Dorota Kobiela Wiki: Director, Net Worth, ‘Loving Vincent’ & Facts To Know

Dorota Kobiela is a Hollywood Director. Her recent film to hit the theatres was Loving Vincent in the year 2017. Read more about her net worth and work.

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Early years of Dorota Kobiela

Dorota Kobiela, the director, graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Kobiela was awarded the Minister of Culture Scholarship for special achievements in painting and graphics for four consecutive years. Kobiela discovered animation and film through her friends and then threw herself into learning these new artistic disciplines. Kobiela attended direction faculty in The Warsaw Film School. Kobiela has directed one live action short film The Hart in Hand (2006) and five animated short films, The Letter (2004), Love me, Mr. Bear(2005), Chopin’s Drawings (2011) and Little Postman (2011).

Films of director, Kobiela

Little Postman was the world’s first and to her knowledge still only, Stereoscopic Painting Animation film. Little Postman won Stereoscopic Best Short Film at the LA 3D Film Festival, 3d Stereo Media (Liege), 3D Film and Music Fest (Barcelona). Dorota Kobiela started her career with The Flying Machine in 2011, co-directed by Martin Clapp and Geoff Lindsey, starring Heather Graham and Benedict Wong. Little Postman is the world’s first painting animation in 3D. The film represents precociously fresh and appealing way of using 3D. Little Postman tells a touching story set in World War II of a little boy who is delivering mail around war-torn Warsaw. In a bombardment our little postman fins assistance from a magic broken piano. Chopin’s Drawings is the short animated film which is also featured in The Flying Machine. The Flying Machine is 3D live action, animation family feature film about a stressed-out businesswoman, Georgie. The role is played by Heather Graham who takes her two children to see the animation film Magic Piano which is being performed live by world famous pianist Lang Lang. A magical event occurs, and Georgie’s kids get transported inside the animation world, and Georgie has to pursue them with the help from Maestro Lang Lang. the Magic Piano which is a stop motion animation tells a story of Anna, a girl whose dad had to leave Poland to work in London. The girl hopes to meet her longing dad. The sixth animated short of Kobiela, Loving Vincent came up in 2017. Loving Vincent aimed to combine her passions for painting and film and intended to paint the entire film herself. Loving Vincent is her feature film debut.

Loving Vincent

Loving Vincent is the first fully painted animated feature film of director, Kobiela. Loving Vincent is a 2017 animated biographical drama film about the life of painter Vincent van Gogh and particularly about the circumstances of Van Gogh’s death. Kobiela and Hugh Welchman (her husband) were inspired by the work and life of Vincent van Gogh to create an animated film inspired by his art. Kobiela found 125 classically trained oil painters to create each frame of the film based on van Gogh’s most iconic images. Kobiela and Welchman used these paintings to tell the story of Armand Roulin, the son of a mailman who is asked to deliver a letter after Van Gogh’s death that the artist had written to his brother and closest confidante.
Armand retraces van Gogh’s steps and hears different sometimes conflicting perspectives on his life. In an interview, Kobiela talked about the painstaking process of making the film. In the interview, Kobiela talked regarding the idea of Loving Vincent. Kobiela said she wanted to combine both her passion for painting and film and make a painted film. Kobiela was 30 when she came up with this idea to do Loving Vincent. Kobiela more than van Gogh’s paintings were inspired by how Vincent lived his life. Kobiela confessed about her suffering from depression all her life and got inspired by strong Vincent picked himself up from similarly terrible life setbacks as the young man in twenties. Kobiela described his way of bringing beauty to the world. The letters of van Gogh has helped Kobiela at a low point in her life, and hence Kobiela got inspired to take his film.

Awards of director Kobiela’s, Loving Vincent

Kobiela director of film Loving Vincent has several awards in 2017. Some of them include the award in Annency Animated Film Festival, Byron Bay International Film Festival, Europeans Film Award, Golden Eagle Awards, Golden Trailer Award, National Board of Review, and the USA. Loving Vincent is nominated for Oscar 2018. In Oscar 2018, this film has been nominated for Best Animated Feature Film at Academy Awards, USA. The official Twitter account of the film mentioned its award win in Alliance of Women Film Journalist for Best animation in 2018. Through the Twitter presence, film’s screening and the importance of art in the movie is presented by director, Kobiela to the fans.

Kobiela’s favourite Gogh works

In an interview Kobiela, the director mentioned about the paintings of Vincent van Gogh. Kobiela has Olive Grove and the Sower in the Setting Sun among van Gogh’s paintings. Kobiela loved the Red Café work done by Vincent.

Kobiela’s net worth

The net worth of director, Kobiela is not officially estimated. As per the net worth of Kobiela is concerned, the films budget and revenue estimates give an average net worth picture. The net worth of Kobiela is known to be more by her husband Welchman’s net worth as they work together in the production and films. Kobiela, Hollywood director along with Hugh Welchman, has given the first oil painted feature story, Loving Vincent to cinema history. Looking at the love and fan following for the film, more such works from her can be expected.