WHO AM I?
I was born in Białystok (eng. white stream), the multinational melting pot of eastern Poland.
If Hrabal wrote it, would probably sound: I was born on the same day as famous Adolf. No, not the pre-war king of Polish comedy Dymsza or pre-war Polish wunderkind geopolitician & thinker Bocheński. No. The other, which everyone bother. But because it couldn’t be too easy… My father was born on the same day as Napoleon – Day of the Miracle at Vistula River and the Day of God’s Mother of Herbs.” Weak?
UNESCO Camp. Puławy, Poland 1991
I couldn’t sit still in the piano class at the Music School, so when I ran out a bit, I played the guitar at the Music Centre in Leon Onichimiuk’s class.
Together with Robert Słucki we got a distinction at the Religious Song Festival for the music to the C.K. Norwid poem, and with Grześ Kluczyński from the blues band Health Fund I played at Saint Woyciech.
I passed the year of the false Round Table on math-physics class to the 1st Adam Mickiewicz High School in Białystok. He knows who was there then. Your Old Pa was there.
I played Jacek Kaczmarski’s songs with Grzesiek Skowroński, and with Łukasz Bińkowski made a show on Radio Białystok and we wrote new High School Law. Fighted out point by point at the Pedagogical Council. Against was laudest the chemist Ewa Adamczyk. Still succeeded.
High School party 1992 (w/ Łukasz Binkowski)
Last year of High School I worked a little for “The Polish Community”, organizing fun for kids from so-called difficult Polish families from Belarus.
Second year of high school, I started participate to the Amateur Klaps Theater provided by Antonina Sokolowska. Together with the guys from the theater (at the bottom) we founded the living poets’ society: Smokers of Sincerity.
Smokers of Sincerity: Sebastian Nietupski, Wojtek Kowalczuk, me, Krzysiek Bugajski, Adam Woronowicz. Wilnius, Lithuania 1992
Wojtek disgusted the idea, but we all got into acting studies.
In the third grade, together with Krzyś Bugajski (bottom) we adapted and staged the novel by Jose Mario de Vasconselos “Come Wake Up the Sun”. Besides the theater, we played it in the Night Club “13”, for example.
Krzysiek Bugajski, poet and actor. Ruciane Nida, Poland 1992
Instead of going to my prom, I went with the Klaps performance “Epiphanys” at the Forum of Theaters to Poznań. Stand on the stage where Tadeusz Łomnicki did not manage to play Lear the year before… Oh, boy
After my final exams I took part in the Białystok film “Man from the shadows”, Jan Kamiński and Jurek Zińczuk, story about revealing an uncomfortable history from the hidden past See the film
Arnold in "The Man from a Shadow" dir. Jerzy Zińczuk (left), Białystok, Poland 1993
A year later I appeared in third set in “Extradition 2” dir. Wojciech Wójcik as Gundisman. I borrowed the skin leather from Marcin Dorociński.
I got to the Acting Study of the PWST in Warsaw together with Adam Woronowicz. Fantastic years of joint search tortures with young directors (Gustaw Holoubek 1st&3rd y.workshop) and designers from Academy of Fine Arts and composers. Shakespeare on 2y. with Jadwiga Jankowska Cieślak and “Winnie the Pooh” on 3y. with Piotr Cieplak.
Diploma. Isaac "The Jacob Story" based on "Acropolis" by Stanisław Wyspiański and "The Book of Ecclesiastes", dir. Piotr Cieplak, AT Theatre Warsaw 1997 (w/ Adam Woronowicz)
Year before I graduated, the school became the Theater Academy and the board of professors said that our year was kind of rare because we loved each other.
DRAMA theateR in biaŁystok
I played as a guest in several theaters in Poland: reopened National in 1997 in Warsaw, in Gdynia’s Miejski, in Wierszalin. However, the special memory is from 12 Electric Street in Białystok. Playing and directing.
With dell’arte style play “Everything for Love” by Shakespeare, dir. Piotr Dąbrowski we’ve got a distinction at the International Theater Festival in Cairo, Egypt in 2003.
King, Vain, Drunkard, Banker, Geographer and Fox in "The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, dir. Tomasz Hynek, 1999 (Bartek Bielenia as a young Little Prince)
White Rabbit and Turtle in "Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll, dir. Magdalena Siemieńczuk, 2000 (Monika Zaborska as Alice)
Launce in "Two Gentelman of Verona" by William Shakespeare (above) and Jukli in "The Judges" by Stanisław Wyspiański (below), dir. Piotr Dąbrowski 2003
FILMS & TV SHOWS
TVP POLISH PUBLIC TV
Hard to find some pics. There was a time, we work instead of making ourselves pics.
I’ve been making trailers for TVP1 since 2008. A total of several hundreds for two years. Such a workshop. Anna Cisak (below) wrote all the voiceovers.
My Promo Tour de Pologne 2009 (screenplay and dir.) received the prestigious European EBU Connect Award. DoP: Dominik Struss
Editing reportage about music composer Krzysztof Penderecki 2010
With Piotr Muszyński dop (left) & Mariusz Gujski producer (right) Social Add "Hypertension". Warsaw 2010
I did a lot of different forms of promoting film, TV Plays and culture in general on TVP. Once, for example, we pretended with the hosts during interviews with TVP celebs that something’s going to be technically broken in studio. I don’t know if it would be funny today. In 2010, I made first Idents for TVP1 see here
In 2010, I opened more to different, other media and TVs, e.g. I wrote, made film materials and directed an avatar at the Orange Sport studio in the show about a children’s soccer school. Avatar animation: Piotr Tworek
Editors I worked with, including Kasia Sawicka, Maciek Lewiński, Ania Hebda and Paweł Szelest allowed me to look around and since 2009 if I only could, I have been editing my work. And in the meantime, how to say, more feminine explorations.
Master and Margerita Promo 2012 Theatre Rampa in Warsaw. Dir. dop & edit
Independence gives a freedom of speech, but much less money and the risk no one will hear you. I made the Human Energy movie about Renewable Energy Source cooperatives for three years in 12 European countries without a film crew but with huge hypocrisy and absurd conspiracy. With the help from Weronika Bloch More about film