In 1988, I graduated at the film and television department of the School of Journalism at the Charles University in Praha with a diploma thesis on “The Relationship of Film Sound and Picture”.
1987 Film “Poets’ Pageant”, won 2nd prize at the festival of non-commercial films “Brno 16”
1988-1990 Worked as the film and cultural editor of the Mladá Fronta daily
1990-1995 Worked as the film and music editor of the Reflex magazine
1995-1997 Produced and directed news features for the private TV station Nova
Documents and film reports:
As a director and a cameraman, I shot from 1998 to 1999 in Kosovo, Palestine, and Chechnia (won 1st and 2nd prizes in UNESCO competition), I made a document on a festival of Jewish culture, a document on the underground music festival “The Steel Tulip” and a document on a music festival in Chicago.
In 1998 and 1999, I contributed to the alternative music TV program “Šedesátka”. I authored music videos, among others “Barma” for the band “Pod Černý Vrch” which won the non-commercial “Šedesátka” count down in 1998, “Klíče od hospod” for the band “České Srdce” which won the commercial hit chart “Eso” in 2000.
From 1998 to 2000, I traveled in France, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Greece, Britain, Ireland and the Balkan countries and collected material on European magic cults, contributions to the TV program “Objektiv”. In 1998, I made a full-length portrait of the Bulgarian financier Martin Zajmov and the film was awarded as the best documentary on Bulgarian TV.