Michał Toczek

Director

  SHOWREEL

bio

Director and scriptwriter, graduate of directing department of Lodz Film School. Author of short films, commercials and public awareness campaigns. Winner of more than 50 awards on Polish and international festivals, e.g. in Palm Springs, Brussels, Gdynia, Tbilisi and Brest. His debut short fiction film “A Dead Marriage” was shown at more than 45 festivals in 19 countries (e.g. in South Korea, Armenia, Argentina and USA). His next film – “Be Somebody” was appreciated at Krakow Film Festival and Polish Film Festival in Gdynia among others.

Michał used to work as a reporter in Gazeta Wyborcza, he learned directing on film sets as a 1st AD (“My Wonderful Life”, “The Elephant”). In cinema he values a sensitive approach to the characters and bittersweet humour. He considers Ken Loach and Mike Leigh his masters.

At the moment he is working on his feature debut.