Grzegorz Zariczny is a graduate of the Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School at the University of Silesia in Katowice and the Wajda School in Warsaw. He won numerous awards for his documentary short The Dog Hill, including a Maciej Szumowski Award at the Krakow Film Festival in 2010. Opinions about the talented
documentary filmmaker were confirmed two years later with The Whistle, which brought him several awards, including the prestigious Sundance Film Festival Grand Prix. His feature debut, Waves, made its world premiere in the main competition at Karlovy Vary in 2016. Simple Things is his second feature.