ALLAN STARSKI (POLAND)
Allan Starski was our hero in Vilnius, Lithuania (2015) and in Reykjavik, Iceland (2017)
He is acknowledged Polish production designer, who worked with the world-known directors such as Steven Spielberg and Roman Polanski.
Allan Starski has more than 40 movie titles he worked with as the production designer. The credits of his films are simply mind-blowing: “The Schindler’s List”, “The Pianist”, “Escape From Sobibor”, “Euro Trip”, “Oliver Twist”, “Young Hannibal”, “The Cut”, “Europa, Europa” and the endless list of others.
Allan’s talent and experience are invaluable. His mastered work and precise skills did not go unnoticed. Allan Starski’s undeniable love to the film making has been rightfully recognized by the international community. On his shelves one can find Oscar, Emmie, BAFTA, Los Angeles Film Critic Association’s, French “Ceasar” and Polish “Eagle” awards. Obviously, he is a person, who does not lack professional advices, helpful insights, inspiring experiences and true talent.
Allan Starski believes that the mission of the set design is to make a viewer believe in the authenticity of the world that appears in front of him. “Even if the world is science fiction, it still has to look real” - says Mr. Allan Starski and we just cannot agree more. “And in primary school I planned not to go into my father’s footsteps. I ended up at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts [...] convinced that I would never work in the film industry. After graduating I finally realized that all this time I was battling with myself”
We recommend you to watch the movies Allan Starski has designed:
- Schindler's List (dir. S. Spielberg)
- The Pianist (dir. R. Polanski)
- Oliver Twist (dir. R. Polanski)