Chris Rudz

Growing up in a small town in eastern Poland, Chris spent most of his time shooting with an old ZENIT camera and watching classic Polish films and Japanese animations smuggled in on VHS. In 2001 He started working as an animation director at Ïmagination” First middle east game company. After 2 years he had a chance to take on a big project for Painkiller game cinematics. This is the time when he found animation studio called “Digital Amigos”, where he direct cut-scenes, trailer and animation projects for commercials and video games. In 2012, he graduated from the Audio Visual Department of Rietveld Art Academy in Amsterdam. During this time he worked on the feature film, “Die Räuberin” (second unit DOP), and later on French/German co-production, “Jean and Beatrice” (DOP). In his third year of studies, he travelled to Japan to study at Kyoto Seika Art University. Here, he directed his graduation film “Tenchikaibyaku”, which was warmly received at various festivals around the world and also received a nomination for Best Experimental Film at Shortcutz Annual 2014. Since then, he has created various works in Asia and Europe, including music videos, commercials and fiction. Between these commitments, he shoots and directs personal projects, such as “Kofferbak”, which won the Audience Awards, Best Director and second prize for the Best Film at 48 Hours Film Festival (2013) in Rotterdam. Best Director and 2nd price for the Best Film at 48 Hours film festival Rotterdam 2013. In 2014, he joined Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam, where he worked on projects for P&G, Nike,Tony Chocolonely and Spotify. In 2015 he won a Grand Prix at Nikon Photo Contest for his film “One”. He is currently based in Tokyo and works as a Director and Cinematographer.