Curriculum vitae
Radim Špaček

RADIM ŠPAČEK was born in 1973 in Ostrava. For high school he chose The Prague Conservatoire, acting department. Great Czech director Karel Kachyňa cast him as a leading role of fragile teenager in film Little Girls and Crazy Guys (Blázni a děvčátka, 1989)

Three years later he was accepted to study directing on Prague Film Academy (FAMU). After he finished his first year he went to SARAJEVO, capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina under siege (1993-94). In production of Čestmír Kopecký (Czech TV) he shot his first film there - a semi-documentary story YOUNG MEN DISCOVERING THE WORLD (Mladí muži poznávají svět, 1996) about war life of young people. Film was chosen for the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival competition.

He finished his studies with his second film RAPID EYE MOVEMENT (Rychlé pohyby očí, 1998).

For Czech TV he directed several programs – Artóza (2002-2004) on contemporary art, Etiketa (2004) on good manners, multicultural documentary series Kosmopolis (2005) or queer weekly show Q (2006). Also many documentaries and TV series.

Since 2003 till today he organizes (as Creative Director) annual PRAGUE BOLLYWOOD FESTIVAL.

With Bionaut Films Production he directed his third feature film WALKING TOO FAST (Pouta, 2010) which was awarded with 5 Czech Lion Awards and 5 Czech Film Critics Awards.

In 2012-13 he travelled to Afghanistan to work on documentaries Incoming!

His fourth feature film is called PLACES (Místa, 2014, Bionaut Films).

In 2014 he directed his first theatre play in MeetFactory, Avram Yehoshua´s LOVER. He continued with work for stage in Řeznická Theatre (Mike Bartlett: COCK, 2016 and Mark St. Germain: FREUD’S LAST SESSION, 2018) as well as in La Fabrica (Per Olov Enquist: THE HOUR OF THE LYNX, 2017).

In 2017 he directed 4 episodes of acclaimed TV series Shadow of the Ferns (Svět pod hlavou), Czech Lion Award for the best dramatic television series.

In 2018 he shot historical drama GOLDEN STING (Zlatý podraz), story of legendary first generation of young basketball players in Czechoslovakia during years 1938-1951. 

To be continued…