Ewa is an animation director and illustrator with a background in graphic design, book design and illustration. She graduated from MA Communication Design at Central Saint Martins (2015) and MA Directing Animation at the National Film and Television School (2020).
Ewa’s filmmaking debut, the animated documentary The Deal (2015) has been screened at over 30 film festivals around the world and won the award for Best Art Direction at the Animage International Animation Festival of Pernambuco in Brazil.
While at NFTS, Ewa won a scholarship courtesy of AMV’s Flare Studio which included a budget to make a piece for Galaxy chocolate. It was made as a live-action/animation hybrid and ended up being nominated for the British Arrows 2019 student commercial award.
Ewa’s NFTS graduation film Homebird has been realised entirely using a paint-on-cel technique, using thousands of marker pens, paint tubes and sheets of acetate. It was awarded Grand Prize for Animated Short (Oscar® qualifying) & Animated Audience Choice Award at the Indy Shorts International Film Festival (Indianapolis, US), and Best International Short Animation at Galway Film Fleadh (Galway, Ireland).
In her films, Ewa likes to tell bitter-sweet stories that explore cultural identity and memory, using textured, analogue animation techniques.