Jan Holoubek is one of the most sought-after directors in Poland. Since his directorial feature debut in 2018 his career could be described only with one word “meteoric”. Each of his movies has been highly recognized by both critics and audiences in Poland and abroad, which resulted in many prestigious awards. Within two weeks, his latest Netflix production, has reached number one position in the global ranking of non-English productions.
Being the son of two acting legends of Polish cinema, his ability to work with actors is second to none. With his natural sensitivity, excellent storytelling, experience as a DOP, passion for music, Jan has a unique set of talents and skills to translate complex emotions into the language of the film.
Jan, a graduate of the prestigious Cinematography Department Lodz Film Academy, started a DOP in 2003 and worked on a variety of artistic and commercial projects, very quickly establishing himself as one of the best in Poland. In 2011 he became a member of Polish Society of Cinematographers (PSC).
His directorial debut came in 2007 with the award-winning documentary "The Sun and the Shadow". In 2014, he made the mockumentary "Postcards from the Republic of Absurd”.
A real breakthrough in his career was his famous crime drama series "The Mire (Rojst)", written together with Kasper Bajon. The second season “The Mire” got the Polish Film Award in the category best drama series, and third part “The Millennium” is currently in production.
His first feature film "25 Years of innocence" (TVN Discovery Group) was very well received both by critics and the audience. The picture was appreciated at many film festivals and honored with over 30 awards in the country and abroad, such as award for directing debut at the 45th Polish Film Festival in Gdynia, for the best Director at the Polish Film Awards, best director's debut at the Camerimage Festival, and the Special Mention at the Black Nights Film Festival in Tallinn. The film was released as a TV series, directed also by Jan.
One of Jan's latest production is Polish drama series “High Water” - inspired by the true events of the fateful time in 1997 when a part of Poland and other central European countries were massively flooded. Within two weeks tv series has reached number one globally among non-English productions on Netflix and becoming international success gaining enthusiastic critic’s reviews.
Feature film "Doppelgänger. Sobowtór" directed by Jan is planned to premiere in September 2023. Jan received award for directing at the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia. Movie was also awarded in other categories: art direction, cinematography, costume design, actor in a supporting role and honourable mention for sound effects.
The movie is inspired by stories of PRL special agents who stole other people's identities, building false relationships and their intelligence careers on it.
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