michal@mzak.co.uk

About me

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who I am

A Polish immigrant who pulled a sneaky on Brexit by becoming a British citizen. A lover of pickles and that sweet existential dread that comes from watching intensely bleak films.

I’m also an experienced Editor and an Assistant Editor / Additional Editor on features & HETV.

My background in music production means I’m all about getting the rhythm & pacing just right. And as a former programmer, I always seek new ways to speed up my workflows so I can spend more time focusing on the creative aspects of telling a story.

I’m here to help bring the director’s vision to life – the more ambitious the better.

experience

Nominated for a BAFTA for editing  The Ballad of Olive Morris.

Worked as an Additional Editor with editor Mark Everson (Paddington 2) and director Mark Gatiss (Sherlock) on The Amazing Mr Blunden – a remake of a beloved Christmas classic.

Cut a Sky documentary about the issues surrounding Afro hair in the film industry (Untold Stories: Hair on Set)

Assisted on Channel 4‘s Chivalry , upcoming Wonka feature film from Warner Brothers and Apple TV+ show Hijack.

Recently edited three short dramas for the BBC (The Audition, Jigging, Papercut) and three more shorts are currently very successful on the festival circuit (How to Cope with Oliver PopePersonal Effects, 1 Up)

Collaborated with HBO on featurettes on the craft behind their hit TV series (Watchmen, Succession & Sharp Objects)

Received the Royal Television Society Award – “Craft Skills” – for documentary Nial Adams

Worked on promos and unscripted content for brands such as GQ, New Balance and Radio X.

software

AVID Media Composer
Adobe Premiere
Adobe After Effects
DaVinci Resolve
Ableton

technical skills

film & sound editing
motion graphics & animation
ingesting, syncing & logging
programming & software engineering
media & database management
setting up post-production workflows
compositing & VFX
conform & online editing

contact

I’m available for both in-house and remote work.
Drop me a line at michal@mzak.co.uk if you’ve got a project you would like to chat about.

I’m also taking film recommendations & good veggie recipes.