Roman Fábian (story, screenplay, direction) was born in 1981 in Rakovnica. He studied Film and television directing at VŠMU in Bratislava. While still studying he shot films The Stranger (2008), Veľké pranie (2007; Big Washing), Piercing (2009) and Rainy Blues (2011). His graduation actors’ film Ja som baník, kto je viac (2012; I Am a Miner, Who’s More) was awarded a Grand prix at festival Áčko 2012, an Igric for student’s work and gained a nomination at the festival in Amsterdam. As an assistant director he collaborated on the film Marhuľový ostrov (2011; Apricot Island). At present he is working as a film and television director (Prvé oddelenie, Druhý dych, Horúca krv). The documentary film Miners’ Bread is Fábian’s feature-length debut film.