ERIK JASAŇ

Erik Jasaň graduated in musical and dramatic art at the Conservatory in Bratislava. He then graduated from the High School of Film Arts in Košice. He graduated last year Masterclass Hollywood Film School: Filmmaking & TV Directing. Already as a 17-year-old boy, he performed at the State Theater in Košice, where he played the main character of the cult musical Painted on glass. He has collaborated as a director, screenwriter, producer, actor, storyliner on more than 15 short films and 3 feature films. He lent his voice to more than 10 film and radio characters. Among the most famous characters is Paul McCourtney in the film Nowhere Boy, which was also nominated for a BIFA.

He has collaborated as a director, screenwriter, producer, actor, storyliner on more than 15 short films and 3 feature films. He has won more than 30 film, screenwriting and acting awards. He founded his own film production called GOLDEN ART, under which artistically valuable TV Series, films and music videos are created. As a screenwriter, he is currently preparing his first TV series and the first feature film, which he will direct. As a co-producer, he is currently preparing the Czech-Slovak-British feature film Muddy Shoes.

In year 2019, his short film Happy Marriage was screened in Bengaluru International Short Film Festival, Academy Award Oscar Qualifying Festival.

PATRIK KRIVANEK

Patrik Krivanek is a Czech Film and TVC's Director, Producer, and Writer. He is known for thought-provoking and visually-driven storytelling with an excellent eye for detail and excellent working with actors. He graduated from the world-renowned Film BA (Directing & Advanced Screenwriting) course at the Westminster Film School in the United Kingdom, where he was also the Vice President of the Film Society and Director of the Westminster Film Festival. He previously studied at the Film & TV School Wales (the University of South Wales - formerly Newport Film School). During his studies, he became a member of BAFTA Wales, a member of the British Film Institute (BFI), and a member of the Royal Television Society (RTS). His experience includes working on many short and feature films, high-end commercials, and television programs. In 2017, he worked as an Assistant Director on the Czech feature film Usmevy smutnych muzu (Smiles of Sad Men), which launched into cinemas in 2018 with an attendance of 180 thousand people in the first weeks. In 2019, the film was awarded the Czech Lion Award (Film Fans Award). Together with director Dan Svatek, he is now producing a new film, Dve slova jako klic (Two Words as the Key), to be shot all around the world. As a director, producer, and writer, he is also preparing his feature debut film, Muddy Shoes, with an expected cinema release in 2023. Additionally, he is an award-winning filmmaker. Many of the films he has written, directed, or produced either won or were nominated for awards at the internationally recognized film festivals all around the world, including Los Angeles, New York, Austin, Toronto, London, Berlin, Cardiff, and Prague.

MATEJ JÁNOŠÍK

Matej is a university student Academy Of Performing Arts in the field of cinematography. He has made more than 20 short films and won several film awards. Currently he making his first feature film. He works closely with several filmmakers from all over Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

MAREK JASAŇ

Marek is a freelance animator. Even though he studied at a high school focused on mathematics and information technologies, his passion for art has led him to the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, where he graduated with a master’s degree in animation and a short animated film Journey. So far, he worked on several commercial projects, video games and short films.

OLIVER TAKAC

Oliver is a student of cinematography at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava The world knows his work thanks to his Instagram, on which he has more than 100,000 followers. Oliver organizes workshops for photographers. His photographs were purchased for various world magazines and galleries.

TEREZA HIRSCH

Tereza Hirsch is a Czech-german director, who studied and worked in Los Angeles. There, she shot her directorial debut "The Guilt List" in 2016, which is a political drama from 1953. The film has been chosen to more than 60 film festivals all around the world and won 16 awards, including Best Short Film and Best Cinematography in Brazil International Film Festival. Immediately after her very successful debut, she founded a production company called Hirsch Pictures, under which name she made other very successful short film Beyond Her Lens (2019). The film is inspired by the life and work of war zone photographer Jana Andert, the main character was played by Lucie Vondráčková. The film has been selected for more than 80 festivals around the world and won more than 25 awards.

After 5 years in Los Angeles, Tereza returned to Prague. Currently, Tereza is engaged in various projects, mainly in short films and music videos. She also continues her successful collaboration with Lucie Vondráčková and has directed a music video for her song "Lovemaking," (Milování) where she combined a harmony of UV lights and colors. The music video is currently experiencing first successes, for example as a winner of the Canadian Cinematography Awards.

Tereza has also been one of five prestigious judges at the German "Film Leben Festival" in 2018.

KEVIN ŠIMKO

Kevin is a student at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, who collaborates in the field of design, film and television production. He has worked on several Slovak feature films. It deals with visual effects.

MICHAL BALÁŽ

Michal Baláž has written more than a dozen short bio or descriptions about himself over the past two years. That means either he is an unrecognizable and forgettable character or biographical annotations consisting of few sentences are simply a very popular genre of reading. It is short, filled with information, readers just love that kind of stuff. I don't blame them. I myself wouldn't refuse a juicy piece of someone's short bio in some catalog, on leaflet or webpage, or at the backside of the book. For example:

Mgr. art. Michal Baláž, ArtD. (1986) was born in a small town in East Slovakia, currently lives and works as a freelance screenwriter, dramaturgist, and director in Bratislava, he sleeps a lot, and tries to collect all poetry collections by his favorite poet Ján Ondruš.