Matú Krajňák is a director and creative producer. He graduated from the German TV and Film Academy Berlin. His Sex Commercial (2014) was shortlisted for Young Director Award in Cannes, his short drama Monologues (2014) premiered at the Warsaw Film Festival. The feature script Gun Fun was second-rounded for the Sundance Screenwriters Lab and placed among the top 15% of entrants to the Academy Nicholl competition. Currently, Krajňák is producing a romantic web-series about queer dating in London and developing a feature script with a similar subject.
Do you have specific expectations from participating in the Berlinale Talents programme?
- After attending the virtual reality version of the Sundance Film Festival in February this year and meeting many inspiring artists online, I am really excited to connect with filmmakers from all around the world in a similar VR experience at the Berlin Film Festival in March. This is a great opportunity for everyone working on their first feature film or TV project, and I am proud to become a part of the Berlinale Talents family.
What have you been working on lately?
- At the moment, I am working on several projects that are connected through one single topic queerness. I wrote and produced a romantic comedy web series SEXFLUENCING which is currently in post-production. I hope that at the Berlinale Film Festival I can meet new creative partners in order to develop this episodic project as a TV series. I also collaborate on two feature film scripts that I would like to direct, aiming to normalise queerness in the eyes of a wider audience. Both feature projects are relationship comedy-dramas.