Tomasz Szafranski is a graduate of film directing at the Krzysztof Kieślowski Radio and TV Faculty of the University of Silesia in Katowice.
Director and writer of feature theatrical films: “It’s a Perfect Night for a Suicide” (2012), and critically-acclaimed hits “Adventurers’ Club” (2015) and “Rock’n’Roll Eddie” (2019), both praised as groundbreaking Polish adventure comedies.
For American market he wrote and directed a screwball comedy “No Panic, With a Hint of Hysteria” (2016), starring Stephen Baldwin.
Director of popular TV series “Tainted” (TVN), “Nowa” (TVP1), “Do dzwonka” (Disney Channel), “Do Dzwonka Café” (Disney Channel), “It’s Not the End of the World” (Polsat), “Druga szansa” (TVN), “Echo serca” (TVP2).
Two-time laureate of the Hartley-Merrill Competition – won the special HBO Award for the script “Przestrzenie nieba” (2007) and the special Polish Film Institute Award for the script “Derby” (2008).
In 2011, he directed Neil Simon’s Broadway play “Barefoot in the Park” at the Kwadrat Theatre in Warsaw.
Recently, he's been directing films in the Virtual Reality technology, combining state-of-the-art VR tools with traditional cinematic techniques to literally immerse the audience into the world of famous individuals from Polish arts, science and sports.
Translator of books “The Five C’s of Cinematography” by Joseph V. Mascelli, “Directing Actors” by Judith Weston, “Directed by Steven Spielberg” by Warren Buckland, “Screenwriting 434” by Lew Hunter, “On Directing” by David Mamet, “True and False: Heresy and Common Sense for the Actor” by David Mamet.