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FILM AND TV SCHOOL OF ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS IN PRAGUE

Jan Kallista

Jan Kallista

Producer. Guest lecturer.

Born in Prague (1979) son of Jaromir Kallista, producer of Jan Svankmajer’s films. He studied production at FAMU, graduated with
an MA title in the year 2005. While studying, he had already worked as a production assistant and a production manager in film companies such as Stillking, Filmservice,and Dawson. In the year 2005 he became a producer in a production company Ad Wood.
He had bought the company two years later, and became the owner. He is also a co-founder of the Film Kolektiv production company, whichwas established in the year 2013 as a union of four producers (Jan Kallista, Pavel Berčík, Ondřej Zima, Karla Stojáková).
Jan focuses mainly on production of commercial spots and international projects. He’s a member of APA board – Asociace Producentů v Audiovizi (Association of Producers in the Audiovision) and is also a representative of the Czech Republic in the CFP-E (Europan Association of Commercial Producers) and a member of the YDA jury (Young Director Award), which is a part of the annual Cannes Lions awards. His next project is Restore point (recently awarded at midpoint script development) a sci-fi script written by Tomislav Ceska and going to be debut feature of Robert Hlotz.