WALDEMAR KALINOWSKI (Production Designer) is currently designing PASSION PLAY with Mitch Glazer directing. Last year he designed THE CHILDREN OF IRENA SENDLER a television film about Irena Sendler for director John Kent Harrison and CRAZY HEART for Writer/Director Scott Cooper. Last year he completed Ed Harris’ fine western, APPALOOSA, and an awards gathering Irish film KISSES for director Lance Daly. Prior to that, he and Andy Garcia collaborated on LOST CITY, a film set during the Cuban Revolution. His other projects include PATH TO WAR, John Frankenheimer’s last film, STYGMATA for director Rupert Wainwright at MGM, DANCE WITH ME for director Randa Haines at Sony Pictures. His credits also include five films with director Mike Figgis: LEAVING LAS VEGAS at MGM, ONE NIGHT STAND at New Line, MR. JONES at SONY/TRI STAR, LIBESTRAUM at MGM/Pathe, INTERNAL AFFAIRS at Paramount Pictures. Earlier in his career he designed Randa Haines’ WRESTLING ERNEST HEMINGWAY at Warner Bros. , Clare Peploe’s ROUGH MAGIC for Samuel Goldwyn Co., Harold Becker’s THE BOOST for Hemdale and Victor Salva’s POWDER at Disney.
Apart from feature films, Mr.Kalinowski has designed numerous music videos, commercials, television projects and stage installations.
Born in Austria, raised in WARSAW, Poland, Kalinowski attended the University of WARSAW to study physics and mathematics. He received his Masters of Fine Arts degree from California Institute of the Arts.
Kalinowski’s eclectic professional activities include a research project on heat shields for the FIRST Lunar Lander in 1969, a series of performance-video installation in the mid-seventies, a seven year stint as a fashion and advertising photographer and a continuing acting career which began with a role in the 1978 feature HEAVEN'SGATE.
His wife, Florence Fellman, trained as art historian with masters degree in 19th and 20th century European art, is his closest collaborator. Since 1984, the couple have has worked together as a Production Designer - Set Decorator team on most of Mr. Kalinowski’s projects.
The couple have two children. Daughter Alexandra Paloma, an aspiring opera singer and son, Ariel Bonaventura, a poet and a writer.