Ondřej Hudeček was born and raised in the Czech Republic. The most valuable education he has ever received was watching re-runs of South Park. Apart from that, he studied at FAMU in Prague. Influenced by anything from New Hollywood to video games, he made several fairly mediocre short films. However, his latest short Furiant/Peacock was screened at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival, and Sundance Film Festival, where it received the Sundance Short Special Jury Award for Best Direction. It was also nominated for the Student Academy Award. Recently, he finished​ his first U.S. documentary The Nagano Tapes, produced for the Olympic Channel by The Kennedy/Marshall Company and Mandalay Sports Media. He is now developing several feature films and TV series.