Born in Prague (1979). He studied production at FAMU, graduated with an MA title in the year 2005. While studying, he had already worked as a production assistant and a production manager in film companies such as Stillking, Filmservice, and Dawson. In the year 2005 he became a producer in a production company Ad Wood. He had bought the company two years later, and became the owner. He is also a co-founder of the Film Kolektiv production company, which was established in the year 2013 as a union of four producers (Jan Kallista, Pavel Berčík, Ondřej Zima, Karla Stojáková). Jan focuses mainly on production of commercial spots and international projects. He’s a member of APA board - Asociace Producentů v Audiovizi (Association of Producers in the Audiovision) and is also a representative of the Czech Republic in the CFP-E (Europan Association of Commercial Producers) and a member of the YDA jury (Young Director Award), which is a part of the annual Cannes Lions awards.