Application for ASC VISION Mentorshi program

  • dawid pietkiewicz
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 16, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - dawid pietkiewicz

Traveling and cinema are my biggest passions. Experiencing the World this way gives me constant inspiration and chances to meet new artists and collaborate on diverse projects. I can easily call my life a “never ending adventure”
Respect for nature and animals had always been helping me while on location shoots especially at the beginning of my career shooting docs in Americas and Africa.
In 1993 post-communist Poland, I fell in love with cinema. As a 13-year-old kid sneaking onto filmsets and taking stills with my 35mm camera. For months I observed the best Polish Cinematographers at work,then I was given my first job as a stills photographer. Ever since cinematography has been my passion and I have never looked back. After graduating Film School in Poland, I worked in Los Angeles for over – six years and gained experience as a steadicam and camera operator. I moved to
the UK in 2010 and was accepted onto BAFTA Crew and was soon offered my feature film debut job
as Cinematographer. Loving the experience and working all over the UK , Europe and Africa while
improving in my craft I completed six feature films as Cinematographer along with over two hunderd other projects as Steadicam and Camera Operator.
In 2021 I sustained serious leg injury that put me out of work for almost three years. During my
convalescence, I started writing scripts that maybe one day will come to the screen. Now that I am
well recovered, I would like to re-start my cinema adventure as a 2nd unit Cinematographer. I have all the
experience necessary, and I believe that could be the best way of getting back into the industry loop.

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Director Statement

During every single shoot my main goal is to translate the emotions from in front of the lens to the people watching the same image later on the screen. I do that by freezing the moments as in still photography and extending them into the moving photography”