About Dalibor

Director, writer, scriptwriter and artist, was born in Czechoslovakia in 1971 into a family of painter and art photographer. His photographer father won over 100 major international awards and his work was a major influence on the 1970s art photography. Six Gold FIAP awards and inclusion in the FIAP historic collection were among his main accolades.

Growing up in this creative environment has shaped the thinking of little Dalibor. When he was 6 years old, he had his first experience of clinical death. From this moment he looked at the world differently and, without talking to anyone about it, became aware of the soul reincarnation. When Dalibor was 12, he decided at the age of 35, he would start making movies. He began to plan his life with this goal in mind. At the age of 18, a very important meeting with a teacher of mysticism gave him further direction. He began to study religion, philosophy, eastern teachings, Silva’s mind control techniques - and especially phenomenology, which confirmed that his unusual experience at the age of six was , without any other external information, based on the very principle of world’s rules. While in high school, Dalibor wrote his study Now in the Now, describing how the alternative events in the universe all happen simultaneously, and our consciousness has the option to move through this 3D hologram. With his theory, Dalibor anticipated the findings of quantum theorists, finding that were confirmed only with recent scientific discoveries. In 1990, when a ruptured appendicitis surgery sent him to cardiac arrest, he experienced second clinical death. This lengthy experience was so intense that it completely changed Dalibor’s understanding of the world and life events. It was hard to describe though, because speech and writing lack the complexity necessary to communicate such experiences. Finding forms of sharing the information was in fact the greatest adventure of all. After graduating from high school and after the second near death experience, Dalibor worked at the hospital as a biochemical lab assistant. He read a large number of philosophical books. With his teacher of mysticism, he always debated who let their reason to guide them when writing the book and who wrote from the heart; who was in the know, and who was trying to be understood. Subsequently, he began to study for his university degree, undertaking the course for teachers with artistic and philosophical specialization. Discussions with professors of philosophy and logic ventured into the territory of quantum physics as it was known at the time, and Dalibor further developed his Now In the Now theory. Fine arts teacher has directed his attention towards the notion that a painting is formed in the heart, and it merely needs to be transferred onto the canvas. Dalibor thus moved away from the realistic oil paintings and drawings to the seemingly abstract paintings. He created his first collection of non-descriptive paintings and finished his first two books, a crime story titled Dead Men Don’t Talk and a time travel sci-fi Telesfor.

In 1997, he met Milos Forman who shared an advice on how to shoot his first film, and then advised him on the next film projects. His advice was simple. Shoot your debut with amateur actors and naturals, do most of things yourself, screen the film and sell it at the cinema. Forman became his advisor after Dalibor, as the only photographer, brought him photos from the event which Milos Forman attended. As Forman said: "Until now I've only had newspaper clippings." At the time, Dalibor decidedly sought a job in the largest bank in his country. His aim was to observe the relationships between people for films that he will once make. He worked as a system administrator. When he reached the top, he moved to marketing, while also working as an external consultant for the company magazine. While in the marketing department, he devised and developed a business strategy that created a turnover of USD 100 mil., with USD 2 mil. profit per year.

He wrote another book titled Gateway - a metaphysical story focused on the phenomenon of the ecstatic trance that would guide us into past lives. At that time, he met his business partner, who also had two clinical death experiences. She told him to share his experiences with others through books and movies. This meeting influenced writing of his books Oasis In the Desert and Behind the Curtain of the Night. Dalibor left the bank job, gave the Life after Life lectures and began preparing his film projects. His first screenplay was an adaptation of his own Behind the Curtain of the Night story, which deals with the clinical death experience he had in 1990. He extensively long sought forms of expression, learning how to comprehensively convert his almost incommunicable experience into a book form and film language.

Dalibor is also active in public life. He worked as a city deputy mayor, then a county council member. He created a political party called Doctors Healing the Society, and became the party chairman. With a group of likeminded people, he is setting base for ideological changes that should lead to a direct democracy operating with the support of the latest technologies.

After seeking the right partner for the upcoming film, he met the future film producer Milan Friedrich in 2014. The day they agreed on collaboration, Dalibor had his last dollar on him. The day before, he wondered whether he should resign on bringing his vision to life, whether the focus that he kept for a year had a meaning. Then he realized that this is his greatest test. He had to persevere. The same philosophical outlook gave Milan energy for preparation and realization of the Behind the Curtain of the Night project. It was first introduced within the charity project of Chantal Poullain aiming to rebuild children's wards in hospitals. The organization addressed Czech actors who joined in the project. Subsequently, an American film producer Phill Goldfine became involved in the project (via Bob Procter, author of the Secrets). Finally, well-known US actors Brendan Fraser, Marcia Cross and Dawn Olivieri supported the project.