About Me

Balazs was born and raised in Budapest, Hungary. From an early age he was captivated by tales and the magic of cinema, just as much as by the idea of what the American lifestyle meant for people in the post-communist era in Europe.
He finished high-school knowing that film making was his one and only true calling, and he wrote his first feature length screenplay right after graduating. He then worked in a movie theater and participated in a work-abroad program when for the first time in his life he not only made it the US, but also to Los Angeles. When he returned home he studied photography and opened a photo studio.
 
However, shortly after he got accepted to a college in Los Angeles and he moved to the city of angels to study film. During his college years he got awarded with the scholarship of the Hollywood Foreign Press twice, and projects he worked on won best of semester prizes along the years. He also completed an internship at Hydra Entertainment/The Third Floor Previs Studio on the development side. Also during these years he wrote his second feature screenplay which advanced to the top 15% of the Academy Nicholl Fellowship.
He was always drawn to socially conscious projects which talk for justice and education, and promote a positive change.
Currently he is freelancing in projects while developing his own ideas.

Awards

Daytime Emmy Nomination 2018

 

Light In The Water feature documentary

(story consultant, additional cinematography, aerial cinematography, sound, grip, unit production manager)

 

Academy Nicholl Fellowship 2013

Top 15% with the screenplay Mercy

Hollywood Foreign Press 2012, 2013

 

HFPA Scholarship

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