Hanka Kastelicová is the VP and Executive Producer of Documentaries for HBO Europe.
Based in the Prague office, she works closely with HBO Europe’s production centers and is responsible for the development and production of HBO Europe’s documentary films.
She commissions and co-produces documentary programming for HBO Europe, focusing on feature length productions, and documentary series which should have a strong connection with the countries where HBO Europe broadcasts.
The documentaries she co-produces are giving strong insights into its subject, creating debates, showing a different perspective, and are daring, creative and innovative.
HBO documentaries are mainly character driven stories with a strong narrative and high production values. That is why many of films she co-produces are very successful worldwide and have won many awards in international festivals.
She earned a Master of Arts degree from the Faculty of Film and TV Documentary Department at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.
She continued her professional career in Slovenia, where she worked for more than 25 years as a documentary director and producer, latterly as commissioning editor and Head of Development of documentary programming.
As an experienced and dedicated documentary film-maker, she has lectured on documentary filmmaking and participated in the organization of master classes, industry seminars, and courses.
She has also served as a moderator and participant on numerous industry panels and other documentary events in many countries.