born in 1970 in Lublin, Poland. He is multi-talented Polish author and director of auteur animated films in stop-motion (e.g. “Underlife” inspired by the famous “Lullaby” of composer Krzysztof Komeda). His experience also includes working as a cinematographer, animator, editor, as well as production designer. He graduated from The Academy of Fine Arts (ASP) in Krakow (faculties of graphic arts, painting and intermedia – animation with Jerzy Kucia) and for many years has been working with classic easel painting, photography. Later, he decided to focus on film production. Since that time Jaroslaw Konopka has been involved in the production of many animated films. He also became a valued animator of stop-motion series for the pre-school viewers.