If you’re looking for up-and-comers in the cinematography world, Michał Sobociński tops the list. He is one of the most exciting cinematographers working today in Poland. He was presented on “Variety's 2017 Artisans Impact Report". The elite in this report create onscreen magic via practical math plus good old risk-taking. He’s also one of 10 rising stars of cinematography in American Cinematographer magazine. Michał is also a member of PSC - Polish Society of Cinematographers. He was awarded in Camerimage 2017 for cinematography to ‘Sztuka kochania. Historia Michaliny Wislockiej’ / The Art of Loving. The Story of Michalina Wislocka’ (Polish Films Competition).
Born in Lodz. Graduate of Cinematography Department of the Film School in Lodz. He began work as a camera operator in 2007 - his short feature film ‘Ojciec / The Father’ was awarded Bronze Tadpole in the Student Short Films Competition and Panavision D. Samuelson Special Mention for Best School Short Film at Plus Camerimage International Film Festival (2007).
Since then, he stood behind the camera on more than thirty projects, feature films, television series and documentaries in Poland and abroad, working on the films i.a. ‘Konwój / Convoy’, ‘Sztuka kochania. Historia Michaliny Wislockiej’ / The Art of Loving. The Story of Michalina Wislocka’, ‘Belle epoque’, ‘Bogowie / The Gods’, ‘Miasto 44/Warsaw 44’, ‘Carte Blanche’, ‘Pod mocnym Aniolem / The Mighthy Angel’, ‘Drogówka / Traffic Department’, ‘Papusza’, ‘Milosc / Love’, ‘1920 Bitwa Warszawska / Battle of Warsaw 1920’, ‘Wenecja / Venice’, tv series: ‘Wataha / The Border’ and ‘Bez tajemnic / In Treatment’, British-French production ‘The Tunnel’. He was director of photography to films ‘Ojciec / The Father’, ‘Warsaw by night’, ‘Kamczatka / Kamchatka’, TV series ‘Prawo Agaty / True Law’ and two documentaries.
He is the director of the photography of the film "The Disciple". It's directed by Chaitanya Tamhane, the executive producer is Alfonso Cuaron. Film was in the official selection at many international film festivals including: Toronto International FIlm Festival 2020 and Venice Film Festival 2020.
Michal comes from cinematographers’ family – he is grandson of Witold Sobocinski, son of Piotr Sobocinski (Oscar nomination for cinematography in ‘Trois couleurs: Rouge’ / Three Colours: Red’ dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski) an brother of Piotr Sobocinski Jr.