Film Portfolio

Zostań na Herbatę (Stay for Tea)

Polish, 2020, 20min
Written, Directed, Cinematography, Edited by Paul Kmiec

Synopsis

As his memories evaporate from dementia, an elderly Polish-American man confronts what he believes are ghosts. As he attempts to re-piece his identity, he receives a message from a special visitor.

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NOMINATIONS:
Best Film
Best Actor
Best Editing

Austin Arthouse Film Festival 2020
 

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OFFICIAL SELECTION - Polish Film Festiva
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Palena Film Festiva
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Massachusetts Indep
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Long Story Shorts I

Skye

2019, 34min
Written, Directed, Produced, Co-edited by Paul Kmiec

Synopsis

When high-school senior Charlotte discovers that she is six weeks pregnant, her boyfriend and her set out to obtain an abortion. In order to avoid the procedure bill from appearing on her mother's insurance, the couple endeavor to find the money fast. Charlotte's agency as a young woman is tempted by daydreams of motherhood while Cale attempts to gather the money. The stability of their relationship is threatened as they strive to reconcile the outcome of their futures and the end of their childhood as they know it.

Symi International Film Festival, Greece 2019

BestDirection-ShortFilm-SymiInternationa

WINNER

Best Direction, Short Film

Best Female Actor

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Solaris Film Festival in Nice, France 2019

Short Film Category

BestFemaleActor-SymiInternationalFilmFes

HONORABLE MENTION
Short Film Category,
Berlin Flash Film Festival 2019

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Solaris Film Festiv

Magi

2013, 23min
Written, Directed, Cinematography by Paul Kmiec

Synopsis

A young boy on Christmas discovers the meaning of sacrifice.

WINNER
Best Short Film 2013 Santa Cruz Film Festival

Winner BEST SHORT - Santa Cruz Film Fest

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Orlando Film Festival
White Sands Int'l Film Fest

Hollywood Student Int'l. Film Festival

Shot on Kodak Vision 3 250D
Camera: Super 16mm AATON LTR

Prayer

2013, 3min 20sec
Written, Directed, Cinematography, Produced by Paul Kmiec

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Orlando Film Festiv
OFFICIAL SELECTION - White Sands Intl Fi