Slávek Horák was born on 12.1.1975 in Zlín, Czech republic. He studied directing at FAMU Prague film academy. In 1995 he worked as 2nd AD on Jan Sverak’s feature “Kolya”, which won Best Foreign Language Academy Award in 1996. After that he directed commercials all over the world for 20 years. In 2015 he wrote, directed and produced his debut feature film - “Home Care”, which represented Czech republic at Academy Awards in 2016. “Home Care” won Best Actress awards at Karlovy Vary IFF, Palm Springs IFF, Czech Lions film awards and numerous awards and special mentions at other festivals - Heartland IFF, Arras, Phoenix, Bergamo, Valladolid, Plzen etc.
Variety magazine named Slávek Horák one of “10 Directors To Watch” in 2016.
In 2020, he wrote, directed and produced his second feature film – “Havel”, biopic of Czech president and human rights icon Václav Havel.