Director / Cinematographer

Michal studied film at the California Institute of the Arts and is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, Poland. His latest feature-length film “All These Sleepless Nights” premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival where it won the Best Directing award.

His previous film “Fuck For Forest”, premiered at South By Southwest and Rotterdam IFF. The film is considered to be the most highly-screened Polish Documentary of 2013, being released cinematically in a number of countries. It was chosen by UK’s Dazed and Confused Magazine as one of the “top ten most innovative and genre-pushing docs of recent years”.

Michal’s first feature lenght film was “At the Edge of Russia” which garnered him the HBO Emerging Artist Award at Hot Docs and numerous other accolades at prestigious festivals.

Michal also works as a co-creator on commercial projects. His recent campaign for Sprite called “True Teens” which he wrote and directed won the 2015 “Kreatura” Grand Prix for best advertising campaign in Poland and the 2015 MIXXA Award for best online video. He is also a double Golden Frog nominee for best cinematography at the Camerimage Film Festival.