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 directing and cinematography at Trebas Institute in Montréal and at FAMU in Prague. Influenced by anything from New Hollywood to European art house cinema and video games, he made several shorts that were screened and awarded around the world. His latest short film 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, and is now being developed into a feature film. He is also developing TV series and video games.