Changes in the Animation Department Platige Image: Jan Blumczyński was appointed Managing Director of the Animation Department as of September 1, and Agata Bereś was appointed Head of Production. Both positions were previously held by Magdalena Machalica, who will remain in Platige Image as an advisor.
Jan Blumczyński is a graduate of the film school in Vancouver (2008). For over 14 years he has been working as a 3D artist, supervising teams creating special effects for large Hollywood productions and A-class series. He has worked in studios such as ScanlineVFX, RodeoFX, and Method Studios. His most important projects include Series of Unfortunate Events (2017) and Unreal (2021), one of his episodes (Ignition) was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Special Effects. He also gained valuable experience with two Marvel blockbusters: Kapitanie Ameryce: Wojnie heroes (2016) and Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 (2017).
In the case of Marvel’s titles, both the production know-how and the artistic side supported by the latest technological solutions counted. Both of these areas were top notch. The philosophy of work at Platige is similar. In the Warsaw studio, I will be able to use my previous experience and further develop the technology and support the team in creating the best quality projects – emphasizes Blumczyński.
Agata Bereś studied film production at the Polish National Film, Television and Theater School in Łódź. She gained professional experience in advertising agencies (including Gray Group Poland and Testardo Gram), where she worked as a producer for over a decade. Until now, at Platige, she was a Senior Producer in the Animation Department.