BIO / CV
Born in Szczecin, Poland, and raised in Ontario, Canada, Piotr's professional practice is rooted in a passion for storytelling and artistic expression through visual narrative. This, combined with his strong inclination for collaboration, adept logistical management, and technical proficiency, has yielded a diverse and impressive body of work, resulting in numerous awards and accolades. His portfolio spans a wide range of genres and formats, including narrative films, documentaries, music videos, commercials, and installation projects.
Piotr's early endeavours led to a nomination from the Canadian Society of Cinematographers for his work on the WWII anti-war film "Sirens of Bastogne." Following this success, he ventured into numerous short-form narrative and documentary projects, including the award-winning documentary "The Dance Connection," "Garsć Ziemi," "Le Buffet," and "If I Smiled at You." With a primary focus on cinematography, his first feature-length film, "These Lovers," premiered at the Shanghai International Film Festival as part of Telefilm's Best of Canada selection. Piotr continued to lens subsequent narrative features, including "Autumn Springs" and Telefilm's first Franco-Ontario funded comedy, "Noël en boîte." He also took on episodic television, serving as the Cinematographer for the coming-of-age series "La Petite Mairesse" for TV5 UNIS / TFO.
His recent work on the gritty romantic drama "Bang Bang" has earned him several Best Cinematography awards, including recognition at the Toronto Independent Film Festival, Paris International Short Festival, Sydney Indie Short Festival, and the Hong Kong Indie Film Festival.
Beyond his on-set contributions, Piotr has shared his knowledge and expertise as a Professor in the School of Media at Canadore College, where he taught the art and craft of cinematography to the next generation of aspiring professionals.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Canadian Society of Cinematographers