Bad Influencer is Potoczna's début feature film and was shot entirely in England during Covid.
She is currently working on her second feature "Wild Tales From Budapest" which charts the progress of the hapless Frank, a loser wannabe who follows the advice of a charismatic male influencer and loses control of his life.
Potoczna has also made three shorts - Being Marilyn - a drama about men in dresses, Fugue - an experimental take on multi-generational family dysfunction - and 8-10 Minutes written by Paul Franklin.
Before setting up Cassandra & Ernesto with her husband, Alvi Fussen, she worked on photography projects and had several noteworthy exhibitions in Zurich, Budapest and Krakow.
Ancient history section: Before photography Potoczna produced and directed plays on the London fringe circuit. These include No Exit and The Respectful Prostitute both by Jean Paul Sartre which she translated from French. She also produced and acted in The Typists by Murray Schisgal, acted and directed Shout Across The River by Steven Poliakoff and produced and acted in Talk to Me Like The Rain and Let me Listen by Tennessee Williams as well as acting in other productions and co-directing Jean Genet's Deathwatch in a production by Brett Allen.
She has an MA in Text and Performance from RADA and Kings College London, studied photography, film and sound and the London College of printing for three years, trained in the Strasberg Method with David Bennett at the London Strasberg Institute and also has a diploma in conference interpreting and speaks several foreign languages including French, Italian, Dutch, Polish and Hungarian. She continues to update her skills and knowledge by taking short courses at Raindance and IFH Academy.
She lives with her husband and cat in Budapest.