Wojtek Smarzowski - film director and script writer
He began his career with music videos. The clip of To nie był film of the band Myslovitz won him the Fryderyk prize and a nomination for the Machinery awards. His first feature, Małżowina (1998), brought him the Special Prize of the Young Jury at the Koszalin film festival and a prize for scenography at the 23rd Polish Feature Films Festival in Gdynia. His next project, the TV theater production of Kuracja again won accolades, including the prize for best director (Laur Konrada) at the Interpretations 2002 Festival of Directors Art in Katowice, the Grand Prize at the 2nd “Two Theaters” National Festival of Polish Radio and Polish Television Theater (Sopot 2002), and a Special Prize at Plovdiv 2002 International Television Productions Festival. 
Wojtek Smarzowski was born in 1963 in Korczyn. He studied film science at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, and graduated from the Faculty of Film Photography at the Łódź Film School.

Andrzej Szulkowski  - director of photography
DOP with experience in documentary and television productions, including documentaries and TV theater productions. He shot documentaries about writer Ryszard Kapuściński and primitive painter Nikifor, among others, and also worked with feature film directors Filip Bajon and Filip Zylber.
Andrzej Szulkowski was born in 1962. A graduate of the Łódź Film School, he works for both film and television.

Barbara Ostapowicz - art director
Art director and set designer, she was involved in dozens of theater and film productions in Poland and abroad. She was set designer for Filip Bajon’s Magnat, and cooperated regularly with Teresa Kotlarczyk, among other things in making her features Zakład, Prymas (a story about Cardinal Wyszyński), and Odwiedź mnie we śnie. She designed sets for several serials, including Ekstradycja and Samo życie, and was recently art director and set designer for the comedy Ciało by Tomasz Konecki and Andrzej Saramonowicz
In 2000 Barbara Ostapowicz was nominated for the “Eagle” Polish Film Prize for her work for Prymas.

Paweł Laskowski - editor
Film editor of numerous feature films, including the celebrated Dług by Krzysztof Krauze, Weiser by Wojciech Marczewski, and Piotr Wereśniak’s comedy Zróbmy sobie wnuka, and co-editor of several TV serials, to mention but Na dobre i na złe, Drogówka and documentaries of the Polska znana i nieznana series. Together with Wojtek Smarzowski, he edited Kuracja
Paweł Laskowski is studying at the Faculty of Film Photography at the Łódź Film School. He worked for the Features and Documentary Films Studio (WFDiF) in Warsaw, public television TVP, and was involved in the production of numerous music videos for UNIVERSAL and Pomaton EMI.

Ryszard Tymon Tymański - composer
Versatile musician, composer, poet and prose writer. He set up the jazz group Miłość which was voted best band of the year four times during the 1990s by readers of the Jazz Forum magazine. His went on to create the bands Kury, Poganie and The Users. The 11 CDs he recorded as band leader won several Fryderyk and Machinery awards. In 2001 he received the Paszport award from the Polityka weekly for outstanding achievements in music, and in 2002 was voted Personality of the Year.
Ryszard Tymon Tymański was born in 1968. In addition to music, he is the author of poetically absurd television programs, including Brzóska Show and Dzyndzyryndzy, and of the post-modernistic novel Chłopi 3. He also writes film music and runs his own label Biodro Records, which brought out a CD of the Pogodno band, among others.

Magdalena Maciejewska - costume designer
Theater art director and costume designer, responsible for costumes for two productions by Agnieszka Glińska Barbarzyńcy and Bambini di Praga. At the 2000 Polish Classics theater festival in Opole she won a prize for her work for Jarzyna’s Magnetyzm serca production. Magdalena Maciejewska came to film in 1991, as a set designer for Filip Zylber’s Pożegnanie z Marią. She worked with Mariusz Treliński designing costumes for his Łagodna, and with Andrzej Żuławski as art director and set designer for Szamanka. She also works for the theater department of Polish public television TVP.
Magdalena Maciejewska graduated from the Scenography Faculty of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts.

Jacek Hamela - sound
Sound recording director for Andrzej Konic’s serial Pogranicze w ogniu. Worked several times with directors Magda Łazarkiewicz and Jerzy Łukaszewicz, recorded sound for Olaf Lubaszenko’s features Chłopaki nie płaczą, Poranek Kojota and E = MC2, and compiled the music soundtrack for Krzysztof Zanussi’s Skarby ukryte and Życie jako śmiertelna choroba przenoszona drogą płciową. He worked with Lech Majewski on his Angelus, with Tomasz Konecki and Andrzej Saramonowicz and with Filip Bajon’s Przedwiośnie, he recorded sound for Jan Jakub Kolski’s Pornografia
Jacek Hamela was born in 1964 in Opole, and graduated from the Faculty of Sound Recording of the Warsaw Academy of Music. At the 2003 Polish Feature Films Festival in Gdynia he won the Best Sound of the Year prize for Pornografia, with this film also winning the Eagle Polish Film Prize. In 2002 he was nominated for the Eagle prize for the feature Pół serio.

Ewa Jastrzębska - production manager
Assistant production manager and production manager of several dozen feature films, the first of which was Juliusz Machulski’s Kingsajz. She went on to work with Machulski also on his Déjŕ vu, and then with Janusz Kidawa Błoński on Pamiętnik znaleziony w garbie, and with Feliks Falk on his Lato miłości and Daleko od siebie. She was assistant PM for Olaf Lubaszenko’s comedies Sztos, Chłopaki nie płaczą and Poranek Kojota. Her other feature film projects included Piotr Szulkin’s Ubu król, Władysław Pasikowski’s crime series Glina, and Juliusz Machulski’s latest film Vinci. She worked on numerous television theater productions, and some dozen documentary films and commercials, and was production manager for all of Wojtek Smarzowski’s projects. 
Ewa Jastrzębska was born in 1960, and is a graduate of the Faculty of Organization and Management of Gdańsk University, and of the Film Production Organization Faculty of the Łódź Film School.

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