Nilou Safinya

 

Producer

 

Nilou is a film and theatre producer and a graduate of Columbia University. She worked in TV/film development and production at Levantine Entertainment (Associate Producer for Amreeka, 2009) before turning freelance. Most recently, she produced the feature, Eugenia and John (2015) and the short film Montana (2018). Through her film company Lailou, she has two upcoming feature films in pre-production. Nilou is also the co-founding Director of Production for Eyes Up Here Productions, that specializes in the strategic storytelling through the production of moving video content and live events. 

Roxy Toporowych

 

Writer/Director

Roxy is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and has worked in Film and TV production for 15 years. Credits include: Captain America: Winter Soldier, The Other Guys, SNL and Marvel's The Punisher and Luke Cage.  She has worked the film festival circuit with both Sundance and Tribeca film festivals. Previously she directed the documentary Folk! In 2014, Roxy was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to Ukraine, where she researched and wrote Julia Blue, her narrative feature directing debut. She is an IFP Narrative Lab Directing Fellow 2016 and the recipient of the Calvin Klein 'Live the Dream' grant for emerging female directors 2016. She is the winner of a Special Jury Mention for Best Director World Cinema at the Woodstock Film Festival 2018 and winner of the Jury Prize for Best Director at the Sonoma International Film Festival 2019.

 

Sashcko Roshchyn

 

Cinematographer

Sashcko graduated from the Kyiv National University of Cinema, Theatre and Television I.Karpenko-Kariy. His films include Blood which won the best cinematography award at the Molodist Film Festival.  Sashcko frequently shoots for Filmotechnic using the Russian Arm, which won an Oscar for technical innovation in 2004.  He is currently shooting his second narrative feature in Kyiv.

Luba Poniatyszyn Keske

 

Associate Producer 

Luba is a Hollywood based veteran of United Artists and MGM Studios where she held the position of Sr. Vice President for over 25 years. Luba has both executive produced and produced several short films. She is currently in development on a new feature film. 

 

Ben Kim

 

Editor

Ben is an editor and motion designer for films, documentaries and television. His film work includes editing the feature I Can I Will I Did (2017) and motion design for the documentaries Linsanity (2013) and Hot Girls Wanted (2015). He has also edited promos for Sundance Channel, Tribeca Film Festival, and EPIX and created on-air graphics for AMC Network, MLB Network, and NHL Network. Ben also teaches motion design and the School of Visual Arts in NYC.

Alex Brown Church

Composer

As Sea Wolf, Alex Brown Church has kept us ensnared in his world of gorgeously lush and longingly moody tales of gypsies, wolves, foggy coastlines, redwood forests, metropolitan nightscapes and precarious loves since his 2007 debut. With his new album Old World Romance, released in September on Dangerbird Records, Church continues the story, delving into new territory. 

Sea Wolf will be releasing a new record, look for it in 2019.

Polina Snisarenko

JULIA

Polina is a theatre and film actress and recent graduate of the Karpenko-Karhoho acting program in Kyiv.  She is a principal actress at the Kyiv Youth Theatre (Molodiy Teater) as well as a professional dancer.  

Dima Yaroshenko

ENGLISH

Dima is a theatre and film actor based in Kyiv, Ukraine. His latest film Snails, was featured at the Odessa International Film Festival. He is an active member of DAKH Theatre Group as well as Gogolfest Kyiv.

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