Grzegorz Jonkajtys

Grzegorz Jonkajtys
Bio

Filmmaker, animator and visual effects artist.

He was born in Warsaw, Poland, in 1972, graduated from Academy of Fine Arts and has worked in the advertisement, animation and feature film industry for over fifteen years.

Greg directed his first animated short Mantis in 2000, and won several international awards including the BAF and Imagina Independent Talent Award.

While working in Poland (Platige Image) and USA (Digital Kitchen, Cafefx, Syndicate, Industrial Light & Magic), Greg has contributed as a visual-effects artist, and lead animator for such films as Sin City, Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth, Mist, Terminator Salvation, Rango, Pacific Rim and the Transformers sagas, amongst many others.

He is most noted for writing and directing his second film The Ark, for which he was nominated the Golden Palm at Cannes film festival in 2007, won the prestigious Siggraph Electronic Theater Best of Show award in the same year, and in 2008 won Hollywood Eagle Animation Award at the Polish Film Festival Los Angeles.

In 2010 Greg completed work on The 3rd Letter, a live-action dystopian drama starring Rodrigo Lopresti. The 3rd Letter received the Best Director prize at HollyShorts film festival in Los Angeles in 2010, Best of Show Jury award at Nevada City film festival and Best Short Award at Los Angeles New Wave Film Festival in 2011.

Filmography
2010 The 3rd Letter
2008 Legacy
2007

The Ark

  • 2008 Polish Film Festival Los Angeles – Hollywood Eagle Animation Award
  • 2007 Animanima Iff, Serbia – Award For the Best Directing
  • 2007 Budapest Short Film Festival – Best Animation
  • 2007 Krakow Film Festival – Silver Hobby-Horse, Best Animated Film
  • 2007 Kyiv IFF Molodist – Best Short Film
  • 2007 Prix Ars Electronica – Award of Distinction
  • 2007 Siggraph Electronic Theater – Best of Show Award
  • 2007 Canees International Film Festilval – Nominated the Golden Palm
2001 Mantis