THE CREW​

We are a multinational and multicultural team, brought together by the passion for Japanese culture.

Tom Sajewski - Director & Cinematographer

       I am a director and director of photography for fiction and documentary film projects.

       Currently, I develop “Shinto: The Way of The Kami” film universe, which will consist of several short and medium length documentary films, and possibly feature-length documentary film in future. This collection of films will focus on describing Shinto – the Japanese philosophy of life. Each film – video art, short online film, film for festivals and film for television – is aimed at different audience.

       My film, “Paralysis” (2017), has been officially selected for inclusion in film festivals about 60 times and has won 15 awards, including Best Film, Best Cinematography, and Special Mention. For “Shinto: Musashi-Itsukaichi Festival” (2019), I received Best Theme, Best Concept and Fan Award.

I am interested in technological advancements, but at the same time I am fascinated by nature and human stories. I try to tell them using modern film techniques.

Selected filmography:

  • Shinto: The Way of The Kami (2021) – Documentary, medium length

  • Yellow Green Red (2021) – Documentary, medium length

  • In/Off (2019) – Documentary, short subject

  • Paralysis (2017) – Fiction, Short subject

  • Wooden Rifles (2017) – Documentary, short subject

Paweł Klepacz - Film Editor

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Pawel edited Summa (2018) which received Best Film award at International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam (IDFA) in 2018. IDFA is one of the most important documentary film festivals in the world. Summa (2018) also received Best Film award at Cracow Film Festival, Poland in 2018. He also edited Bitten (2018), which received Best Director award at Cracow Film Festival, Poland in 2018.

Selected Filmography:

  • Vilnius Child (2020) – Documentary, short subject

  • Bitten (2018) – Fiction, short subject

  • Summa (2018) – Documentary, medium length

Agnieszka Wołejko - Sound Designer & Music

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Agnieszka worked as a dubbing recordist and editor on the Polish versions of Star Wars: The Mandalorian (2019) and Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017). She was also a member of the music recording team on the critically acclaimed video game The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (2011).

Selected filmography:

  • Star Wars: The Mandalorian (2019) - Fiction, TV series

  • Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) - Fiction, feature film

  • The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (2011) - Video Game

Dóra László-Gulyás - Co-Producer

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A Hungarian film director and the Kickstarter Campaign Manager for this project. She is currently a member of the Jury at Short of the Year Film Festival (2021 edition) in Spain. Dóra's profile: https://youartiste.com/en/lgdora

Selected filmography:

  • D-Moll (2019) - Fiction, short subject

  • A Silent Song (2020) - Fiction, short subject

Daniel De La Rosa Oliva - Additional Music

Daniel de la Rosa Oliva is a Spanish composer, arranger and musician currently working in the audiovisual media. Daniel studied cello and his passion for film music started very early, which led him to compose scores for numerous films, most recently the Italian short film "Marcello". He writes music in different styles and uses a wide range of instrumentation and colors. Daniel's profile: https://open.spotify.com/artist/42k1Xml32Ar15FRlhfdySZ

Bruce Haendel - 1st Assistant Director

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An American living in Japan for over 35 years. He helped arrange the filming in Japan. Bruce's website: https://www.openmind-japan.com/

Richard Berkeley - Assistant production manager

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Richard is a British actor, university lecturer and classical musician. He has worked in some capacity with a number of leading directors including Ken Russell, Liliana Cavani, Lina Wertmuller, Franco Brusati, Stephen Natanson, Lukasz Barczyk, Iran Vyrypraev, Barry Gavin and Silvano Bussotti and Michele Soavi.

Richard's TEDx talk: https://youtu.be/CMwqJ4CxgOw