A hugely successful production designer in his native Poland, Allan Starski still resides in Warsaw from where he travels the world to lend his talents to international filmmakers. Starski collaborated with famous Polish Oscar and Palme d’Or – winning director Andrzej Wajda on projects like “Man of Marble”, “Man of Iron”, “The Maids of Wilko” and “Danton”.
In 1987 he got Emmy nomination for “Escape from Sobibor” art direction. In 1993 he designed the sets for Steven Spielberg’s “Schindler’s List” for which he was awarded an Oscar, a BAFTA nomination and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Production Design.
In the past decade he has designed the sets for numerous international movies, the most notable being “Europa, Europa”, “Washington Square”, the Polish film “Pan Tadeusz” by Andrzej Wajda for which he won the Polish ‘Eagle’ Award, and “The Pianist” by Roman Polanski’s award-winning story of courage and survival in the Warsaw ghetto of World War II. His work on this production won him a French ‘Cesar’ Award and another Polish ‘Eagle’ Award.
His credits include “Euro Trip”, “Oliver Twist”, “The Body” and “Young Hannibal”.
Four years ago he made design to Fatih Akin international production “The Cut”. This year he did production design to Polish movie with international cast “The Coldest Game”.