Apart from brief studies at Scuola Nazionale del Cinema in Rome / Italy, Jan has shaped his filmmaking skills mostly through practical experience. Working as set-interpreter, camera assistant and first AD on many foreign productions ranging from low-budget music videos to Hollywood blockbusters shot in Czech Republic.
The last short film Jan wrote & directed was premiered at the Nashville Film Festival in 2013 and besides being selected by many film festivals around the world it won two major prizes at the UK Film Festival in London 2013 for Best Script and Best Cinematography together with receiving a nomination for Best Short Film. Jan speaks fluent English, French, Italian and Czech.
He was a wide range of experienced shooting commercials outside his home country for clients like NIKE, ORANGE, NIVEA, PILSNER, URQUELL, SKODA in Italy, Slovakia, Ukraine, Russia, etc. Jan holds awards for his commercial work from Epica, Golden Drum, Golden Hummer and Nutcracker.