from all over the world and constituted a breakthrough in his career.
Władysław Pasikowski, born in 1959. Film director and scriptwriter, theatre director, and author. Graduated from Cultural Studies Department at the University of Łódź and Direction Department of Łódź National Film School. Debuted in film directing with “Kroll” in 1991. Director of legendary Polish films such as “Psy”, “Psy2″, “Demony wojny wg Goi, “Pokłosie” and “Jack Strong”. Decorated with the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta.
Joanna Brühl. Started working in 1990 as Editing Assistant for the film, “Życie za życie” by Krzysztof Zanussi. Since 1991 has co-operated on German film productions awarded at film festivals in Cork, Clermont-Ferrand, Locarno and Venice. At the same time has worked as Sound Editor on many feature productions for German TV stations, such as ARD, ZDF and Sat1. Since 2008 has worked as image editor in Poland.
Milenia Fiedler, born in 1966. Studied film editing at the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU). Since 1990 has worked as editor of feature films, documentaries, TV films. Worked with Andrzej Wajda, Krzysztof Zanussi, Janusz Majewski, and Mariusz Treliński. Twice received awards for editing at the Gdynia Film Festival. Edited Oscar nominated “Katyń” by Andrzej Wajda. Lectures in film editing at the Film School in Łódź.
Bartosz Chajdecki, born in 1980. Graduated from the Academy of Music in Kraków, student of Zbigniew Preisner, composed music for several dozen theatre plays. As composer and music consultant co-operated with prestigious cultural institutions in Poland and abroad, such as the Samuel Beckett Theatre in Dublin and Yale School of Drama in the US. Composed music for a TV series, “Days of Honor”, which brought him a nomination by the International Film Music Critics Association in 2011. Jan A.P. Kaczmarek awarded him with the “Transatlantyk Oceans Award 2011″, “for the most promising composer of film music among the young generation”. Composed music for such films as “AmbaSSada” and “Chce się żyć”.
Bartosz Putkiewicz. Sound director, composer, sound designer. Member of the Polish Film Academy. Contributed to many films at the stage of sound post-production, such as: “Suicide Room”, “Aftermath”, “Hania”, “Jestem”. Twice awarded the “Eagle” Polish Film Award. Co-operated with many directors and cameramen, including Oscar winner Janusz Kamiński (“Schindler’s List”, “Saving Private Ryan”).
Marcin Kasiński. Sound designer, member of Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE). Graduated from Sound Engineering Department of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. During his career worked with many acclaimed directors including Agnieszka Holland, Jerzy Hoffman, Małgośka Szumowska, Władysław Pasikowski, Dorota Kędzierzawska. In 2007 at the 32. Gdynia Film Festival won the award for the best sound in the movie “Time to Die” directed by Dorota Kędzierzawska.
Kacper Habisiak. Sound designer, member of Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE). Graduated from Sound Engineering Department of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. During his career worked with many acclaimed directors including Agnieszka Holland, Jerzy Hoffman, Małgośka Szumowska, Władysław Pasikowski, Dorota Kędzierzawska. In 2007 at the 32. Gdynia Film Festival won the award for the best sound in the movie “Time to Die” directed by Dorota Kędzierzawska.
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Piotr Sobociński Jr., born in 1983. Graduated from the Cinematography Department of the National Film School in Łódź. Son of cameraman Piotr Sobociński and grandson of cameraman Witold Sobociński. Since 2007 has worked on both feature films and advertisements as an image director. Photographed such films as “The Winner”, “Rose”, “Traffic Department”, “Closed Circuits” and “Gods”. Jointly photographed “Wenecja” by Jan Jakub Kolski, “Katyń” by Andrzej Wajda, or “Plac Zbawiciela” by Krzysztof Krauze and Joanna Kos-Krauze. Received many international awards for his work.
Jeff Burrell. American actor living in Berlin. Has worked with acclaimed directors such as Roman Polanski, Lars von Trier and Tom Tykwer. Graduate of New York’s High School of Performing Arts and Oberlin College. In 1990 moved to East Berlin on a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch. His film credits include “The Ghost Writer”, “Nymphomaniac”, as well as the “The Guide”. German Language films include the post WWII drama “Phoenix”, “Resturlaub” and “Das Zeugenhaus”.”Warsaw Uprising” was Jeff’s second time working with Wladislaw Pasikowski, after “Jack Strong”.
Piotr Adamczyk, born in 1972. Graduate of the National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw and BADA Academy in London. Recognized for his film roles in Poland and abroad; decorated with the Silver Medal for Merit to Culture – Gloria Artis. Created hundreds of film and theatrical roles, of which the most important ones are Karol Wojtyła in an Italian film entitled “Karol. The Man who Became Pope” and Fryderyk Chopin in “Chopin. Pragnienie Miłości”. Appeared more than 800 times on the radio and in dubbed films. His work on the soundtrack of a movie “Warsaw Rising” was a very special assignment because of his family’s history.
Józef Pawłowski, born in 1990. Graduate of the National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw. Debuted on the big screen in Andrzej Wajda’s film: “Wałęsa. Człowiek z nadziei”. Also played in the film “Jack Strong” directed by Władysław Pasikowski and “Bilet na Księżyc” by Jacek Bromski. Recently he has starred in a Polish super-production “Miasto’ 44″ by Jan Komasa. Currently awaiting premiere is a film “Warsaw by Night” by Natalia Koryncka. Lives in Warsaw.
Mirosław Baka, born in 1963. Graduated from the National Academy of Dramatic Art in Wrocław. Made his film debut playing a young murderer of a taxi driver in Krzysztof Kieślowski’s drama “Short Film about Killing” (1987), for which he was recognized with the Award of the Head of Cinematography. His artistic output consists of several dozen movie, TV and theatre roles. His most notable film roles include such films as “The Ring with a Crowned Eagle”, “Sentencing Franciszek Kłos”, “Wałęsa. Man of Hope” by Andrzej Wajda, “Demons of War” and “Jack Strong” by Władysław Pasikowski. He is currently affiliated with Wybrzeże Theatre in Gdańsk. In 2014 Baka has been awarded the Gloria Artis Silver Medal for Merit to Culture.
Jan Ołdakowski, born in 1972 in Warsaw. Director of the Warsaw Uprising Museum. Graduated from the Faculty of Polish Studies of the University of Warsaw. Worked as Director of the Media Department in the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage as well as Chief of Cabinet for Minister Kazimierz Michał Ujazdowski. One of the originators of the Warsaw Uprising Museum and its first Director from 2004. Decorated with the Silver Medal for Merit to Culture – Gloria Artis, Gold Medal of Protector of National Remembrance Sites and Officer’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta.
Piotr C. Śliwowski, born in 1972. Head of the History Department at the Warsaw Uprising Museum. Graduated from the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University and Stanisław Staszic University of Science and Technology in Kraków. Author of several exhibition projects, supervised the construction of a replica Liberator bomber. Co-ordinator and manager for the “City of Ruins” project. Author and co-author of numerous WWII publications. Decorated with Golden Cross of Merit and the honorary badge of the GROM Special Forces Unit.