Mariusz Wlodarski was born in 1980 in Poland. In 2005 he graduated from the Department of International Relations at the University of Lodz, with his thesis about using the marketing approach in film distribution in Poland. He completed postgraduate studies of Film Production at The Polish National Film School in Lodz. He has worked for one of the major studios in Poland – Opus Film. Moreover he worked at international co-productions such as Simon Konianski produced by Versus Production (BE) or The Flying Machine produced by Breakthru Films (UK). In 2010 together with three friends he founded his own production company Lava Films, where he produced the diploma film of Magnus von Horn titled Without Snow and later on his debut feature The Here After (Cannes 2015).