Václav has a whole range of directing and screenwriting experiences. He directed and produced his first film in 1986 and it was the performance of Mazaný Filip. He was at the birth of the art group Tvrdohlaví, for which he organized nine exhibitions both in the Czech Republic and abroad, and later opened an art gallery. He produced Vorel's films Pražská pětka and Kouř. He participated in the award-winning film Postel (1998). In 2003 Václav transferred Mazaný Filip into film and won the Czech Lion for it. His second feature film was Tobruk (2008), a war drama from the African Desert about Czechoslovak soldiers in 1941. Now he is making a film based on the global bestseller The Painted Bird.
He actively opposed the past political regime since he was a student at FAMU. At the time of the Velvet Revolution, he was at the forefront of the Barrandov film studios strike committee. He also worked for President Vaclav Havel. He set up the successful production company Silver Screen, which produced numerous cultural and social events as a cultural part of the NATO Summit or the celebration of the end of the Second World War.