MAKHANKO NATALIA

 

Director / Producer

 

 

Graduated from The Russian State University of Cinematography (VGIK) - the world’s oldest film school founded in 1919. Member of The Russian Guild of Film Directors.

 

Filmography

 

• Documentary «The Blood» 2003 / Producer, director. Festivals: «Stalker», «St. Anna»;

• Documentary «3, 340» 2004 / Producer, director, DoP;

• Documentary «What goes around comes around» 2005 / Producer, director, DoP;

• Documentary «Tour to Chernobyl» 2005 / Director / A-Film Productions;

• Documentary «The Liftman» 2007 / 35мм / Director;

• Documentary «New coming» 2008 / 35 мм / Director;

• Documentary «Remembering Kazakhstan» 2008 / Director / SinePro Studio (2 series);

• Documentary «Profession: Santa Claus» 2009 / Director / SinePro Studio;

• Documentary «Talk about life» 2010 / Producer, director;

• Documentary «The prison aborigine» 2010 / Producer, director / ART N in co-production with Studio "Ostrov";

• Corporate film "Moscow - a city with heart" / Director

 

Awards

 

• «3, 340» - special prize at St. Anna Film Festival for a documentary film / 2004;

• «Tour to Chernobyl» - an award for the best documentary at The 4th Berlin Asian Film Festival;

«The Liftman» - special award at Moscow International Film Festival.

 

 

MAKHANKO MARIYA

 

Director / Script writer

 

 

Graduated from The Russian State University of Cinematography (VGIK) in 2004.

 

Filmography

 

Short Films:

  • Documentary «Little bit of happiness for ten franks»;
  • Feature «Just has come back to memory»;
  • Feature «For hapiness»;
  • Feature «Gammas»;

 

Feature Films:

  • Comedy «The Swindlers» / Production company: «Russian Bear»;
  • Comedy «The Egor's misfortunes» / Production company: «Russian Bear»; 
  • Comedy «Where do babies come from» / Production company: «The word» / Second unit director;
  • Comedy «Mission «Holy Man» / Production company «TeleSto» / Second unit director;
  • Melodrama «Diagnostic: in love» / Production company «Shah»;
  • Comedy «Male-female game» / Production company «Kailash»;

 

TV series:

  • «Russkoe sredstvo» /  «Piton studio» / for REN TV channel / Second unit director;

TV commercials:

  • «Hainan island», PTS-Unicom;
  • «Moscow», PTS-Unicom;

 

Documentaries:

  • «Non-existent profession» / CNF;

 

Music videos:

  • «Heaven» by Sergey Mazaev and Nastya;
  • Soundtreck to «Where do the babies come from»;

 

Script writer:

  • Comedy «The Swindlers» / Production company: «Russian Bear»;
  • Documentary «Non-existent profession» / CNF;
  • Comedy «The Egor's misfortunes» / Production company: «Russian Bear»; 
  • «Hainan island», PTS-Unicom;
  • «Moscow», PTS-Unicom;
  • Drama “The Wild” / 8 series / RWS;
  • Comedy «Male-female game» / Production company «Kailash»;
  • «How we were making the film» / based on the book «Sombrero» by Sergey Mikhalkov.

 

Awards:

 

* Best debut director award for «The Swindlers» at The 7th «Smile, Russia» Film Festival;

Best debut director award for «The Swindlers» at The 9th Open Berdyansky Film Festival «Brigantina»;

* Best feature film award for «The Egor's misfortunes» at Russian Elementary Cinema Film Festival;

* Grand Prix for «Male-female game» at The 9th International Sport Film Festival;

*  Second place at The 8th International Atlant Film Festival for «Male-female game»;

* Best feature film award for «Male-female game» at The 4th Sport and TV Film Festival;

* Second place at Los-Angeles Sport Film Festival for «Male-female game».

 

   

ANNA OVANESOVA

 

Direcor of Photography / Director

 

Graduated from The Russian State University of Cinematography (VGIK) in 2004.

 

Filmography

 

Short Films:

  • “Just has come back to memory” / 35 мм / Directed by M. Makhanko / 2001;
  • “ Pictures of the night” /  35 мм / Directed by E. Levent / 2002;
  • “ Garun ” / 35 мм / Directed by P. Fetisov / 2003;
  • “ Bastard…” / 35 мм / Directed by O. Tarabuzan / 2004;
  • “ Hello, Grisha!” / Directed by O. Tarabuzan / 2004;

Documentaries:

  • “ Let the memory say its word ” / Directed by V. Minushkin / 2007;
  • “ Liguriya ” / Directed by N. Makhanko / 2007;
  • “ Profession: Santa Claus ” Directed by N. Makhanko / 2008;
  • “ I think. I'm guided by the stars ” / Directed by V. Minushkin / 2008;

Feature Films:

  • “ Uhnya ” / based on a novel "The Midnight Stranger" / Directed by K. Vinogradsky / 2008;

Music Videos:

  • “Distance” / Band: Okean Elzy / Director / 2007;
  • “Hundreds of roads” / Band: ON! / Director / 2009;
  • “Floors” / Band: Svoi Planeti / Director / 2010;
  • “Vectors” / Poet: Dmitry Rumyantsev / Director / 2010;

Photography Exhibitions:

  • "PACKSHOT 2006,2009 - 2010" / RUSSIAN ARTWEEK / 2007-2010;
  • “Young photographers of Russia" / 2007-2009;
  • “ Women's view on daily life" / 2008;
  • “Permic biennale" / 2009;
  • “Saint Petersburg's photo-vernissage” / 2010;
  • Author of the following art projects: “Distance” and ”subjective reality”.

 

Awards:

 

"GARUN" / Best Debute Director Award at KINOTAVR. SHORT FILM AWARD / 2004;

"Bastard" / Best DoP Award at St. Anna Film Festival / 2004;

"Bastard" / Best DoP Award at Vyatka Film Festival / 2004.