Waldemar Kalinowski - Production designer, producer, director, writer.
is currently in New Mexico working on Sweetwater a surrealistic western with Ed Harris, January Jones and Miller Brother?s directing. Earlier this year, in Ireland and Sweden, he completed Life?s a breeze for director Lance Daly. Last year he designed and directed 2ndunit on Acaia a feature film with Claire Danes and Sarah Bolgers. Both films in post. Earlier work includes: Passion play with Mitch Glazer directing, The children of Irena Sendler a television film for director John Kent Harrison and Crazy Heart for Writer/Director Scott Cooper, Ed Harris? fine western, Apolossa awards gathering Irish film Kisses for director Lance Daly. Prior to that, he and Andy Garcia collaborated on Lost City; a film set during the Cuban Revolution, Path to war a film about Vietnam War, directed by John Frankenheimer?s, Stigmata for director Rupert Wainwright, Dance with me for director Randa Haines. His credits also include five films with director Mike Figgis: Leaving Las Vegas at MGM, One night, Mr. Jones, Libestraum and Internal Affairs. Earlier in his career he designed Randa Haines? Wrestling Ernest Hemingway at Warner Bros. , Clare Peploe?s Rough Magic for Samuel Goldwyn Co., Harold Becker?s The Boost for Hemdale and Victor Salva?s Powder at Disney.
Future projects include Andy Garcia?s Hemingway and Fuentes, Tal a feature about Michail Tal, the Russian chess master and England?sGold, a story set during the Crimean War.
Apart from feature films, Waldemar has designed numerous music videos, commercials, television projects and stage installations.
Born in Austria, raised in Warsaw, Poland, Waldemar attended the University of Warsaw to study physics and mathematics. He received his Masters of Fine Arts degree from California Institute of the Arts.
Waldemar?s eclectic professional activities include a research project on heat shields for the US Lunar Lander in 1969, a series of performance-video installation in the mid-seventies, a seven-year stint as a fashion and advertising photographer and a continuing acting career, which began with a role in the 1978 feature Heaven?s Gate..
His wife, the Set Decorator Florence Fellman, trained as art historian with masters degree in 19th and 20th century European art, is his closest collaborator. Since 1984, the couple has worked together as a Production Designer - Set Decorator team on most of Mr. Kalinowski?s projects.
Waldemar Kalinowski will conduct the series of Master Classes.