Waldemar Kalinowski

Waldemar Kalinowski
Bio

Waldemr Kalinowski (Production Designer) is currently designing Passion Play with Mitch Glazer directing. Last year he designed The Courageous Heart 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, Liebestraum at MGM/Pathe, Internal Affairs at Paramount Pictures. Earlier in his career he designed Randa HainesWrestling 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’s Gate.

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.

Filmography
2009 Crazy Heart by Scott Cooper
The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (Dzieci Ireny Sendler) by John Kent Harrison
2008 Appaloosa by Ed Harris
Kisses by Lance Daly
2005 The Lost City by Andy Garcia
2002 Crossroads by Tamara Davis
2001 The Fast and the Furious by Rob Cohen
Golden Dreams by Agnieszka Holland
2000 Hanging Up by Diane Keaton
1999 Stigmata by Rupert Wainwright
1998 Dance With Me by Randa Haines
1997 One Night Stand by Mike Figgis
1995 Powder by Victor Salva
Leaving Las Vegas by Mike Figgis
Rough Magic by Clare Peploe
1993 Wrestling Ernest Hemingway by Randa Haines
Mr. Jones by Mike Figgis
1991 Liebestaum by Mike Figgis
1990 Internal Affairs by Mike Figgis
1989 Disorganized Crime by Jim Kouf
1988 The Boost by Harold Becker
1986 Playing For Keeps by Bob Weinstein & Harvey Weinstein