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Russian writer Igor Hertzev

English director Neil Bell

German producer Marco Gilles

Georgian producer Vladimir Katacharava

Swedish DOP Ulf Brantas


Russian writer Igor Hertzev was a participant at the 2005 BERLINALE TALENT CAMPUS. His previous feature and short film scripts were screened at numerous festivals and won several prizes around the world.

writer & director

English director Neil Bell based in Sweden has directed and produced many shorts and documentaries which have been shown at several film festivals. He has also won and been nominated for a BAFTA in England. His documentary feature ‘The Backway’ is in post-production and THE ASSIGNMENT will be his debut feature.


German producer at gilles∙mann filmproduktion based in Cologne, has produced several international co-productions including “Bibliotheque Pascal” which was the Hungarian entry at the ACADEMY AWARDS in 2011. He has worked internationally with acclaimed directors such as Stephen Frears.


Georgian producer Vladimir Katacharava has participated at several training programmes including EAVE and PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE. He has produced for accalaimed Iranian Director Makhmalbaf & co-produced several films and his most recent "Shindisi" is doing the festivals and won Best Film at Warsaw International Film Festival.

director of photography

Swedish DOP Ulf Brantås has photographed the memorable films of Lukas Moodysson including ‘Together’, ‘Lilja-4-Ever’, ‘Fucking Åmål’ & many others. He has won the Guldbagge, The European Cinematographer Award & nominated for a BAFTA. He is in pre-production on Star Dream directed by Björn Runge.