Our directing graduate, Krzysztof Chodorowski, in an interview for Indieactivity talked about the film he directed, "Masha" – a touching short produced by the Warsaw Film School.
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Stills from the film "Masha" – cinematographer: Michał Stańczyk
Krzysztof Chodorowski recounted, among other things, the process of writing the script and working on the film. "Masha" tells the story of a Ukrainian woman, Vera, working illegally in a Polish factory, who tries to help her colleague Masha, injured in an accident. 'The screenplay was written by me. It is a story unfortunately based on true events that took place in Poland in recent years.' – Krzysztof revealed.
The director himself talked to Ukrainians who told him many shocking stories about working conditions for foreigners in our country, which inspired him in his work on the project.
His idea was quickly endorsed by the tutors and professors of our School. 'I am glad that the Warsaw Film School, despite the difficult topic I discuss in this film, gave me a credit of trust and produced it and support me so much' – said director – 'I would like to especially say thanks to my artistic mentor Barbara Pawłowska and Warsaw Film School chancellor Maciej Ślesicki, who supported me all the way in my filmmaking process.
If you want to know more about how "Masza" was realized, you can read the interview with our graduate, which is available at the link below.
Poster of the film "Masha" by Zuzanna Tokarska and Wiktoria Grzybowska
CAST: Daria Polunina, Sonia Mietielica Witold Dębicki, Kacper Lech, Zuzanna Rutkowska, Konrad Żygadło
SCRIPT & DIRECTING: Krzysztof Chodorowski DOP: Michał Stańczyk EDITING: Julia Muszyńska SOUND: Mateusz Weigl ARTISTIC SUPERVISION: Barbara Pawłowska PRODUCER: Maciej Ślesicki PRODUCTION: Warsaw Film School
Films by students of the Warsaw Film School are co-financed by the Polish Film Institute