SANDY KROLICK, Ph.D. Altai Krai, Siberia,
Executive Producer, Belovodye Pictures
Born and raised in New York, SANDY KROLICK holds a doctorate in religious studies from University of Virginia and a master’s in history of culture from the University of Chicago. After ten-years in academia, he spent the next twenty years in the executive ranks of companies like Ernst & Young, General Electric, and Computer Sciences Corporation. Retiring at forty-nine, Sandy became CEO at PKG Entertainment, where he served as Executive Producer for Any Wonder, the debut release of Boston-based band Violet Nine, and the soundtrack for an indie film, National Lampoon's Cattle Call. Sandy now splits his time between western Siberia and the western USA. He is author of eight published works, including the international selling novel Veronika: The Siberian's Tale, available in English and Russian.
SERGEY BESPALOV Producer, Los Angeles;
Co-Chairman Aldamisa Entertainment, LLC
SERGEY BESPALOV'S Aldamisa Entertainment, LLC is a worldwide financing and production company with a focus on developing and creating progressive and competitive product for world wide cinemas. Through partnerships and subsidies, Aldamisa maintains a presence and interest in all facets of world media while providing the world's best filmmakers the support and resources necessary to create the best movies in the world. Aldamisa International, LLC is the worldwide sales and distribution arm of Aldamisa Entertainment. Their releases include Machete, Sin City 2, and the most successful independent movie worldwide, Chef.
BERNIE STAMPFER, International Film Partners, Munich Germany (Consulting Producer)
With a masters degree in Law, Sociology and Political Science and a Munich Film Academy diploma, Bernie launched Salinas Films in 1980 and produced over 30 domestic and international films. In 1988 he joined Zurich and London based Media Park AG/Media Equity Associates and moved on to Bravo Studios SpA in Milan Italy in 1991, where he was in charge of development and project finance. He returned to London in 1994 to join the European Script Fund Ltd. as Head of Project and Company Monitoring. In 1999 Bernie was recruited by Deutsche Bank AG to serve as Vice President and Head of the Expert Team Telecommunication, Media and Technology in the Corporate and Investment Banking division. Bernie left Deutsche Bank in 2012 to run his own media finance advisory firm and joined forces with Markus Vogelbacher in 2014.
VANESSA MCMAHON, Screenwriter, Producer, Los Angeles, CA
Revising the entire script of Veronika, Vanessa has been working in film in LA and Brazil since 2010. She is now working with Brian Metcalf ("Living Among Us") on a new film project, "Repairman" under the label MetaMahon Productions. She associate produced "Mine Games in 2012, and was co-producer on "The Lookalike" in 2014.
LILIYA MAY, Actress, Moscow/Los Angeles; Co Producer
LILIYA MAY, a Moskovite from Sydney, has also spent a couple of childhood years living in Nicosia, Cyprus. Moving to Australia in 1994, her education at The University of Sydney secured her an economics and law degree in 2008. Although working for a respectable law firm, Liliya had her sights set on acting. Having studied ballet in Moscow as a child and getting opportunities to dance at the Bolshoi Theatre, performing remained an undying passion. In 2008 Liliya enrolled at Screenwise Australia and within months was starring in short films, and later, in an independent Australian feature film, followed by a lead role on a US pilot. She has acted in TV, theatre, and film from LA, to Moscow, to Sydney.
ALEXANDR BORODYANSKY, Creative Producer, Moscow, Russia
With 42 films to his credit, ALEKSANDR BORODYANSKY has been an award winning fixture in both Soviet and Russian film-making since 1975 when his first release, Afonya (Russian: Афоня) produced by Mosfilm was hailed as a Soviet box office sensation, with a total of 62 million tickets sold. His slate of accomplishments also includes, American Daughter, White Tiger, and 2002 thriller, Oligarch.