Grzegorz Jonkajtys was born in Warsaw, Poland, in 1972.
He gratuated from Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw in 1995. He has been working for advertisement, animation and feature film industry for over 12 years.
Grzegorz directed his first animated short Mantis in 2000, and won several international awards for it. (BAF, Imagina Independent Talent)
While working in Poland (Platige image) and USA (Digital Kitchen, Cafefx, Syndicate, Industrial Light and Magic), Grzegorz has contributed as vfx artist and animation lead for such films as Sin City, Hellboy, Blade III, Pan’s labyrinth, Mist and Terminator Salvation among others.
He is best known for writing and directing his second film “ARK”
for which he has been nominated to Golden Palm at Cannes film festival in 2007, and won Siggraph Electronic Theater “Best of Show” award in the same year.
In 2010 Grzegorz completed work on "The 3rd Letter" a live action dystopian drama starring Rodrigo Lopresti.
The 3rd Letter received BEST DIRECTOR prize at HollyShorts film festival in Los Angeles in 2010, Best of Show Jury award at Nevada City film festival and audience award at Maelstorm: Seattle Fantastic Film Festival.
Currently Grzegorz works at Industrial Light and Magic and lives in San Francisco.
Films by Grzegorz Jonkajtys