ONDREJ NEKVASIL (CZECH REPUBLIC)
Ondrej Nekvasil was our hero Vilnius, Lithuania (2018).
Ondrej Nekvasil is an award-winning production designer. He was born and grew up in the Czech Republic. There he firstly graduated Architecture studies at The Czech Technical University in Prague and later got the master degree in Film Stage Design at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.
At the beginning of his career, Nekvasil had many theater stage design projects. He made his career on the screen step by step and today his credits include "The Illusionist" (2006), "Underworld 5" (2016), "Snowpiercer" (2013), "Unlocked" (2017), such TV shows as "Crossing Lines" (2014), „Missing" (2012) and many other excellent features. He has collaborated with Anna Foerster, Joon-ho Bong, Neil Burger, Michael Apted and many other famous names from film and TV industry.
Nekvasil's talent and devotion to production design have won him not only critical acclaim but also many awards. In 2001, he was a winner at the Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries „Anne Frank: The Whole Story". In 2003, he was awarded at Asia-Pacific Film Festival, Buil Film Awards and Grand Bell Awards for his work at „Snowpiercer". He is also a multiple times nominee at the Czech Lions. Nekvasil is also a lecturer at The Academy of Performing Arts in Prague where he teaches Film and TV design.