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​I'm a documentary filmmaker and researcher, currently doing my PhD in Film: Practice as Research at the University of Kent. My PhD project lies between documentary film and anthropology and focuses on the meaning of home in London.

I also work as a Lecturer in Film & Media Practice at the University of Kent.

I've made several short, award-winning documentaries and experimental films.

In the Summer of 2022, I taught at a Summer Refugee Research Practicum for students from Afghanistan, Ukraine, and the USA. One of the outcomes of this project is a feature documentary film, Another Summer, which I co-directed and co-edited together with David Edwards. The film was finished in Autumn 2023 and is now being submitted to film festivals.


Since 2013, I have worked as a freelance filmmaker, mostly as an editor and self-shooting director, for art organizations and companies.

I co-produced two projects for the Czech Centre London – the Touching 1989 project about the revolutionary events of 1989 in former Czechoslovakia and Brutal Beauty: A Video Tour of the Czech and Slovak Embassies in London.

In the past, I have worked for various clients including: 

  • FACT Liverpool

  • Liverpool Biennial

  • Everyman & Playhouse Theatre

  • Liverpool Philharmonic

  • National Museums Liverpool

  • Czech Centre London

  • Slovak Embassy London

  • Czech Alzheimer Foundation

  • Czech TV

  • Czech Academy of Sciences

  • UNIQA Insurance Group

  • Aimtec

  • AV Media

  • Natural History Museum London

Before starting my PhD, I have also spent a couple of months working on a full-time basis as a Junior Video Editor for Endemol Shine Group.

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I originally come from Prague where I've completed my Bachelor's degree at the Department of Documentary Film Direction at FAMU. Subsequently, I have studied Master of Research in Art and Design degree at Liverpool John Moores University, for which I developed a multidisciplinary research project exploring the relationship between loneliness in later life and technologies through co-produced documentary filmmaking.

In 2023, I obtained the Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE) at the University of Kent.

I'm a co-founder of the First Autism-Friendly Screenings Kino v klidu in the Czech Republic, for which I was awarded the Aplaus Prize in 2020.


Since 2015, I work as a media manager for the Czech Alzheimer Foundation.

I speak English, Czech, and French.

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