Maciej Pisarek Born 8 November 1966, in Kraków. Polish director and screenplay writer. 1985-1990 he studied Polish Philology and Film at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. In 1995 he graduated from the Director’s Department of Lodz Film School.
Experienced on film sets of major Polish filmmakers. Apart from documentaries and feature films, he has worked in different commercial and TV forms - for example music video of Rojek’s and Smolik's "Another Beautiful Day" (Olympic Anthem) or narrative documentary “Defence Of Jasna Gora”, with Daniel Olbrychski. Moreover, American NBC has put Pisarek’s commercial in a prestigious program titled: "The Best Commercials You’ve Never Seen".
In 2004 he begins to shoot his independent short “Waves. Day Return”. In 2005 the film was bought by The Polish Television (TVP). It was afterwards selected to competition by important festivals like Avignon, Message to Man in Sankt Petersburg, Slamdance and many others.
2005-2007 he works on a screenplay “Warsaw Dark” (original title “Izolator”), which was to be his feature fiction debut. The film however was directed by a cinematographer, Christopher Doyle. Pisarek did not agree to leave his name among credits of that movie because of the production changes which ruined form and meaning of the original screenplay.
Selected films (director and writer)
2008 – „Solo” (doc., 55 min.)
2006 – „Fale. Wyjazd” (Eng. „Waves. Day Return”; fic., 26 min.)
2001 – „Lubię dygresje. Rzecz o Wojciechu Marczewskim” (doc., 40 min.)
2001 – „Przeżyć ‘Przedwiośnie’” (doc., 30 min.)
2000 – „Mój film” (Eng. „My Film”; doc., 30 min.)
2009 – “Solo” - Grand Prize, Festival International du Film sur l’Art, Montreal
2008 – “Solo” - Main Jury Award, Music On Film Film On Music, Prague
2007 – “Waves. Day Return” - Special Jury Remi, WorldFest, Houston