Consultant and researcher with two decades of experience in providing thorough and detailed information. My goal is to build a solid foundation of historical and cultural knowledge for your projects, one that is accurate in even the smallest details.I provided information and consulting services to high level specialists seeking advice on history, politics, culture, and social issues related to European and American history.
My years of experience in archival, library and film research at Stanford guarantee that the information I provide to my clients is based on reliable sources and some of the most important collections of materials in the world.
My service includes:
- Highly integrated and comprehensive historical consulting
- Information on available resources: printed matter, unpublished archival materials,
photographs, films, databases etc.
- Extensive contacts with noted historians and authors
- Consultation on script conformity to standards
- Developing projects from an initial idea into a screenplay
Areas of Specialty:
- History of Central and Eastern Europe, Poland in particular
- World War 2
Here is what the producers of Peter Weir's film "The Way Back" said about my services:
"I, Keith Clarke, as a Producer, co-writer and head researcher of the project, have found Zbigniew Stanczyk to be invaluable to our film not only as an encyclopedia of information on many subjects but his enthusiasm, professionalism, passion, patience and was infectious.
As a writer/researcher, one is often struggling to find answers but more often I am attempting to discover the correct questions to ask! There is nothing more comforting and frankly, exciting, than to sit down with a humanist, who literally asks, “How best can I help you?” When one is dealing with a difficult topic, ones upmost priority is to search for the truth, the details that will bring the stories to life.
Zbigniew guided our project not only in areas that we would not have ventured into but introduced us to other scholars throughout the world. His knowledge of world history, culture and affairs is evident but also his grasp of and insights into International films, was a surprising but great reference source.
It is evident that Joni and I cannot speak highly enough of Zbigniew. It is not only his intellect that we found inspiring but his presence, passion and joy for his chosen is to be very much admired".
Keith Clarke and Joni Levin