Vlad Dorofte
Film Director, Critic and Reviewer
Vlad Dorofte grew up with films and animations he would watch on a video player during childhood. Also photography enthusiast, he started taking photography lessons in 2007 and in 2008 he won the 1st prize at an online photo competition juried (among others) by Dinu Lazar, an acclaimed Romanian photographer. During University he posted film critic reviews on different cinema sites and film blogs. Between 2009 and until 2014 he dedicated himself to directing short films and founded his own film production company: Gorun Film. Among other works he has been involved in are assistant directing, editing, co-producing and screenwriting related projects.
Benjamin Rider
Film Director, Writer and Cinematographer
Benjamin Rider was born in Harare, Zimbabwe. At the age of three he moved to South Africa for a year, and then onto Israel for most of his childhood before moving to London, England. In 2012, whilst completing his BA studies at Queen Mary University of London, he shot his first feature, 'To Love Somebody'. He has since gone on to complete a total of six feature films including the drama 'Forever Tomorrow' and the cinemascope art house film 'Our Little Haven'. He is currently attached to direct 'Two Worlds' for MV Films in 2019, with Raad Rawi ('Spy', FX's 'Tyrant' and 'The Devil's Double') attached to star as one of the leads.
Ryan Kruger
Actor, Director and Writer
Ryan Kruger is an actor/director/writer with 20 years of experience in TV and film, as well as an award wining director with over 75 music videos under his belt for some of the top musicians in South Africa, his awards to name a few: MTV for best video of the year and his SAMA (South African Music Awards) best video of the year for the band "Prime Circle". Starting off as an actor he has acted in many international feature films and TV series working with major studios and names. Currently working on a new HBO series as an Irishman. And soon to be released "Last Broken Darkness" where he plays two different characters.
Millie Samuels
Actress and Film Producer
Millie studied the many platforms in media production and performance at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst; B.A Communications (Theatre Media). Upon graduating in 2011, Millie has worked professionally both in production teams for Channel Seven, Fremantle Media, ABC and numerous feature length and short films. Her acting credits begun on ABC’s God of Wheat Street and following on has appeared in the cast of Neighbours, Mychonny Moves In (YouTube sensation) Chanel Seven’s Catching Milat (directed by Peter Andrikidis). Her feature film credits include Around the Block (featuring Christina Ricci), Alex and Eve (directed by Peter Andrikidis) along with myriad short films with Metro screen The Passenger and Three Hearts, Flow. Millie has had a great start to 2018 having wrapped two theatre shows playing the lead in both DNA by Dennis Kelly and DOLORES by Edward Allen Baker. Millie has also been a finalist for the prestigious award Heath Ledger Scholarship for two consecutive years (2014/2015). Millie is currently represented by IMC in Australia and Wishlab Inc in the US.
Alex Mill
Film Producer and Director
Alex Mill has her background in photography and editing, she spent years in a drama group during high school and she's been directing short films since the age of 15. Currently she is working in London, United Kingdom, as an assistant director and producer. As a recurring theme, Alex often brings the troubles of obsessed minds to the screen, much like in her first feature, The Immovables.
Ciprian Iacob
Ciprian Iacob is a highly talented creative mind and music coordinator, already established as film music composer, with 6 years of experience in the industry gained through numerous fruitful projects in Romania, the UK, France and the US. His recent collaborations included the center state performance in The Masterpiece event-concert in 2014, a project involving top industry names such as Hans Zimmer, Thomas Bergersen, Uyanga Bold and others. Driven by a deep and passionate love for what he does, Ciprian Iacob is a constantly-evolving musician, with justified ambitions of one day becoming an important influence on the next generations of composers, having put his irrefutable mark on the effervescent art form which film music is.
Roman Cooperman
Composer and Actor
Roman has studied at Central Music School at Moscow State Conservatory (percussions, piano), followed by studies at the Russian University of Theatre Arts (acting). He has been working in film industry since 2010 both as an actor and a composer. In 2014 he started his dubbing/voiceover career, and already had more than 100 films/TV-series dubbed/voiceovered in Russian.
Rafael Rodriguez
Screenwriter and Critic
Lawyer of South American origin. Screenplay writer, Critic, Novelist and Cinephile. He´s been involved in several indie projects both from the inside as short movie scenarist and the outside as an analyst and consultant. His juridical background makes him objective and detail oriented while his love for the seventh art makes him very passionate and dedicated.