logo filmoffice

what we do

Film Office offers you a full range of services that will facilitate your production needs for film & television, documentaries, commercials, music videos and stills. We take on projects of all shapes and sizes from all over the world.

We cover:

Fixing • Production Management • Production Coordination • Location Scout • Research

Why with a fixer?

Local support and execution without all the unnecessary costs. Assistance in projects of any kind and size, even small budget projects that nobody else wants to take on. Pre-production research, budgeting, scheduling and location scouting. Great relationship and discounts with local crew, location providers and suppliers. Excellent knowledge of Polish locations, film regulations and permits. Close relationship with Polish & Regional Film Commissions.
Bi-lingual multi-tasker at your service.

Focus on Your Production.
Let us fix the rest

who we are

Agnieszka Kik-Czapla

Has worked as a Production Coordinator, Production Manager, 1st AD, Fixer, and Researcher on many international projects shot in Poland for companies including the BBC, ZDF, CBS Television, Channel 4, Discovery, TVP, Tatfilm, Kasander Film Company, Taodue Film, and Lux Vide. Her 16 years of experience have allowed her to collaborate on a wide range of projects, from small budget documentaries to big budget features. She perfectly understands the specific needs of different production genres. Agnieszka graduated from the Institute of Media Managing and Organization in Film and Television Production at the University of Silesia in Katowice.

Sylwia Szczechowicz-Warszewska

Works as a freelance Fixer, Location Manager, and Production Manager for feature film, documentaries and television. In 2004 she joined Tempus Film Company, a production services company, growing from Production Assistant to 2nd Production Manager as she completed projects with such distributors as Teamworx, ZDF, WRD, Arte, Constantin Film, and Broadview TV. She holds a bachelor’s degree in International Political Relations from the University of Lodz as well as a graduate degree in Film Production from the Polish National Film, Television and Theater School in Lodz. Sylwia believes that clear communication, good relations, persistence and hard work are key components to a successful shoot.

what we did

Agnieszka Kik-Czapla

  • 2015 - “Komisja morderstw” – tv series – dir. Jarek Marszewski – production coordinator
  • 2015 - “Gilbert Documentary Project” (working title) - dir. Dan Sturman – production assitant
  • 2014 - “Loving Vincent“ – painted animation – dir. Dorota Kobiela – production manager
  • 2014 - “Sprawiedliwy” – feature film – dir. Michał Szczerbic – 2nd AD, production coordinator
  • 2014 - “Warsaw Uprising” – documentary-feature film – dir. Jan Komasa - dialogue list
  • 2014 - “Letnie przesilenie” feature film – dir. Michał Rogalski – production coordinator Poland
  • 2012 - “Żywie Biełaruś” feature film – dir. Krzysztof Łukaszewicz – 2nd AD
  • 2012 - “Spies of Warsaw” BBC tv series – dir. Coky Giedroyc – production coordinator
  • 2011 - “Los numerous” feature film – dir. Ryszard Zatorski – production coordinator, cast
  • 2011 - “Hidden” (“W ciemności”) feature film – dir. Agnieszka Holland – production coordinator
  • 2010 - “Lincz” feature film – dir. Krzysztof Łukaszewicz – 2nd AD, cast
  • 2009 - “Robert Mitchum est mort” – dir. Olivier Babinet and Fred Kihn – production coordinator
  • 2009 - “Rewizyta” („Revisited”) feature film - dir. Krzysztof Zanussi– assistant production manager
  • 2009 - “Randka w ciemno” feature film – dir. Wojciech Wójcik – production coordinator
  • 2008 - “Operacja Dunaj” („Operation Danube”) feature film – dir. Jacek Głomb – 2nd AD, post-prod.
  • 2008 - “Within the whirlwind” feature film – dir. Marleen Gorris – production coordinator
  • 2008 - “Serce na dłoni” feature film – dir. Krzysztof Zanussi - production coordinator
  • 2007 - “Boisko bezdomnych” feature film – dir. Kasia Adamik – production coordinator
  • 2007 - “ John Paul II” docudrama –BBC dir. Philip Smith – production coordinator
  • 2007/2008 - “Behind Closed Doors – Stalin” docudrama - BBC dir. Andrew Williams – production coord.
  • 2007 - “Klezmer in Berlin” documentary - ZDF dir. Krzysztof Zanussi – production coordinator
  • 2006 - “Amazing Race” reality show CBS TV – production coordinator
  • 2006 - “Hindenburg” docudrama – dir. Sean Grundy - production coordinator
  • 2006 - “Nightwatching” feature film – dir. Peter Greenaway – production coordinator
  • 2006 - “Jasne błękitne okna” feature film – dir. Bogusław Linda – assistant production manager
  • 2005 - “Summer Love” feature film – dir. Piotr Uklański – producer assistant
  • 2005 - “Pope John Paul II” feature film – dir. John Kent Harrison – assistant production manager
  • 2005 - “The New History of the XX Century” documentary series Channel 4 - fixer in Poland
  • 2005 - “Storm” docudrama BBC – production coordinator
  • 2005 - “Battle for Warsaw” – documentary Discovery – production manager
  • 2005 - “Wolf” – docudrama BBC – assistant production manager
  • 2004 - “Karol. A man who became Pope” feature film – dir. Giacomo Battiato – 3rd AD
  • 2004 - “Aryan couple” feature film – dir. John Daly – assistant production manger
  • 2003 - “Ławeczka” feature film – assistant production manager
  • 2001 - “Faithful” feature film – production coordination
  • 2000 - “Raport” feature film – production assistant

Sylwia Szczechowicz-Warszewska

  • 2015 - “Gilbert Documentary Project” (working title) - documentary - dir. Dan Sturman – production manager
  • 2015 – “Heimat ist kein Ort” – feaure film – dir. Udo Witte – 2nd production manager
  • 2015 – “Mit dem Mut der Verzweiflung” – dir. Oliver Halmburger - 2nd production manager
  • 2014 – “The Photographer” – docudrama ZDF - dir. Waldemar Krzystek – 2nd production manager
  • 2014 – “Phoenix” – feature film - dir. Christian Petzold – 2nd production manager
  • 2014 – “Co czytać?” (What to read?) – tv program – production manager
  • 2014 – “Framed” – feature film - dir. Piotr Śmigasiewicz - location manager
  • 2013 – “Run boy run” – feature film - dir. Pepe Danquart – production coordinator
  • 2012 – “Weltenbrand” – docudrama ZDF - dir. Carsten Gutschmidt – 2nd production manager
  • 2009 – “Der Raketenmann Wernher von Braun” – docudrama ZDF - dir. Peter Claridge, Dirk Kämper – production coordinator
  • 2008 – “Anonyma – Eine Frau in Berlin” – feature film - dir. Max Färberböck - production coordinator
  • 2008 – “Marcel Reich Ranicki – Mein Leben” – feature film - dir. Dror Zahavi – production coordinator
  • 2007 – “Das Wunder von Mogadischu” – docudrama ZDF - dir. Oliver Halmburger, Marek Brodzki – production coordinator
  • 2007 – “Die Wehrmacht” – docudrama ZDF - dir. Ingo Helm – production coordinator
  • 2006 – “Die Kinder der Flucht” – docudrama ZDF - dir. Hans-Christoph Blumenberg – production coordinator
  • 2006 – “Mauer – Berlin ‘61” – feature film - dir. Hartmut Schoen – production coordinator
  • 2006 – “Nicht alle waren Morder” – feature film - dir. Jo Baier – production coordinator
  • 2006 – “Verdun 1916. Die grosse Schlacht” – docudrama ZDF - dir. Oliver Halmburger – production coordinator
  • 2005 – “Das Drama von Dresden” – docudrama ZDF - dir. Sebastian Dehnhardt – production assistant
  • 2005 – “Der Grenzer und das Mädchen” – feature film - dir. Hartmut Schoen – production assistant
  • 2005 – “Die Luftbrucke. Nur die Himel war frei” – feature film - dir. Dror Zahavi – production assistant

Fixing & production
services in Poland

why Poland

Film Locations

Situated in the geographic centre of Europe, Poland offers a great diversity of natural landscapes like snow-capped mountains, deep forests, lakes, sandy beaches, and rural looks. Architecture in Poland ranges from early Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Classic, Soviet, Modernist and Contemporary. Poland is famous for its many well maintained castles.

Poland Film Location Permits.

No extraordinary restrictions or rules apply. Please contact us for location specific information.

When to shoot?

Poland has a four-season climate with hot summers, colourful leaves in fall, white winters, and spring in full bloom.

Crew & service:

Polish crews are experienced and speak English. Crew costs are very competitive compared to Western Europe. All of the standard camera, grip and lighting equipment is available locally. Poland offers also a variety of post production facilities.


More information:

references

Faced with the task of setting up production unit in Poland, while at the same time attending the School of Cinema-Television at the University of Southern California, I had to rely on phone and email communication with my producer in Warsaw in many critical aspects of this challenging process. Ms Kik was on board before I had a chance to meet her personally. Once I arrived in Warsaw, I was very pleased to get to know her. During the shoot, Ms Kik showed a lot of enthusiasm, inventiveness and dedication. She also showed excellent problem-solving abilities as well as communication skills. The cast and crew was partially Polish and Partially American. Thus, the shoot of this film involved also mediating between two different film cultures and two quite different ways of making films. Ms. Kik’s sense of humor and familiarity with the set etiquette made a huge difference for the success of the project. I hope that you will give Ms. Kik most serious consideration if you happen to be in the position of offering her work. She is a very serious, skilled, devoted and passionate filmmaker and a great asset to any production. If you have any question, do not hesitate to contact me.

Marzena Grzegorczyk, Writer / Director / Producer, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Sylwia Szczechowicz-Warszewska is one of the most stellar field producers I have worked with during my more than a decade as a documentary filmmaker. During our close work together on a challenging period reenactment shoot in Legnica, Sylwia proved herself to be not only reliable, hard- working, conscientious, thoughtful, and more than equal to any task or problem that arose, but also incredibly flexible and creative. The fact I was still in the US during pre-production wasn’t a problem for Sylwia; she clearly explained to me the production processes unique to Poland, scouted and secure locations, hired an excellent crew, obtained fair prices, tracked and reported every cost, and kept me informed of developments at all times. Needless to say, she is a clear communicator and highly skilled negotiator able to do superior work independently. Once our American crew arrived and we began shooting, Sylwia and her partner Agnieszka Kik expertly managed every production exigency, on and off set. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you’d like more information.

Dylan Nelson, Emmy-nominated Documentary Producer

Pain is temporary, film is forever!
John Milius

contact

Agnieszka Kik-Czapla

mobile: +48 604 625 744

email: agnieszka@filmoffice.pl

Sylwia Szczechowicz-Warszewska

mobile: +48 500 172 369

email: sylwia@filmoffice.pl

Wroclaw – Lodz – Warsaw / or wherever You need to shoot in POLAND