- Philippe le Masson du Pont | 1675 -
Polish-born, New York and Los Angeles based photographer, cinematographer and graphic artist. His family has a deep Polish cavalry connection, having had ancestors that led Hussar retainers in the 16th and 17th centuries under Czarniecki, led 18th century banners under Kosciuszko, all the way to the 20th century with his uhlan-cavalry grandfather that fought in World War 2. Luke’s family legacy combined with his lifelong passion for all things history, ignited a desire within Luke to share the story of the Winged Hussars with the world.
In 2006 Luke co-founded New York City’s ACEFEST Film Festival, which in 2010 was named one of the Top 25 Film Festivals in the world, by Moviemaker Magazine. Luke has since worked on a variety of visual projects for clients such as the US Marine Corps, Sony, Universal, GSN, et.al. and is currently a member of the Polish American Film Society and the Board of Directors of the Polish Film Festival in Los Angeles, CA.
Polish historian, journalist, reenactor and the foremost Winged Hussar expert. Dr. “Radek” was the first person in the world to write a doctoral dissertation fully devoted to the subject of the Hussars and has went on to write dozens of articles and books on their rich history, battles, tactics, armament and legacy.
Some of his published work includes: “The Phenomenon of the Hussars” (Torun 2003), “Polish Military in the Era of the Polish-Swedish War 1626-1629”, “Klushino 1610” (Warsaw 2010), “From the Annals of the Hussars” (Warsaw 2010), “Extraordinary Battles and Charges of the Hussars” (Warsaw 2011), “The Hussars of Vienna 1683” (Warsaw 2012), “Hussars of the Polish Republic” (Warsaw 2014).
Art Director Andy has crafted identities and worked on marketing campaigns for some of the biggest Hollywood movies to be released in the past few years, in addition to being a part of development teams for some of the most widely watched docureality series on American television. Andrew is also an avid follower of historical warfare. He traveled to Poland in 2008, which sparked his interest in the cultural and historical heritage of the region.
Andrew has recently worked on campaigns for feature films such as Iron Man 3, Thor 2: The Dark World, Guardians of the Galaxy and Mad Max: Fury Road. He’s also created graphics for dozens of TV shows including work that has aired on the Discovery Channel, MTV, Spike TV, et.al.