Jan Tománek - writer, director


Jan Tománek (1978) graduated from the Václav Hollar School of Applied Arts in 1996. From 1999 to 2005 he studied New Media at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague under Professor Michael Bielický and Veronika Bromová.

In 1994–1996 he contributed as a student to the game magazines Excalibur, Score and founded the magazine Level, where in 1995 he was editor-in-chief.

While studying at the Academy of Fine Arts, he made short films, both fiction and animated and combined. He participated in the creation of a project for Prague Latern magika (Trasmission disconnected), where he tried to combinate of live actors with computer animation. He collaborated with his parents on a number of children's films and animated bedtime stories for Czech Television. Since 2001 he has been an “actively non-paying member of Mensa ČR.

He is known as a director, screenwriter and producer of the successful animated films Goat Story, for which he won a number of international film awards and was also nominated for prestigious film award - the Czech Lion.

In addition to directing and art work in the family Art And Animation studio, he is writing books and in the autumn of 2018 he published the book The Butterfly Scream - a conspiracy thriller from the Czech environment.

He lives with his wife on the outskirts of Prague and is the father of two children.

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