Helena Ganjalyan & Bartosz Szpak

Directing Duo



Helena Ganjalyan and Bartosz Szpak are a multidisciplinary directors duo. Their film “JA” for the Tyskie brand was awarded the Grand Prix and the 1st Prize in the Branded Stories category in Papaya Young Directors 2020. They have collaborated with such brands as PUMA, Coca-Cola, Audi, Hertz, mBank, Audioteka, Pernod Ricard – Wyborowa. They have knack for music videos, and the projects they create are included in the lists of the most interesting clips every year. Their feature debut is currently finishing the development stage, for which they received support from the Polish Film Institute.

Helena is a graduate of the Academy of Theater Arts. st. Wyspianski in Krakow, Bartek graduated from the Lodz Film School.

For many years, they have been working simultaneously in various creative areas – Helena is a theater director, choreographer and photograper, Bartek writes music and directs audio productions. Awareness of the rich shared skill-set as well as the tools and language they use in their work allows them to take a unique perspective in their projects.

They treat all their fields of activity as a set of interconnected vessels and try to let the experience and skills acquired in each of them influence one other.

Their work is characterized by attention to detail, closeness to the characters, sensitivity to the stories told and detailed planning. Each time they look for the best visual form for the stories they tell, while their education and many years of acting experience allow them to lead the actors very precisely.