Marcin Łaskawiec is a cinematographer based in Warsaw. He is a graduate of the Cinematography and Photography department of the Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School in Katowice. He also studied philosophy and comparative literature at Jagiellonian University in Cracow. He gained his experience as a camera operator and a 2nd unit director of photography working with some of the best Polish cinematographers such as Paweł Edelman, Marcin Koszałka and Łukasz Żal.
He is the winner of the main prize at the 14th Kodak Student Commercial Competition. He shot music video for polish artist Brodka “Krzyżówka Dnia” which was a nominee for the best music video at Yach 2011 and the winner of the Fryderyk Award 2012 (most important prizes in the Polish music industry). Besides that he also cooperated with other popular music artists in Poland such as Czesław Mozil, O.S.T.R or Krzysztof Zalewski. Marcin is also experienced in working with international productions which was held in Poland: The Accidental Rockstar (Norway doc/feature - camera operator), Saleem 3 and Saleem 4 (Arabic documentary TV series - DoP), 24 (India, feature - camera operator/ 2nd unit DoP), Story of Adam (USA, documentary for ESPN – DoP), Boniek et Platini (France, short film – DoP).
His first feature movie as a director of photography in India was Tiger Zinda hai, directed by Ali Abbas Zafar starring Salman Khan, became highly appreciated for his cinematography. The movie was a blockbuster of Indian cinema and Marcin received an IIFA (International Indian Film Academy) Award in 2018. His second feature, also starring Salman Khan was Bharat. Afterwards he worked as a 2nd unit director of photography in a BBC One TV mini-series based on a book “A Suitable Boy” by Vikram Seth and directed by Mira Nair.
Currently Marcin is working on post-production of his next upcoming Indian movie, a month ago he has wrapped a feature which was shot entirely in Budapest and he has just started prepping for his next cooperation with Ali Abbas Zafar.
He has a wolf-dog named Ruda. Guitar player in grind/crust punk band Łeb Prosiaka. Free time traveller, kayaker, sailor and photographer.