Greg Jonkajtys

Greg Jonkajtys

Director, Visual Effects Artist
Animator, Director and Visual Effects Artist

San Francisco, California

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About Greg

Greg Jonkajtys is a filmmaker, animator and visual effects artist.
He was born in Warsaw, Poland, in 1972, graduated from Academy of Fine Arts and has worked in the advertisement, animation and feature film industry for over 20 years.

Greg directed his first animated short Mantis in 2000, and won several international awards including the BAF and Imagina Independent Talent Award.

While working in Poland (Platige image) and USA (Digital Kitchen, Cafefx, Syndicate, Industrial Light & Magic), Greg has contributed as a visual-effects artist, and lead animator for such films as Sin City, Hellboy, Pan’s labyrinth, Mist, Rango, Pacific Rim, Star Wars Ep VII, Warcraft and The Revenant, among many others.

He is most noted for writing and directing his second film Ark, for which he was nominated the Golden Palm at Cannes film festival in 2007, and won the prestigious Siggraph Electronic Theater Best of Show award in the same year.

In 2010 Greg completed work on The 3rd Letter, a live-action dystopian drama starring Rodrigo Lopresti. The 3rd Letter received the Best Director prize at HollyShorts film festival in Los Angeles in 2010, Best of Show Jury award at Nevada City film festival and Best Short Award at Los Angeles New Wave Film Festival in 2011.

Greg is currently developing an animated feature film "Teddy Floppy Ear" with TFP Poland and a live action sci-fi thriller "Mothership" with DJ2 Entertainment.

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  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
    Film Visual effects

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
    Film Visual effects

  • Thor: Ragnarok

    Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
    Film Visual effects

  • Doctor Strange

    Doctor Strange (2016)
    Film Visual effects

  • Deepwater Horizon

    Deepwater Horizon (2016)
    Film Visual effects

  • Warcraft

    Warcraft (2016)
    Film by Duncan Jones (Action, Adventure and Fantasy) Visual effects The film portrays the origin story of the initial encounters between the humans and the orcs, with an emphasis upon both the Alliance's and the Horde's sides of their conflict. Featuring characters such as Durotan and Lothar, the film will take place in a variety of locations established in the video game series. Written by antonyboy

  • The Revenant

    The Revenant (2015)
    Film (Adventure, Drama, Thriller and Western) Visual effects While exploring the uncharted wilderness in 1823, legendary frontiersman Hugh Glass sustains injuries from a brutal bear attack. When his hunting team leaves him for dead, Glass must utilize his survival skills to find a way back home while avoiding natives on their own hunt. Grief-stricken and fueled by vengeance, Glass treks through the wintry terrain to track down John Fitzgerald, the former confidant who betrayed and abandoned him. Written by Jwelch5742

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
    Film Visual effects

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
    Film by Joss Whedon (Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi) Visual effects When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth's Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, the Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to the Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for a global adventure. Written by Marvel Studios

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
    Film by Joe Russo (Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi) Visual effects For Steve Rogers, awakening after decades of suspended animation involves more than catching up on pop culture; it also means that this old school idealist must face a world of subtler threats and difficult moral complexities. That becomes clear when Director Nick Fury is killed by the mysterious assassin, the Winter Soldier, but not before warning Rogers that SHIELD has been subverted by its enemies. When Rogers acts on Fury's warning to trust no one there, he is branded as a traitor by the organization. Now a fugitive, Captain America must get to the bottom of this deadly mystery with the help of the Black Widow and his new friend, The Falcon. However, the battle will be costly for the Sentinel of Liberty, with Rogers finding enemies where he least expects them while learning that the Winter Soldier looks disturbingly familiar. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

  • Noah

    Noah (2014)
    Film by Darren Aronofsky (Action, Adventure and Drama) Visual effects A man is chosen by his world's creator to undertake a momentous mission before an apocalyptic flood cleanses the world.

  • Now You See Me

    Now You See Me (2013)
    Film by Louis Leterrier (Crime, Mystery and Thriller) Visual effects Four magicians each answer a mysterious summons to an obscure address with secrets inside. A year later, they are the Four Horsemen, big time stage illusionists who climax their sold out Las Vegas show with a bank apparently robbed for real. This puts agents Dylan Rhodes of the FBI and Alma Dray of Interpol on the case to find out how they did it. However, this mystery proves difficult to solve even with the insights of the professional illusion exposer, Thaddeus Bradley. What follows is a bizarre investigation where nothing is what it seems with illusions, dark secrets and hidden agendas galore as all involved are reminded of a great truth in this puzzle: the closer you look, the less you see. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

  • Pacific Rim

    Pacific Rim (2013)
    Film by Guillermo del Toro (Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi) Visual effects When monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes - a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi) - who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse. Written by Del Torro

  • Cloud Atlas

    Cloud Atlas (2012)
    Film by Andy Wachowski (Drama and Sci-Fi) Visual effects Everything is connected: an 1849 diary of an ocean voyage across the Pacific; letters from a composer to his lover; a thriller about a conspiracy at a nuclear power plant; a farce about a publisher in a nursing home; a rebellious clone in futuristic Korea; and the tale of a tribe living in post-apocalyptic Seoul, far in the future. Written by Anonymous

  • Battleship

    Battleship (2012)
    Film by Peter Berg (Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Visual effects Based on the classic Hasbro naval combat game, Battleship is the story of an international fleet of ships who come across an alien armada while on Naval war games exercise. An intense battle is fought on sea, land and air. What do the aliens want? Written by Anonymous

  • Red Tails

    Red Tails (2012)
    Film by Anthony Hemingway (Action, Adventure, Drama, History and 1 More) Visual effects Italy, 1944. As the war takes its toll on Allied forces in Europe, a squadron of black pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen are finally given the chance to prove themselves in the sky - even as they battle discrimination on the ground. It's a tribute to the unsung heroes who rose above extraordinary challenges and ultimately soared into history. Written by 20th Century Fox

  • Rango

    Rango (2011)
    Film by Gore Verbinski (Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family and 1 More) Visual effects Rango is a pet chameleon always on the lookout for action and adventure, except the fake kind, where he directs it and acts in it. After a car accident, he winds up in an old western town called Dirt. What this town needs the most is water, but they also need a hero and a sheriff. The thirsty Rango instantly takes on the role of both and selfishly agrees to take on the case of their missing water. Written by napierslogs

  • I'm Not Me

    I'm Not Me (2011)
    Film by Zak Mulligan (Drama, Mystery and Romance) Producer A man struggles with the death of his wife only to realize that they may have another chance at life together.

  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon

    Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
    Film by Michael Bay (Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi) Visual effects Autobots Bumblebee, Ratchet, Ironhide, Mirage (aka Dino), Wheeljack (aka Que) and Sideswipe led by Optimus Prime, are back in action taking on the evil Decepticons, who are eager to avenge their recent defeat. The Autobots and Decepticons become involved in a perilous space race between the United States and Russia, to reach a hidden Cybertronian spacecraft on the moon and learn its secrets, and once again Sam Witwicky has to come to the aid of his robot friends. The new villain Shockwave is on the scene while the Autobots and Decepticons continue to battle it out on Earth. Written by Kris S.

  • The 3rd Letter

    The 3rd Letter (2010)
    Film (short) by Grzegorz Jonkajtys (Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Visual effects, Director, Writer, Editor, Cinematographer

  • Iron Man 2

    Iron Man 2 (2010)
    Film by Jon Favreau (Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi) Visual effects With the world now aware of his dual life as the armored superhero Iron Man, billionaire inventor Tony Stark faces pressure from the government, the press, and the public to share his technology with the military. Unwilling to let go of his invention, Stark, along with Pepper Potts, and James "Rhodey" Rhodes at his side, must forge new alliances - and confront powerful enemies. Written by Anonymous

  • Terminator Salvation

    Terminator Salvation (2009)
    Film by McG (Action and Sci-Fi) Visual effects In 2003, in the Longview State Correctional Facility, the criminal Marcus Wright is on death row, and is convinced by the cancerous Dr. Serena Kogan to donate his body to her research and he accepts. In 2018, after an unsuccessful attack to a Skynet facility, only John Connor survives, but he discovers that Skynet is developing the powerful new model T-800. Out of the blue, Marcus appears naked and with amnesia in the location. Marcus befriends the teenager Kyle Reese and the girl Star who help him to survive the lethal machines and they travel together in a Jeep. Meanwhile the resistance discovers a signal that might turn-off the machines and John offers to test it. When Kyle is captured by a machine and brought to the Skynet headquarters, Marcus decides to help the youngster and heads to Skynet; on the way, he saves Blair Williams who suggests to him that he should meet John Connor first. But Marcus steps on a mine and is submitted to surgery, when a secret about his origins is ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Surrogates

    Surrogates (2009)
    Film by Jonathan Mostow (Action, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Visual effects People are living their lives remotely from the safety of their own homes via robotic surrogates -- sexy, physically perfect mechanical representations of themselves. It's an ideal world where crime, pain, fear and consequences don't exist. When the first murder in years jolts this utopia, FBI agent Greer discovers a vast conspiracy behind the surrogate phenomenon and must abandon his own surrogate, risking his life to unravel the mystery. Written by Touchstone Pictures

  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

    Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
    Film by Michael Bay (Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi) Visual effects A youth chooses manhood. The week Sam Witwicky starts college, the Decepticons make trouble in Shanghai. A presidential envoy believes it's because the Autobots are around; he wants them gone. He's wrong: the Decepticons need access to Sam's mind to see some glyphs imprinted there that will lead them to a fragile object that, when inserted in an alien machine hidden in Egypt for centuries, will give them the power to blow out the sun. Sam, his girlfriend Mikaela Banes, and Sam's parents are in danger. Optimus Prime and Bumblebee are Sam's principal protectors. If one of them goes down, what becomes of Sam? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

  • Star Trek

    Star Trek (2009)
    Film by J.J. Abrams (Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi) Visual effects On the day of James Kirk's birth, his father dies on his ship in a last stand against a mysterious alien time-traveling vessel looking for Ambassador Spock, who, in this time, is also a child on Vulcan disdained by his neighbors for his half-human heritage. Twenty-five years later, Kirk has grown into a young troublemaker. Challenged by Captain Christopher Pike to realize his potential in Starfleet, he comes to annoy instructors like young Commander Spock. Suddenly, there is an emergency at Vulcan and the newly commissioned USS Enterprise is crewed with promising cadets like Nyota Uhura, Hikaru Sulu, Pavel Chekov and even Kirk himself, thanks to Leonard McCoy's medical trickery. Together, this crew will have an adventure in the final frontier where the old legend is altered forever as a new version of it begins. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

  • Legacy

    Legacy (2008)
    Film (short) by Grzegorz Jonkajtys (Animation, Fantasy and Sci-Fi) Visual effects, Director, Writer, Animation department, Editor, Producer, Cinematographer, Sound department Story of an alien arriving on planet Earth, in search of a human specimen.

  • Nim's Island

    Nim's Island (2008)
    Film by Mark Levin (Adventure, Comedy, Family and Fantasy) Visual effects Nim Rusoe is a girl who joins her father, a scientist, when he does research on marine life on an island. It's just the two of them but she spends her time making friends with all the animals she encounters, chatting on the computer and reading the adventure books of Alex Rover. When her father goes to do some research but when a storm strikes the island he doesn't come back, she gets worried and frightened. She then e-mails Alex Rover hoping that he will come but what she doesn't know is that Alex Rover is a woman who is agoraphobic and germaphobic. But her creation comes to life and eggs her to go. Unfortunately she has never gone anywhere before and is denied her necessities like her sanitary gel by the customs officer at the airport. In the meantime, Nim tries to be strong while waiting for Alex to arrive. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

  • The Happening

    The Happening (2008)
    Film by M. Night Shyamalan (Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Visual effects Elliot Moore is a high school science teacher who quizzes his class one day about an article in the New York Times. It's about the sudden, mysterious disappearance of bees. Yet again Nature is doing something inexplicable, and whatever science has to say about it will be, in the end, only a theory. Scientists will bring out more theories, but no explanations, when a more urgent dilemma hits the planet. It begins in Central Park. Suddenly and inexplicably, the behavior of everyone in the park changes in a most bizarre and horrible way. Soon, the strange behavior spreads throughout the city and beyond. Elliot, his wife, Alma, and Jess, the young daughter of a friend, will only have theories to guide them where to run and where to hide. But theories may not be enough. Written by J. Spurlin

  • The Mist

    The Mist (2007)
    Film by Frank Darabont (Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Visual effects Everyone thinks of it as a harmless lightning storm. When Dave Drayton notices a strange mist on the lake, he thinks nothing of it. When he, his son, Billy Drayton, and his neighbor Brent Norton travel to the supermarket, the unthinkable happens. On their way to the market, they see the army, firefighters, and the police heading toward the mist. When he sees this Brent mentions something about "Project Arrowhead", a secret military project that no one knows about. As they are shopping, they see three soldiers walk in, pick up a few things, then head toward the mist. All eighty of the store's shoppers have no clue what is going on until an old man runs in the market with a bloody nose and declares "Something in the mist!" He tells them to close the door. About five seconds after they close the door, the entire store shakes, as though it has been lifted several feet above the ground. When David is asked to check on the generator, he finds the loading dock door being pushed on by ... Written by mviedirctr354

  • Arka

    Arka (2007)
    Film (short) by Grzegorz Jonkajtys (Animation and Sci-Fi) Visual effects, Director, Writer, Animation department, Editor, Producer An unknown virus has destroyed almost the entire human population. Oblivious to the true nature of the disease, the only remaining survivors escape to the sea. In great ships, they set off in search of uninhabited land. So begins the exodus, led by one man ... Written by Anonymous

  • Pan's Labyrinth

    Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
    Film by Guillermo del Toro (Drama, Fantasy and War) Visual effects In 1944 falangist Spain, a girl, fascinated with fairy-tales, is sent along with her pregnant mother to live with her new stepfather, a ruthless captain of the Spanish army. During the night, she meets a fairy who takes her to an old faun in the center of the labyrinth. He tells her she's a princess, but must prove her royalty by surviving three gruesome tasks. If she fails, she will never prove herself to be the the true princess and will never see her real father, the king, again. Written by Tim

  • Snakes on a Plane

    Snakes on a Plane (2006)
    Film by David R. Ellis (Action and Thriller) Visual effects While practicing motocross in Hawaii, Sean Jones witnesses the brutal murder of an important American prosecutor by the powerful mobster Eddie Kim. He is protected and persuaded by the FBI agent Neville Flynn to testify against Eddie in Los Angeles. They embark in the red-eye Flight 121 of Pacific Air, occupying the entire first-class. However, Eddie dispatches hundred of different species of snakes airborne with a time operated device in the luggage to release the snakes in the flight with the intent of crashing the plane. Neville and the passengers have to struggle with the snakes to survive. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D

    The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D (2005)
    Film by Robert Rodriguez (Action, Adventure, Family and Fantasy) Visual effects Dreamer Max, ridiculed by his classmates, conjures up his perfect dreamworld...the Planet Drool. But his dream is more powerful than even he suspects, and his favourite dream super-heroes, Sharkboy and Lavagirl, materialise on Earth. They need help from Max. All is not well in Max's dreamworld. An alien intelligence is interfering and darkness threatens his beloved Planet Drool. Is it true, as Sharkboy and Lavagirl say, that only Max, the powerful dreamer, can stop it? Max takes off on a wild and dangerous journey to the fantastic Planet Drool with Sharkboy and Lavagirl. Can they discover the source of the danger? Will they be able to stop it in time? Written by Yaalaast

  • Sin City

    Sin City (2005)
    Film by Robert Rodriguez (Crime and Thriller) Visual effects Four tales of crime adapted from Frank Miller's popular comics, focusing around a muscular brute who's looking for the person responsible for the death of his beloved Goldie, a man fed up with Sin City's corrupt law enforcement who takes the law into his own hands after a horrible mistake, a cop who risks his life to protect a girl from a deformed pedophile, and a hitman looking to make a little cash. Written by Tom Benton

  • Blade: Trinity

    Blade: Trinity (2004)
    Film by David S. Goyer (Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror and 2 More) Visual effects Blade finds himself alone surrounded by enemies, fighting an up hill battle with the vampire nation and now humans. He joins forces with a group of vampire hunters whom call themselves the Nightstalkers. The vampire nation awakens the king of vampires Dracula from his slumber with intentions of using his primitive blood to become day-walkers. On the other side is Blade and his team manifesting a virus that could wipe out the vampire race once and for all. In the end the two sides will collide and only one will come out victorious, a battle between the ultimate vampire whom never knew defeat, facing off against the greatest vampire slayer. Written by jay

  • Hellboy

    Hellboy (2004)
    Film by Guillermo del Toro (Action, Fantasy and Sci-Fi) Visual effects In the final days of World War II, the Nazis attempt to use black magic to aid their dying cause. The Allies raid the camp where the ceremony is taking place, but not before a demon - Hellboy - has already been conjured. Joining the Allied forces, Hellboy eventually grows to adulthood, serving the cause of good rather than evil. Written by Brian Barjenbruch

  • Fallen Art

    Fallen Art (2004)
    Film (short) by Tomek Baginski (Comedy and Animation) Animation department A volunteer soldier plummets to his death. A photograph is taken and sent by courier to a huge man, who adds it to his macabre collection.

  • Gothika

    Gothika (2003)
    Film by Mathieu Kassovitz (Horror and Thriller) Visual effects Dr. Miranda Grey is a psychiatrist who works in a penitentiary, in the mental institution sector. She is married with Dr. Douglas Grey, the chief of department where Dr. Pete Graham also works. Chloe Sava, a patient of Dr. Miranda formerly abused by her stepfather, claims that she is frequently raped by the devil in her cell. After leaving the asylum in a stormy night, Dr. Miranda has a car accident, and when she wakes up, she is an inmate of the institution, being accused of an horrible crime and having no memory of the incident. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over

    Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003)
    Film by Robert Rodriguez (Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family and 1 More) Visual effects Under-age agents Juni and Carmen Cortez set out on their newest most mind-blowing mission yet: journeying inside the virtual reality world of a 3-D video game designed to outsmart them, as the awe-inspiring graphics and creatures of gaming come to real life. Relying on humor, gadgetry, bravery, family bonds and lightning-quick reflexes, the Spy Kids must battle through tougher and tougher levels of the game, facing challenges that include racing against road warriors and surfing on boiling lava, in order to save the world from a power hungry villain. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

  • The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

    The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)
    Film by Stephen Norrington (Action, Adventure, Fantasy and Sci-Fi) Visual effects Renowned adventurer Allan Quatermain leads a team of extraordinary figures with legendary powers to battle the technological terror of a madman known as "The Fantom." This "League" comprises seafarer/inventor Captain Nemo, vampiress Mina Harker, an invisible man named Rodney Skinner, American secret service agent Tom Sawyer, the ageless and invincible Dorian Gray, and the dangerous split personality of Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde. Written by Anonymous

  • Superprodukcja

    Superprodukcja (2003)
    Film by Juliusz Machulski (Comedy) Visual effects

  • Mantis

    Mantis (2003)
    Film (short) by Grzegorz Jonkajtys (Animation) Director

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