Cinematographer and filmmaker, born in 1975 in Łódź.
Film director and cameraman in a number of feature films, author of commercials.
In 1999 Szczepański graduated from the Cinematography Department of the Polish Film School in Łódź. In the same year he was awarded the Golden Tadpole for his short film "Q" at the "Camerimage" Festival in Toruń. He worked as the cinematographer and cameraman in a number of feature films, and authored many commercials. His documentary debut was "Generacja C.K.O.D. / Cool Kids of Death Generation" about the Polish punk rock band Cool Kids of Death (2004). The film, telling the story of how an independent group of rebellious intellectuals from Łódź forms a band which enters the world of mainstream music business, won the Grand Prix at the Kraków Film Festival.
In 2007 he directed his feature debut, Aleja Gówniarzy / Absolute Beginner, about a 28-year old literature graduate from Łódź, searching for purpose, love and the right path in life. The film received mixed reviews, but what was highly appreciated was the portrayal of the postindustrial city of Łódź, the place the director always cherished.
In 2014 he directed a documentary sequel of Cool Kids of Death Generation - entitled, like the band's last album, C.K.O.D. 2 Plan Ewakuacji / C.K.O.D. 2 Evacuation Plan. It shows the band in empty music halls, unsuccessfully trying to conquer the music world while remaining true to themselves. In the end they split up and their last fights are documented by the ever-present filmmaker. The film received a honourable mention at the Docs Against Gravity Film Festival in Warsaw.
Szczepański also worked as a cinematographer and co-producer of Sławomir Fabicki's Loving (2012).
Source: the "Young Polish Cinema" catalogue, published by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, June 2007; updated by NMR, August 2016.