Director Biography – Chino Saavedra (WHERE DARKNESS LIES)

Chino Saavedra is a Director and Editor born and raised in Spain. He graduated from Sydney Film School in 2009, and since then he has directed multiple music videos, including Comiendote a Besos from Spanish Singer-Songwriter Maria Rozalén. Where Darkness Lies is his directorial debut in narrative form. Director Statement The idea for this short… Continue reading Director Biography – Chino Saavedra (WHERE DARKNESS LIES)

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Director Biography – Adrian Powers (BROLGA)

Adrian Powers is an Australian film director, editor and screenwriter. Several of his films have screened at film festivals across the globe, including the 69th Venice Film Festival, where his film ‘Scruples’ screened as part of a special collaboration between YouTube and Sir Ridley Scott, and during which Scott commented that Adrian and his fellow… Continue reading Director Biography – Adrian Powers (BROLGA)

Director Biography – Justin Daering (PROGENY)

Justin is passionate about science fiction filmmaking. He believes sci-fi stories encourage us not only to empathize but also to be curious and wonder. Justin started directing when he was ten years old, borrowing a video camera and dressing up his basement to look like a mad scientist’s laboratory. His continued interest in film led… Continue reading Director Biography – Justin Daering (PROGENY)

Director Biography – Patrick Lewtschanyn (PNEUMA)

Patrick grew up in rural Michigan and began making short movies with his cousins at a very early age. Film school was a natural choice for him. He graduated from from Columbia College Chicago with a focus in cinematography in 2005 and has began working for multiple production and post houses. In 2012 Patrick decided… Continue reading Director Biography – Patrick Lewtschanyn (PNEUMA)

Director Biography – Alex Farias (ANIMAL HEADS)

ALEX FARIAS is a 23 year old Los Angeles based filmmaker and director from the Pacific NorthWest. At age 18 she turned down enrollment to Tisch for her Bachelor’s degree to backpack overseas for two years. Upon returning home she began working in production. Since 2016 Alex has transitioned into the camera department, worked on… Continue reading Director Biography – Alex Farias (ANIMAL HEADS)

Director Biography – Ilya Abulkhanov (ARXIV/ARCHIVE)

Ilya V. Abulkhanov is a Russian director, designer born in USSR, based in Los Angeles. While pursuing an auto-didactic approach in the attempt to consume / produce the world differently, he makes (dis)organized notes, (re)arranges desires and (dis)orientates expectations. Most recently his work for Mill+ includes the music video, Rihanna ‘Sledgehammer’, the creative direction of… Continue reading Director Biography – Ilya Abulkhanov (ARXIV/ARCHIVE)

Director Biography – G.S. Leitgeb (THE SECRET BOX)

Having directed numerous music-videos and commercials, THE SECRET BOX marks the international Drama Short-Film Debut for Austrian creator G.S. Leitgeb – with his current feature film in development, pursuing the same vibe, pace & colour. Following in the footsteps of well-known masters T. Burton, G. del Toro and W. Anderson, G.S. Leitgeb combines his work… Continue reading Director Biography – G.S. Leitgeb (THE SECRET BOX)

Director Biography – Janne Kasperi Suhonen (DIVE ODYSSEY)

Janne Kasperi Suhonen is a Helsinki-based freelance photographer and film maker. He graduated from the Lahti Design Institute and specializes in underwater filming. Janne is perfectionist and occasionally impatient commander. In order to achieve the goals, he pushes the team to its’ extreme. As Janne is the camera operator he plans the shoots and leads… Continue reading Director Biography – Janne Kasperi Suhonen (DIVE ODYSSEY)

Director Biography – Frankie De Leonardis (FLOATING)

Frankie De Leonardis is an Italian/Argentine director living in Barcelona. He’s been on the industry since 1997, mainly on tv title design and advertising direction. He’s won several awards including NY Advertising Festival (2011), European BDA Promax, ADCE, Laus for his work in advertising and title design. Director Statement This is my first ever cinematic… Continue reading Director Biography – Frankie De Leonardis (FLOATING)

Director Biography – John Carlin (ECHOES

John is the director of horror shorts ‘Exposure’ & ‘6 Feet Under’ and the award winning Sci-fi-Fi ‘The Way Back’. ‘ECHOES’ is the fourth collaboration with the writing team of Paul Skillen and Aaron Gray. John has been working as a director in the television industry for 17 years and directed the Irish language drama… Continue reading Director Biography – John Carlin (ECHOES