Martin Mlaka

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Who I really am? Consulting company reports:

February 13, 2014 | Life | by Martin Mlaka

The BSM Consulting analysed my personality and they came up with this (maybe harsh) detailed, honest and well thought through description which uncovers the secrets about myself and shows why I am unemployable: Martin Martin’s primary mode of living is focused internally, where he deals with things according to how he feels about them, or […]


Oscars 2014 Nominees

January 16, 2014 | Life | by Martin Mlaka

Well, so much for our last year’s Oscars 2014 predictions. Other than Counselor which hasn’t been nominated, we hit it pretty well.   The major films of the last year according to the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences were American Hustle and Gravity, both with 10 nominations and 12 Years a Slave with […]


A friend from Uni with similar interests

January 9, 2014 | Life | by Martin Mlaka

Hey everyone! This post is to introduce a friend of mine, Nicholas Hearst, who created some videos. The video he published online is quirky, twisted and I’d say unpredictable, too. It reminds me of my shortcomings, limitation of my mind and it dares me to explore places beyond those limits. Without further ado, enjoy:   […]

image @Mario Sundar

How we need to find an EXCELLENT job – for ourselves

December 18, 2013 | Life | by Martin Mlaka

This post is not about moaning how it is impossible to find a job at all. It is about moaning how we are driven away from searching the perfect one!   Honestly, your job becomes your life in today’s world. There’re plenty of companies who advertise healthy work/private life balance. What an utter bullshit! I […]

the journey

I’m back! And this is what I was doing last 8 months

December 4, 2013 | Life | by Martin Mlaka

For all those who were wondering what happened and where did I disappear, here is the latest video, which explains everything. It was originally intended for different purposes (aka. my job application), but hell, we had so much fun and I thought you would appreciate it. As it says, 8 months, countless countries, friends and beer […]

Ridley Scott

The Czech Cinematography Fund attracts filmmakers like Ridley Scott

March 6, 2013 | Life | by Martin Mlaka

Czech Republic has been providing funds for filmmakers who plan to spend their money in this beautiful country with a great film history since 2010. It has recently attracted Ridley Scott and his Scott Free Productions to produce thriller Child 44 directed by Daniel Espinoza (Safe House, Snabba Cash) and produced by Ridley Scott (Alien, […]


2014 Oscars predictions

February 28, 2013 | Life | by Martin Mlaka

Not even a week has passed since 2013 Oscars and there are already predictions for the next year’s finalists! Of course, Hollywood more or less knows what to expect in the next year. There are a few big names in stake for 2014 Oscars. Martin Scorsese‘s Wall Street film is about to be released in […]

Steven Speilberg

Steven Spielberg at Cannes film festival 2013

February 28, 2013 | Life | by Martin Mlaka

“‘E.T., phone home” After 31 years since his first appearance in Cannes with his film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Spielberg returns. This time, Spielberg (66), is to head the jury for the 66th Cannes film festival which runs 15-26th May. It was about time for this highly skilled filmmaker who confirmed this post 2 years ago, but was unable […]

Specialisation vs. diversity

January 30, 2013 | Life | by Martin Mlaka

Do I need to specialise even if it may harm the development of the other talents? We all were in the stage of life where we had to choose what we want to do. After making a wrong choice I came back and decided to dive into creative work which fuels me wholeheartedly. The problem […]

kill your darlings

January 26, 2013 | Life | by Martin Mlaka

As often advised by numerous writers, you should not be afraid to kill the characters you love the most. This is true in real life, too. Jeeeez, don’t kill anyone. Metaphorically speaking, you should not be afraid to give up things you love the most.   well … I’ll be working on my new web pages now, […]

Apologies to all

January 18, 2013 | Life | by Martin Mlaka

Sorry to all who expected new stuff on my webpages. I was thinking about changing the strategy of my contribution here cause I thought it’s soooo boring for you to read this useless shit. In fact, I am now thinking that my two goals (1 of those is this blog of course) are colliding. To […]

A little bit naive

December 20, 2012 | Life | by Martin Mlaka

click here to see the video: with a little help from your … strangers   How come all the people are so observant in the video? Is it so in the real life, too?


Anton Chekhov’s thoughts…

December 10, 2012 | Life | by Martin Mlaka

Oh! how dark is life! No night, when I was a child, so terrified me by its darkness as does my invisible existence. Lord, to David my father thou gavest only the gift of harmonizing words and sounds, to sing and praise thee on strings, to lament sweetly, to make people weep or admire beauty; […]

The latest entry to my diary

December 8, 2012 | Life | by Martin Mlaka

I have stumbled upon an interesting quote today. It is about writing, it is for aspiring writers: “Go into yourself. Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depths of your heart; confess to yourself whether you would have to die if you were […]

At the crossroads or what’s next?

September 6, 2012 | Life | by Martin Mlaka

I hadn’t written here for a long time, but I have noticed that people still keep coming here – that’s why I’ve decided to contribute a few words. I didn’t write also because I didn’t know what to write. Well, I graduated in July and I’ve tried to work on my screenplays since then. I […]

Enough of sentimental ********, lets get to work!

June 24, 2012 | Life | by Martin Mlaka

It’s October 2011. My final, the most important year at the University of Birmingham starts. 3rd year counts 75% towards your final result. But this, however, is not why 2011/2012 academic year is the most important. Soon after the start of first term I join the Guild Television. GTV After thinking and planning of setting […]

It’s all coming together

June 8, 2012 | Life | by Martin Mlaka

Just forgot to mention. In 2008, I finished my school year a bit earlier (it was around 1 year before my school leaving exams) to go to Oxford as a part of work & study program. I was 18. I was guaranteed a position at the King’s Arms – the oldest traditional pub in Oxford […]

Somewhere on the road…

June 8, 2012 | Life | by Martin Mlaka

Somewhere on the road you unexpectedly start noticing that you are not alone. You open your eyes and look around. Your old friend fights to make his films over there with his buddies, who you didn’t know personally. (Why the hell couldn’t you see it earlier?). You get to meet them and join the group despite the […]

Read, read and read …. and you will never become a filmmaker!

June 7, 2012 | Life | by Martin Mlaka

Yes. I did it. Christoper Vogler – Hero’s Journey, Robert McKee – Story: Substance, structure, style and the principles of screenwriting, Blake Snyder – Save the cat, countless articles on, BAFTA guru lectures whether in screenwriting, directing, cinematography or producing ( I recommend Charlie Kaufman and John Logan from screenwriting lectures), Raindance’s supply of screenplays […]

No friends filmmakers + no high school subject related to films =

June 6, 2012 | Life | by Martin Mlaka

During my high school I only watched hundreds of films, read everything about filmmaking I could get my hands on and watched even more films. However, when it came to university applications I had nothing to show to ‘artsy’ universities and even my photography had no certain theme (it still does not even today and […]

Film, films and more films in a cinema

June 6, 2012 | Life | by Martin Mlaka

One lovely day (I was 17 for a few days already) I was discussing films on a public chat because it was just after the Oscars, which I watched with her via an online stream. Someone responded to me and we talked about the winners and who we thought should have had won etc. After some […]

Photography in greater depth

June 6, 2012 | Life | by Martin Mlaka

I was dreaming of buying my own camera for ages. When I started researching which one to buy, DSLRs seemed very expensive and so I was aiming for Fuji Finepix S9500 instead. I started to engage in discussions around photography online at the age of 14/15 onwords. I spent countless hours browsing through all the images […]


June 5, 2012 | Life | by Martin Mlaka

The Bodyguard I watched the Bodyguard with my aunt and brother when I was 7 or 8 the first time. Yes, romantic one again, but drama at least! Since then, I must have seen it around 70 times. From then on I’ve watched many films, but the majority of them were still rom-coms/coms/action films (usual […]

Films, Photography … the beginnings

June 5, 2012 | Life | by Martin Mlaka

It was at that time though (early years at school) that I found an old, broken Flexaret, which my grandfather purchased ages ago. Not being able to take any photos, I still loved running around and looking down at the screen, which showed somehow different and magical world. Regarding films, it naturally started with cartoons […]