Born in 1975 during the cold war in the Czech Republic, my parents escaped from communism with the big dream of living in Canada. But the first stop was Switzerland, the country where my father wanted to earn the money for the trip overseas. After two years of hard work, we were ready to accomplish the dream of endless forests and mountains, but my mother preferred to stay. So I grew up in Zurich, Switzerland.
My father’s other dream was to become a film director. But because of his mother, he had to study first to get a decent job and became an engineer. While working in this job, he built his own studio, where he began to create short films and commercials. I was a little boy surrounded by the option of using a camera and having the machines to edit my own film, and so it also became my dream to become a film director one day.
And here I am. After college in Zurich, I studied at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg (Ludwigsburg), Germany. I finished the school in 2005 with my first feature Stages.
Today, I am working for the Swiss TV Channel SRF, creating series for the children’s channel, and partly working for my own company Essence Film as Producer and Director.
My oficial Webpage: marek.beles.com