Film & Video

Jane Rogoyska studied film direction at the Northern School of Film and Television (NSFTV) in Leeds and the Polish National Film School in Łódź. She went on to make a series of award-winning short films and worked extensively as a writer/director before shifting focus to develop her own writing projects. She remains passionate about film and is always happy to discuss screenwriting commissions or other film-related proposals.

She is committed to encouraging young people to develop their talents and has taught directing and screenwriting to students at all levels.

Gerda Taro,Mexican Suitcase,Spain,Spanish Civil War

Film & video – as screenwriter

Inventing Robert Capa (Kellett Pictures, 2019)
Feature commission based on the story of Gerda Taro & Robert Capa.

Hands of Power (Galatée Films/Pathé France, 2014)
Feature commission about the relationship between Heinrich Himmler and his personal doctor, Felix Kersten, during World War II.

Ward Six (Parallax Films/Creative England, 2009)
With Clive Bradley. Feature commission.

Warmth of the Sun (Umbrella Productions/EM-Media, 2007)
Feature screenplay.

– as writer/director

Not Waving (Arcane Pictures, 2001) Drama short.

Funeral of the Last Gypsy King (Arcane Pictures/London Production Fund, 1999) Drama short.

Waiting for the Light (Tin Fish Films, 1998) First Take documentary commission for Anglia Television

A Quiet Laugh (PWSFT/NSFTV/STO FILMS, 1996) Drama short.

I Don’t (NSFTV/FUJI Scholarship, 1995) Drama short. With screenwriter Karina Wilson

– as producer/director

Royal Literary Fund  (2015 & 2018)
Commissioned to create a series of promotional videos about the work of the UK’s leading charity for professional writers

– as director

Commercials, business & branding films (1997- 2010)

Working for production companies Coast Productions, Park Avenue, Fitch Live, Imagination, Ten Four Media, Illusion Factor, The Edge, Clever Media, Creation, CTN, Take 3 for clients including Canon, HSBC, Loomba Trust, British Airways, Kerzner International, Hewlett Packard, Orange, Ernst & Young, Alcatel Lucent, Akzo Nobel, Ford, PWC Hong Kong, Cap Gemini, Tesco, BT, JVC, 3MTV Spain, Qinetiq, Metropolitan Police, AstraZeneca, HMRC, DFES, Corus, Mercer, Andersen, Boots, Royal & Sun Alliance, BP, COI, Child Support Agency, DSS, UK Passport Office, Inland Revenue, Petro Data Norway, Serac, UK Foreign Office. 

Awards

Funeral of the Last Gypsy King
Best Short Film, San Diego International Film Festival; Special Jury Prize, Festival de Cine de Huesca; Audience Award, International Short Film Festival of Siena; Honourable Mention, International Short Film Festival, Vila de Conde; Special Jury Award, Corto Circuito, Naples; selected as one of top ten short films ever screened, European Film Festival, Turkey; presented at over 75 international film festivals

A Quiet Laugh
Special Jury Prize, Balticum Festival, Denmark

I Don’t
BAFTA-nominated; winner of MGM prize, runner-up editing, 4th overall prize at Fuji Scholarship Competition

Teaching

Guest tutor in screenwriting and directing, National Film & Television School (2014-18)

Guest lecturer in screenwriting, Derby University (2017)

Member of selection panel, film production awards, Malta Film Commission (2011)

Professional Training

MFI (Mediterranean Film Institute) Screenwriting Programme, MEDIA, Greece (2007)

Moonstone International Screenwriters’ Lab, MEDIA, Halle (2005)

Berlin Talent Campus (2004)