Polish production company founded by Maria Blicharska and Monika Sajko-Gradowska in 2006 in Warsaw with the aim to produce films of high artistic and cultural value for international audiences. The company has collaborated with major European companies as well US documentary producers from S.Spielberg Shoah Foundation. Our last two feature films premiered in Cannes: FROST by S. Bartas (Director's Fortnight 2017), RAGING ROSE by J. Kowalski (ACID 2015) and have been acclaimed by international critics.
Producer specializing in European co-productions, founder of Blick Productions in Paris in 2015 and Donten & Lacroix Films in Warsaw in 2006. Maria has two Master’s degrees in Cultural Management, and Literature. She also gradueted from the European School of Business in Strasbourg. She did post-graduated studies at three National film schools, La Fémis, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg and WRiTV in Poland. She started working in the film industry in 2002 as line producer for independent European companies, and for ARTE, Canal + Poland, TVP, TVN as well as for American directors and producers. She has participated in over 35 projects (feature films, documentaries and animations) awarded at international film festivals.
Monika is the second generation of her family to work in the Polish film industry (doughter of Jerzy Sajko, Production Designer). Monika began her career in 1988 as an Assistant Costume Designer, then main Costume Designer, Art Director, Production Designer and, since the creation of D&L Films in 2006, Producer (Esterhazy, Agnieszka, Frost, Raging Rose). Her feature film filmography includes : Steven Spielberg’s “Schindler’s List”, Krzysztof Zanussi’s “The Touch”, “Stella Stellaris” directed by Robert Sigl and “Nachste Woche Ist Frieden” by Peter Schulze–Rohr, “Die Stunde Der Offiziere” by Hans –Erich Viet, “The Hunting”, “The Magic Tree” by Andrzej Maleszka, “Killer II, “Vinci” by Juliusz Machulski, “Saviour Square" by Krzysztof Krauze, Joanna Kos-Krauze, “Week In the Life of a Man”, “Big Animal” (based on Kieslowski’s script) by Jerzy Stuhr. Besides being Producer for D&L Films, Monika continues working as Production Designer for international tv commercials with such directors as Roar Uthaug, Devon Dixon, Reynald Grosset, Andreas Nilsson, Darren Aronofsky.
Member of KIPA, EURODOC, EAVE, ACE PRODUCERS, EFA
PRODUCER ON THE MOVE Cannes 2017