Born in 1955, he graduated in materials engineering at the Academy of Mining and Metallurgy in Cracow (1975–80) and TV and film direction at the Department of Radio and TV of the Silesian University in Katowice (1980–84). He studied directing notably with Krzysztof Kieślowski, who was the tutor of his graduation work, a feature etude titled The Island. He worked at the Educational Film Studio in Łódź and the Karol Irzykowski Film Studio in Warsaw. Since 1991, he has run his own film production company, Terminals. Since 2013, he has also worked at the Multimedia Activity Workshop. As a director or producer, he has authored over 50 documentary, feature, and commercial films.