Jan Komasa - Director
Before he studied Directing in Lodz Film School, he tried Philosophy in Cardinal Wyszynski University in Warsaw, but dropped it, in favour of film. In college, his major was Spanish; he also graduated in piano class. Jan is Polityka Passport Award laureate in 2015. Award-winning director with portfolio of feature films, documentaries and commercials; with acting episode, in Filip Bajon’s ‘The Spring to Come’.
His second year in Lodz Film Shool, resulted in short fim ‘It’s Good You Are’, which won outstanding award in Cannes Cinéfundation competition. Komasa is multi talented director, working on music videos, commercials, TV theatre drama; he is also the author of box office hit documentary ‘Warsaw Uprising’ – the first non-fiction world war drama. He is also the author of the highest production value blockbuster since 1989 – ‘Warsaw 44’. His collaboration with Hollywood SFX specialists and impact of the eight year project is breathtaking. Its trans form was considered controversial, as uprising massacre was dressed up in pop modern form, with its anti-war message, historical faults and its premiere organized – in The National Stadium in Warsaw; was meant to be doomed by criticism.
Lately, he immersed himsef in TV series with Kasia Adamik and Slawomir Fabicki, produced by AXN Europe and Opus film respectively. ‘Ultraviolet’ project, co-directed with Slawek Fabicki is the story of thirty years old Ola, who is forced to leave London to come back to Lodz, where she witnesses a tragedy.