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My new Director's Reel

28 July 2014

Movies and commercials directed by me in the recent years. With the great music by Szymon Wysocki!

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Me on TVN

20 May 2014

The award in Hollywood!

27 September 2012

 "Haracters go to the movies" - a commercial for RealD created entirely in the Human Ark animation studio was given The Best 3D Commercial Award at the 3D Film Festival in Los Angeles!

The festival site

The movie was directed by the WAWPOL directors team (Kamil Polak and Wojtek Wawszczyk).

First "Zabka" commercial

22 August 2012

Amongst over 50 commercials I was somehow involved in the past year this one seemed as one of the most complex. Directed by WAWPOL (Kamil Polak & Wojtek Wawszczyk). Animation and VFX by Human Ark studio.

Haracters are mascots of the Human Ark animation studio that I've been working at for more than a year. So I shot this crazy chairs banging man with a phone and then we added digital creatures so they could help him perform Polish "Happy Birthday" song.

My directors reel 03/2012

22 August 2012

My directors reel from March 2012 - together with Kamil Polak.

Finally! "George the Hedgehog" has recently won two very important prizes at huge international festivals! The Spirit Award at Brooklyn Film Festival in New York, US and the GRAND PRIX at the biggest Asian animated festival SICAF in Korea!!!

Two new commercials 2/2

1 December 2011

And here's the second one! Directed by Wojtek Wawszczyk and Kamil Polak; animation and VFX by Human Ark studio.

Two new commercials 1/2

1 December 2011

Human Ark studio has recently completed two new commericals from the popular "Heart and Mind" series. Both were directed by me and Kamil Polak.

After another screening in US, at the Chicago Internation Film Festival, I found this terrific review of GEORGE THE HEDGEHOG - you can read it HERE.

Finally! George the Hedgehog appeared in stores in three versions: the regular 1-disc version, the collectors 2-dvd edition and Bluray version (consisting of 2 discs as well). The movie is avalilable with English subtitles. The limited collectors edition was additionally packed with over 120 minutes of extras including my older short films: "Headless", "Mouse" and "Penguin".

Hedgehog in Variety!

25 July 2011

 "George the Hedgehog"'s Variety review!

Festivals...

21 July 2011

"The Lost Town of Switez" directed by Kamil Polak and animation supervised by me got the main prize for the first film at the Annecy festival and was awarded with the main prize at the Palm Springs festival.

"George the Hedgehog" was screened at the East of the West competition in Karlovy Vary - it was one of only two Polish films accepted for the festival's competition! The UK premiere of "George" is planned during the LIAF. I'll be there.

T.Leśniak, W.Wawszczyk, J.Tarkowski, R.Skarżycki at the premiere of "George"

Behind the scenes of one of the most popular Polish commercial. The ad was produced by Human Ark studio from Warsaw. I supervised the character animation process.

Kamil Polak's short film "The Lost Town of Switez" that I supervised animation for, has been recently awarded "Silver Hobby-horse" prize at Cracow film festival and currently is being screened at the Annecy Festival in France.

http://www.annecy.org/edition-2011/festival:fr/programmation/programme-fiche-film:f20110179

An excerpt from the movie:

The trailer of the full-lenght animated movie for adults, co-directed by me - with English subtitles:

Second commercial starring George the Hedgehog, directed by me.

First commercial starring George the Hedgehog. Animated parts were directed by me. Drawings: Tomek Leśniak and Olaf Ciszak.

 "George the Hedgehog" is being currently screened in all big Polish theaters! Reviews are fantastic, however lots of viewers seemes to be offended by the film - well, the movie wasn't meant to please all people.

In the meantime take a look at the third commercial starring popular Heart and Brain. I supervised animation on this one as well. Again, the commercial was produced in Human Ark Studio.

 Another commercial with Heart and Brain, made by a Warsaw-based studio HUMAN ARK. I supervised animation on this one.

Heart and Brain: Hysteria

19 February 2011

Here comes a new commercial with popular tv characters Heart and Brain, directed and animation supervised by me and Kamil Polak at Human Ark Studio.

"The Lost Town of Switez" (dir. by Kamil Polak) - the movie that I supervised animation for - has a new trailer. The movie is currently being screened at the Berlinale Film Festival!

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Finally... "George the Hedgehog" was given an official premiere date: March,11th 2011! Soon we're releasing a new (final) trailer of the movie and after that a new comic book, a music video, toys and other surprises! Stay tuned!

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New Website's Design!

12 July 2010

The new version of the wojwaw.com website was designed by me, Maciej Kukurba (visit his furniture store PAN POPI) and Anna Błaszczyk (check out her online sketchbook diary). The website was coded by Piotrek from www.simplewebapps.net.

Je¿ JerzyBecome a fan of the most popular Polish comic book character!

The online cultural magazine Dwutygodnik published an interview with me about the production of Jez Jerzy (George the Hedgehog) – what are the similarities and differences between a graphic novel and an animated movie (in Polish).

Splinter awarded

12 July 2010

SPL)NTER won the Best Animated Movie Award at the 8th Era Nowe Horyzonty festival in Wroclaw, Poland!