Photo by Ben Dowden
Magda is an award winning director who worked in Aardman Animation for the past ten years. She works in a variety of styles including stop motion, CGI, 2D and live action commercials. Her most recent work are numerous DFS adds including Wallace and Gromit ‘The Great Sofa Caper’, Dammy the Beaver, as well as Share the Orange Alzheimer’s Research campaign starring Samuel L Jackson, Bryan Cranston and Christopher Eccleston. The film was PR Week Award Winner and it became the most successful digital campaign in the charity’s history.
In 2019 and 2020 she's been given an opportunity at Aardman to direct development of two undisclosed feature films. Currently she is also developing a medium length film.
Magda is also developing a feature film ‘Jasia’ based on her Grandma’s memories from WW2 in Poland. The film is currently being developed in coproduction between UK, Ireland and Poland by Ewa Puszczyńska Producer of the Academy Award Winning film ‘Ida’.
Magda also directed development of her children's' series ‘Joyets’ with Illuminated Films company. She created trailer and pilot for it, and supervised scriptwriting. She directed short films such as Sprits of the Piano, Zbigniev’s Cupboard and Joyets winning numerous awards.
Magda graduated from NFTS in Beaconsfield, UK, as well Polish Film School in Lodz and Art Collage in Warsaw.
Full Awards List:
Awards for Share the Orange 3:
- Brand Film Festival, London - Winner
- Charity Film Awards - Winner
- The Drum Roses Awards - Nominee
Awards for Pass on Something Legendary
- DoDifferent Award
Awards for Share the Orange 1:
- PR week Award for Best Non-Profit Film
Stories of Postnatal Depression
- British Animation Award
Awards for Spirits of the Piano:
- Best of the Fest 3D Short Film at 3D Film & Music Festival (3DFF), Los Angeles
- Best Musical Animation, ReAnimania IAFFY, Armenia
- Longlisted for Academy Awards
Awards for Zbigniev’s Cupboard:
- London International Animation Festival 2010 - Audience Award
- Best Animation Award at the International Iasi Film Festival, Romania
- Best Student Film at BALKANIMA, Belgrade
- Best Animated Film at REGIOFUN, Katowice, Poland
- Nomination to the Best Animation Award at Grand Off, Warsaw
- Nomination to the MPSE Golden Reel Awards, Los Angeles
Awards for Joyets film:
- OFAFA(Polish Festival of Animated Films) – Cracow, Poland 2009 - Distinction
- Solothurn, Switzerland 2009 – 2nd prize of the public
- Babiana, Slovakia 2008 - An Award of Saint Wojciech
- Reanimation, Poland 2008 – Distinction
- Era New Horizons, Poland 2008 – Distinction
- Animation now! Festival, Poland
Award for Here and here:
- Opolskie Lamy Festival, Opole, Poland - Second prize