Born in 1971, Jan Gogola works as a director, script editor and lecturer at FAMU (Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts) in Prague. Formerly a commissioning editor for Czech TV, chief of programme Czech TV Brno and lector of the Institute of Documentary Film in Prague. He graduated from the Faculty of Journalism, Charles University and from the Department of Documentary Films at FAMU. As a script editor (dramaturg) Gogola has been involved in the making of numerous documentaries, e.g., Czech Dream, Czech Peace (dir. Filip Remunda, Vít Klusák); 66 Seasons, Cooking History (dir. Peter Kerekes); Ester (dir. Věra Chytilová); Lost Holiday (dir. Lucie Králová); Other Worlds (dir. Marko Skop); Private Century (dir. Jan Šikl), Rene, Katka (dir. Helena Trestikova) and others.