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Apr 24, 2010

Ivan Dias has written and co-produced Carlos Saura’s film Fados, a fusion of cinema, song, dance and instrumental numbers, which explores Portugal’s popular musical genre of fado and its spirit of saudade. 

Fados deploys mirrors, back projections, lighting effects, and lush colors to frame each song which...


Apr 17, 2010

Yana Gorskaya was born in Russia, and emigrated to the United States with her mother at the age of six.

Yana was hired to edit her first feature film, 2002's Spellbound, when director Jeffrey Blitz asked his former USC mentor Kate Amend if she would recommend one of her students to work on his documentary film and...


Apr 10, 2010

Animation producer and director Darragh O’Connell oversees the visual output of Brown Bag Films. He has directed hundreds of commercials, in television, and on short films.

His production and editing credits include: the Give Up Yer Aul Sins short film series (using 1960s actual recordings of Irish inner city...


Apr 6, 2010

Cinematographer Eduard Grau created some award winning short films of his own including Bitter Kas and Scarlet Sunrise.  He studied filmmaking at ESCAC in Spain.

Edu won the cinematography award twice at the Palm Springs International Film Festival for Friends Forever and The Natural Route.

He shot his 1st...