Jarek’s professional film career began almost right out of high school, and in the most unexpected of places, the basement of the Pepsi Bottling Group in NY. Not only did he assemble and manage their fledgling video department, but he directed and produced for them corporate industrials, training videos, and other marketing and presentation tools. In no time, Jarek’s bigger vision, accompanied by his entrepreneurial spirit drove him to create his childhood dream, “Jester Pictures.” He began with a steady stream of graphic design and event video production.
By 2007, Jarek’s networking efforts provided him an opportunity to produce and direct the “Spammy Awards” for the Box Office Smash Hit Producer Don Murphy. Later that year Jarek was awarded with a grand prize for his video submission to a video contest held by Paramount Pictures, gaining him access to Industrial Light and Magic and the team behind that summer’s blockbuster movie “Transformers.”
2008 marked the beginning of an unstoppable creative team when Jarek directed his first music video for NY pop/hip-hop artist, Theory. That video for Theory’s song “Change,” went on to win the BET award for “Most Inspirational Music Video for an Independent Artist.” Indulging in his gift for creating visual emotion he continued along the music video path collaborating with Island / Def Jam's Chrisette Michele to edit her new music video "Love is You." Later that year Jarek was hired to record a series of live concerts for Broadway’s Adam Pascal of RENT and Aida fame. He then produced and directed Adam’s first music video for his song “Single Drop of You,” which won “Best Music Video” at the Moondance Film Festival in Colorado.
When Theory was ready to make his next video, the choice for Director/Producer was obvious. Jarek’s vision for the song “We’ll Be Alright,” literally took him to new heights, employing the use of a helicopter for some aerial views along the Hudson River in NY. The video takes you on a journey through space and time having been the first ever video filmed on the “Walkway over the Hudson,” the world’s longest and highest pedestrian bridge. Teeming with special effects and sleek cinematography, “We’ll Be Alright” has garnered much attention; quickly receiving more than 200,000+ views on Youtube.
Recently Jarek has teamed up with “Lord and Taylor” on their commercial productions serving as director of photography, editor and motion graphics artist. Jarek, the ever versatile artist, is well known throughout the Hudson Valley area or NY and beyond, keeping his fans on the edge of their seats awaiting the latest visual decadence he has to offer.
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