Piotr Chrzan has always been interested in cinema, but the Polish educational system decided that he was a born director and declined to educate him in that field. So he graduated with a degree in philosophy, as no one tried to teach him anything else. He has been a creative artist ever since he can remember: he has written over a dozen plays, which have often won awards in competitions held in Poland; two of them he directed for Polish television. In 2010 he got his start as a film director. He wrote and directed two short films, Night Visit and Toreador's Last Song. He also wrote screenplays for two Polish feature films: Odd One Out and Gabriel. Klezmer marks Chrzan's feature directorial debut.