MICHAL DABAL PSC
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

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Michal Dabal was born and raised in Warsaw, Poland. He is a graduate of the American Film Institute with a degree in Cinematography. Prior to departing on his own career path as a DP, Michal served his apprenticeship with legendary cinematographer Janusz Kaminski (“Munich”, “How do you know?”, “Adventures of Tin-Tin”). Shortly there after, Michal was recruited to shoot “Blind” (2015) directed by Michael Mailer, a drama starring Alec Baldwin and Demi Moore. Michal’s work on “Blind” has been distinguished by the press including Variety "for the captivating use of widescreen compositions". In 2017 Michal was engaged again to shoot director Albert Chi’s unsettling thriller “Amaranth”. His Commercial work with director Tadeusz Sliwa culminated in the 2018 feature film “Nieznajomi” (“Perfect Strangers”) and marks Michal's 4th feature.
His other bodywork of work includes countless commercial spots for brands such as Samsung, Volkswagen, Mercedes, Johnny Walker among many others and fashion and beauty campaigns featuring super models like Kate Moss, Cara Delevigne and Georgia May Jagger. He is a member of the Polish Society of Cinematographers.

Member of the Polish Society of Cinematographers PSC since 2013.
Based both in Brooklyn, New York
as well hometown Warsaw, Poland.

Alum of The American Film Institute Conservatory. Class of 2010

Alum of the Warsaw Film School. Class of 2007



    AWARDS:
  • Nominated 25th Annual ASC Awards The William A. Fraker Heritage Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography "My First Claire (2010)" Dir. Lou Howe 

  • Nominated 38th Annual Student Academy Awards OSCARS for "My First Claire (2010)" Dir. Lou Howe 

  • 2014 Gold KTR Award (Best Cinematography "NEW BALANCE"), 

  • 2014 KTR Award Bronze (Best Online Campaign for “TIGER" w DDB) 



  • 2016 Silver KTR Award  (Best Cinematography “Mercedes-Benz”)

  • 2017 Bronze KTR Award (Best Cinematography “Znany Lekarz”)

  • 2018 Gold KTR Award (Best Cinematography “Zywiec” shared with Wouter Westendorp)


COMMERCIALS (selected): McDonald's, New Balance, ELLE, Garnier, Mercedes-Benz, IBM, American Express, Johnnie Walker, Ballantines, Lexus, Volkswagen, Ikea, Head&Shoulders, Jaegermeister, Kfc

FEATURES:
“NEW YORK HEARTBEAT” DIR TJ GREIDANUS (2010)

“BLIND” DIR MICHAEL MAILER (2017)
“AMARANTH” DIR ALBERT CHI (2019)
“NIEZNAJOMI” DIR TADEUSZ SLIWA (2019)

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MICHAL DABAL, PSC DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY        BROOKLYN, NEW YORK        WARSAW, POLAND