Doležalová’s first short film, Sound of Sun, starring Sean Penn, Suki Waterhouse and Jack Kilmer premiered on Nowness in 2016 to critical acclaim. She went on to direct multiple other short films, including Carte Blanche, starring Dylan Sprouse, Suki Waterhouse and Jack Kilmer which was released on Amazon and received the Audience Award at Mammoth Film Festival and a Breakout Director Award at Capri Hollywood Film Festival, and Butcher Boy, with Camille Rowe and Jack Kilmer and released by Dazed. Maestro, starring Clara McGregor, was awarded the Special Jury Prize for Outstanding Achievement as well as three Platinum Awards including Best Female Director at the Independent Shorts Awards this Summer and will be released on Amazon this Fall.
Her commercials, including films for Lancel and Poléne, are characterized by evocative and often playful storytelling, emotive performance and stylish visuals.
“We are absolutely thrilled to have Eva join the RSA and Black Dog Films’ family, as she’s a dynamic young storyteller with a vibrant new voice,” said Molly Bohas, Executive Producer, Black Dog Films. “She understands the language of filmmaking and brings a global sensibility and sophistication to her films, commercials and photography. She will blaze a trail for young female visionaries to come.”
Currently based in Los Angeles, Doležalová was born in Czech Republic, where she began her career as an actor and playwright. She moved to London at 18 and studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and then moved to Paris where she pursued her directing career. Later, her trilogy of transformational short films Sound of Sun, Somnio and Samice screened in Paris at Centre Pompidou Foundation.
REELated: Bullitt Branded has a Coke and smiles
Today she works globally, and is fluent in English, French, Czech, Italian, Polish and Spanish. She is currently in development on her first feature film with Wild Bunch Distribution and Vixens Films.
“I’m thrilled to begin my commercial journey with such an ingenious creative global company and I’m looking forward to our long-time collaboration,” Doležalová said.
Doležalová is also an ambassador of White Ribbon Campaign, a global movement working to end violence against women and children.
See more of her work here. Reel 360 wishes Eva the best of luck at RSA and Black Dog.