Károly Ujj Mészáros (Charles Finger Butcher in English) started his carrier in film after finishing the University of Economy in Budapest. With a quick carrier move with his fresh diploma in his hand he started to serve coffee to the crew members of the Canadian TV drama „Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris” and he shook hands with Omar Sharif on his second working day due to a mere misunderstanding…
After a year in film production he joined Saatchi & Saatchi Budapest for a year, than he begun a quite successful carrier as a Freelance Agency Producer working for Ogilvy, BBDO, etc.
In 1999 he started to direct commercials, he directed 100 commercials.
Besides that he made 9 shortfilms. He won Main Prize of the Hungarian Filmweek in 2003, Special Jury Prize in 2004, and also some international awards.
He won the Studio Drum in 2007 in Portoroz with his short „New Love”. He has to shoot a shortfilm in Sarajevo, after winning a grant from Sarajevo Film festival in 2008 with his script „Alena’s Yourney”.
He is working on his first feature script „Liza”.
He won the Prize of the Student Jury for 3 Filmaka shorts in the Hungarian Filmweek in 2008.
He has a wonderful girlfriend, Moni Balsai an actress of National Theatre of Gy?r.
His wish is to make at least one feature, and maybe some more afterwards. He is quite old (39) yet he feels just ready to direct features.
His favourite directors: David Lynch, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Yasujiro Ozu, Francois Truffaut, Mike Leigh.
His home town is Budapest, yet he was born in Keszthely.