Prominent producer, editor and professor
2002 International EMMY Award
2006 Christopher Award
2009 Czech Lion Patrik Pašš & Karel Reisz
Graduated from The Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU - Editing) in 1983.
Worked as editor on numerous award-winning films and documentaries.
Founder and CEO of TRIGON PRODUCTION since 1996,
Professor of editing at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (VŠMU).
Member of the Slovak Film and Television Academy,
Vice President of Slovak Audiovisual Producers Association (SAPA),
Co-founder of the Slovak Audiovisual Fund and its Chairman of the Board in 2009-2010.
Filmography – Producer
NICKY´S FAMILY – premiere January 20, 2011
"Best Documentary" - Montreal World Film Festival 2011, Canada
"Audience Award" - Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2011, Czech Republic
"Prize of the Mayor of Piestany", IFF Cinematik, Slovak Republic
"Prize of Oty Hofman for the best film" and "Special Prize of Jury for film with the most impressive moral accent" - Children´s Film Festival of Ota Hofman – Czech Republic
"David Camera Award for the best music" – Warsaw Jewish Film Festival, Poland
"Audience Award for the Best Documentary" – UK Jewish Film Festival, 2011, Great Britain
"Audience Award for the Best Documentary" – Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival 2012, USA
© 2011 /95‘/ HD, DVCam/ feature documentary. Co-production: TRIGON PRODUCTION & W.I.P. & Slovak Television & Czech Television. Distribution: 2011 Director: Matej Mináč, Script: Matej Mináč, Patrik Pašš, Music: Janusz Stoklosa.
OLD TOWN CRIME TALES © 2010 / television drama series / 7 x 56 min./ Co-production: TRIGON PRODUCTION & Slovak Television & Czech Television. Distribution: 2010 Director: Ján Sebechlebský, Script: Alex Koenigsmark, Music: Lubica Čekovská.
3 SEASONS IN HELL © 2009 /100‘/ 35mm/ feature film. Director: Tomáš Mašín / Script: Tomáš Mašín, Lubomír Drozd/ Producer: Dawson Productions & Filmstudio Babelsberg & TRIGON PRODUCTION s.r.o. / Production in: 2008 / Distribution: 2010 / Awards: 11 Czech Lion nominations 2010, out of which: Czech Lion for Best Actor, Best camera, Best sound; selected into first nomination round for 2010 European Film Awards
HEAVEN, HELL...EARTH © 2009 /95‘/ 35mm/ feature film. Co-production: TRIGON PRODUCTION & Slovak Television & Czech Television. Distribution: 2009 Director: Laura Siváková, Script: Laura Siváková, Music: Oskar Rózsa. Awards: Special Jury Remi Award - 43rd WorldFest, Houston, TX, USA, National Winner of Hartley-Merrill Prize / Awards SIVAKOVA: The Viewer‘s Award IFF Bratislava, Bronze Grape IFF Lagow and IGRIC Award for „Quartétto“
WAR GAMES © 2008 /120‘/ DigiBeta / documentary. Co-production: APPLE FILM & ARTE (FR) & TV Polska & TRIGON PRODUCTION. Director: Dariusz Jablonski, Script: Dariusz Jablonski, Music: Michal Lorenc. Opening Film at IDFA 2009 / Awards JABLONSKI: Grand Prix Fipa d´Or, Prix Europa – Berlin 1998, Best Documentary - Television Festival – Banff 1999, Adolf Grimme Prize 2000 „The Photographer“
MY FATHER GULAG © 2008 /52‘/ DigiBETA/ documentary. Co-production: TRIGON PRODUCTION & CNF Russia: 2008 Director: František Palonder, Script: František Palonder, Music: Marcel Palonder. Awards: 2008 Special Jury Award - One World Film Festival, Bratislava, 2009 Silver Award - Zolotoj Buben Film Festival, Russia
THE OPTIMIST © 2008 /52‘/ DigiBETA/ documentary. Co-production: TRIGON PRODUCTION & Slovak Television & Slovak Film Institute: 2008 Director: Dušan Trančík, Script: Dušan Trančík, Erika Podlipná, Music: Pressburger Klezmer Band. Awards: 2009 IGRIC for Best TV documentary / Awards TRANČÍK: Grand Prix IFF Karlovy Vary 1969, TRILOBIT 1969, IGRIC 1969 „Photographing Inhabitants of a House“
STRAWBERY WINE © 2007 /110‘/ 35mm/ feature film. Co-production: APPLE FILM PRODUCTION Poland & TRIGON PRODUCTION Distribution: 2007 Director: Dariusz Jablonski, Script: Andrzej Stasiuk, Dariusz Jablonski, Music: Michal Lorenc. Awards JABLONSKI: Grand Prix Fipa d´Or, Prix Europa – Berlin 1998, Best Documentary - Television Festival – Banff 1999, Adolf Grimme Prize 2000 „The Photographer“
MARTIN SLIVKA - THE MAN WHO PLANTED TREES © 2007 / 90‘ /DBCT/ documentary. Co-production: TRIGON PRODUCTION & Slovak Television & Slovak Film Institute. Premiere: 16. March 2007,Director: Martin Šulík. Awards ŠULIK: nominated at IFF Karlovy Vary 2006 „Sluneční stát“, „Záhrada“ 1995 Grand Prize at Cottbus FF, 1995 IFF Karlovy Vary, 1995 Torino IFF, „Klíč k určování trpaslíku“ 2003 Czech Critics Awards
BYE, BYE HARRY © 2006 /92‘ /35mm / black romantic comedy. Co-production: NFP TELEART, NO SNOW PRODUCTIONS, BANANA FILMS, TRIGON PRODUCTION. Director: Robert Young, Script: Graham Alborough, Cast: Tim Dutton, Bela B. Felsenheimer, Moanna Ferré, Veronica Ferres, Iddo Goldberg, Joanna Page, Til Schweiger, Vanessa Wieduwilt
TWO SYLLABLES BEHIND © 2004 /84‘ /35mm / feature film. Co-production: TRIGON PRODUCTION & Slovak Television & Czech Television & Ateliery Bonton Zlín. Distributor: SPI International Slovakia. Script, Director: Katarína Šulajová, Music: Jan P. Muchow. Awards: Audience Award-6th International Film Festival Bratislava 2004, Slovakia /Minister of Culture Award – 45th International Film Festival for Children and Youth Zlín 2005,Czech Republic /Students Jury Award – Festival of Young Film Pécs 2005, Hungary /Ota Hofman Award – 37th Children’s Film and Television festival of Ota Hofman 2005, Ostrov, Czech Republic
RESCUERS © 2004 six-sequel TV series about a mountain rescue squad. TV broadcaster: STV , ČT Director: Vladimír Michálek, Script: Jiří Križan, D.O.P Martin Štrba, Music:Michal Lorenc AWARDS: IGRIC Award 2004 for Best Camera: Martin Štrba
RAIN FALLS ON OUR SOULS
© 2002 /80‘ / 35 mm / feature film. Director: Vlado Balco Script: Jozef Paštéka
The most noteworthy project: NICHOLAS WINTON – THE POWER OF GOOD Czech Lion 2009 – best documentary in 1993-2007 Nomination of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 2006, International EMMY Award 2002, New York; numerous domestic and international awards including Christopher Award 2006.
© 2002 /64‘/ 35mm / documentary. Coproduction: TRIGON PRODUCTION s.r.o. & W.I.P., s.r.o. & Czech Television Director: Matej Mináč, Story: Matej Mináč, Patrik Pašš. Story: A gripping documentary about the courage and determination of a young English stockbroker who saved the lives of 669 children. Between March 13 and August 2, 1939, Nicholas Winton organized eight transports (one airplane and seven trains) to take children from Nazi-occupied Prague to their new homes in Great Britain, and remained silent about it until his wife discovered a scrapbook documenting his unique mission in 1988.
Filmography – Editor
ALL MY LOVED ONES (Všichni moji blízcí) – 1999 Directed by: Matej Mináč IGRIC 1999 for editing; Grand Prix International Film Festival Sedona, USA; The Czech Lion 1999, XVI Troia International Film Festival – Portugal, Nortel International Palm Springs Film festival – USA, Slovak nomination for the Academy Award- Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences for Best Foreign Language film in 1999, Special Award of the Slovak Television Credits´ Union and the Literary Fund IGRIC 2000 for editing and photography
PAPER HEADS (Papierové hlavy) – 1995 Directed by: Dušan Hanák Febiofest Award for Best Documentary in Olomouc 1997, Grand Prix of the II. Festival of Film Cubs in Banská Bystrica, Special Jury Award at Karlovy Vary Film Festival 1996; TRILOBIT 96 – FITES, KRISTIAN Award for Best Documentary; GOLDEN SPIRE 1997 Grand Prix for Best Documentary at the Golden Gate Competition, San Francisco, USA.
THE ANGEL OF MERCY (Anjel milosrdenstva) - 1994 Directed by: Miloslav Luther The Slovak Film Association and the Slovak Literary Fund Award for production and photography, Slovak Film Critics Award, Festival Award at the 2nd Balaton Festival in Keszthely, Hungary 1994, Prix Europa 1994 – award for Best European Dramatic Program of the year awarded by the European Council Berlin; Award for Best Artistic Performance MAGNOLIA at TVF Shanghai, Slovak nomination for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language film in 1994.
SITTING ON A BRANCH AND I AM FINE (Sedím na konári a je mi dobre) - 1989 Directed by: Juraj Jakubisko Le Prix du Jury and Alsace Media de Strassbourg Award – France, Honorary Recognition RAI II. At IFF Venetia, Grand Prix at IFF Moscow, Martin Frič FFP Award, Slovak Literary Fund Award for editing – Patrik Pašš
FRANKENSTEIN´S AUNT (Frankensteinova Teta) - 1987 Directed by: Juraj Jakubisko Nomination for the Best Film at International Fantasy Film Festival - Porto 1988
PERINBABA - 1985 Directed by: Juraj Jakubisko Film Center Award at IFF in Venetia, Young Viewers Award at IFF Jeune public Lyon, Grand Prix UNICEF, Audience Award for Best film at FEST´86 Belgrade festival, Honorary Recognition and a Plaque RAI II. at IFF Venetia, The Jury Award at Cine de GION Festival, Special Jury Award at the Children Film Festival Gottwaldov, Grand Prix at the Rimousky Festival, Canada, Award for artistic arrangement at the FČSF Mariánské Lázně 1986. Paľo Bielik Award 1986, Special Award at the 1st International Presentation of films for children and juveniles in Buenos Aires Mare del Plata 1987
THE MILLENNIAL BEE (Tisícročná včela) - 1983 Directed by: Juraj Jakubisko The Catholic Film Center Award at the International Film Festival in Venetia 1983, Golden Phenix at the International Film Festival in Venetia 1983, The Federation of Critics Award, Best Film Award at IFF in Seville, UNICEF Award in Belgrade, The Czechoslovak Journalists Award, Plzeň Festival Award, Czechoslovak Film Critics Award 1983, Winner of the enquiry about the best film of the 80´, Prague, Czechoslovakia, Czechoslovak nomination for the Academy Award – Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences for Best Foreign Language film in 1984.