Our Diverse International Team

 

 
 
ADAD JOEL WARDA (San Francisco & Prague) Writer/Director With a B.A. in Film & Spanish from San Francisco State University, Adad has over 11 years of work experience, directing videos in over 15 countries. From the San Francisco Bay Area to Prague and beyond into other galaxies, he writes & directs both commercial & creative projects worldwide. His diverse set of skills enable him to be creatively flexible for any challenge he encounters. He was the editor on a fantasy short film from 2006 entitled "EYES OF A CHILD," that was accepted into the 2006 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL. He is currently developing his original Science Fiction TV series SKY CITY HAYA.

ADAD JOEL WARDA (San Francisco & Prague)

Writer/Director

With a B.A. in Film & Spanish from San Francisco State University, Adad has over 11 years of work experience, directing videos in over 15 countries. From the San Francisco Bay Area to Prague and beyond into other galaxies, he writes & directs both commercial & creative projects worldwide. His diverse set of skills enable him to be creatively flexible for any challenge he encounters. He was the editor on a fantasy short film from 2006 entitled "EYES OF A CHILD," that was accepted into the 2006 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL. He is currently developing his original Science Fiction TV series SKY CITY HAYA.

   

JAN GREGOR (Prague) Producer/Director of Photography A native of Prague, Jan has over 11 years of on-the-job experience Directing and Editing television programs, short films and commercials in the Czech Republic as well as internationally. He has also worked as a Steadicam Operator for a variety of projects including extreme sports, music videos and Czech Independent Feature Films. Jan graduated from the Film Academy of Pisek, specializing in Editing. www.lemmur.cz

JAN GREGOR (Prague)

Producer/Director of Photography

A native of Prague, Jan has over 11 years of on-the-job experience Directing and Editing television programs, short films and commercials in the Czech Republic as well as internationally. He has also worked as a Steadicam Operator for a variety of projects including extreme sports, music videos and Czech Independent Feature Films. Jan graduated from the Film Academy of Pisek, specializing in Editing. www.lemmur.cz

THOM WINELAND (San Francisco) Producer/Creative Director Thom started his long and successful career as a Production Assistant on Coppola's acclaimed "Apocalypse Now." From there he graduated to the Video Editor & On-Staff Producer at Pacific Bell & Pacific Telesis in 1983. After 13 successful years there, he started Pixnstones Production House, a full service video production agency located in San Francisco. He currently works with Your Video Stories and serves as Producer for the in development Science Fiction TV series SKY CITY HAYA.

THOM WINELAND (San Francisco)

Producer/Creative Director

Thom started his long and successful career as a Production Assistant on Coppola's acclaimed "Apocalypse Now." From there he graduated to the Video Editor & On-Staff Producer at Pacific Bell & Pacific Telesis in 1983. After 13 successful years there, he started Pixnstones Production House, a full service video production agency located in San Francisco. He currently works with Your Video Stories and serves as Producer for the in development Science Fiction TV series SKY CITY HAYA.

PAUL DEAN (Prague) Director/DP/Gaffer In 2005, Paul wrote and directed his first short film followed by his first music video. He went on to work on over 30 music videos with Sitcomsoldiers in the UK. At the end of 2011, he came to the Czech Republic and has since worked on a number of feature films, numerous short films and music videos. He is an experienced director, DOP, camera assistant, editor, gaffer and grip. He is experienced in working with Fischer, Magnum and Panther Dolly systems, glidecam and steadicam and has worked with Arri Alexa, Red Epic, Red Dragon, Red One, Sony A7s, Canon 5d (mkII & mkIII) and many other cameras.

PAUL DEAN (Prague)

Director/DP/Gaffer

In 2005, Paul wrote and directed his first short film followed by his first music video. He went on to work on over 30 music videos with Sitcomsoldiers in the UK. At the end of 2011, he came to the Czech Republic and has since worked on a number of feature films, numerous short films and music videos. He is an experienced director, DOP, camera assistant, editor, gaffer and grip. He is experienced in working with Fischer, Magnum and Panther Dolly systems, glidecam and steadicam and has worked with Arri Alexa, Red Epic, Red Dragon, Red One, Sony A7s, Canon 5d (mkII & mkIII) and many other cameras.

KIAZAD EHYA (San Francisco) Commercial Video Director & DP  Kiazad Ehya is a San Francisco based filmmaker and video artist. He provides video support services for researchers conducting user centered research. As a commercial video producer, director, dp and camera operator, some of his work has been on broadcast television and web. His documentary work has been featured on the KQED Public Media Arts Blog, Pacifica Radio's Voices of The Middle East and North Africa Program, Ebony.com and the Oakland International Film Festival.  He was the recipient of the 2011 “College to Cannes Film Festival” where he was awarded a two-week residency at the Cannes Film Festival in France.

KIAZAD EHYA (San Francisco)

Commercial Video Director & DP 

Kiazad Ehya is a San Francisco based filmmaker and video artist. He provides video support services for researchers conducting user centered research. As a commercial video producer, director, dp and camera operator, some of his work has been on broadcast television and web. His documentary work has been featured on the KQED Public Media Arts Blog, Pacifica Radio's Voices of The Middle East and North Africa Program, Ebony.com and the Oakland International Film Festival.  He was the recipient of the 2011 “College to Cannes Film Festival” where he was awarded a two-week residency at the Cannes Film Festival in France.

MARIE VACLAVOVA (Prague) Production Assistant/Social Media/PR/Creative/human being   Born in Spain, this always-in-a-good-mood chica studied International College in Madrid, bachelor's degree in International Relations and Diplomacy then followed by master's degree in Public Relations in Prague. Marie worked for many mainly fashion/design aimed clients such as Yinachi, Czech Original Fashion, BU2R, GANT, Toni&Guy, Melissa etc. She has 6 years of experience in this "marketing world".

MARIE VACLAVOVA (Prague)

Production Assistant/Social Media/PR/Creative/human being  

Born in Spain, this always-in-a-good-mood chica studied International College in Madrid, bachelor's degree in International Relations and Diplomacy then followed by master's degree in Public Relations in Prague. Marie worked for many mainly fashion/design aimed clients such as Yinachi, Czech Original Fashion, BU2R, GANT, Toni&Guy, Melissa etc. She has 6 years of experience in this "marketing world".

ROBERT TAPALTSYAN (San Francisco)   Marketing/Social Media/Production Assistant Born in Armenia, and raised for a few years in Moscow, in 2000, Robert and his family moved to America in the middle of rural Oklahoma. His interest in film & the science fiction genre deepened when upon seeing Terminator 2: Judgment Day and the Battlestar Galactica TV series. He studied Cell and Molecular Biology at San Francisco State University. He eventually came to love the idea of being a storyteller. Thus, he changed his major to Cinema. He has since directed, shot, edited, written, and acted in various film projects. He has recently graduated with a BA in Cinema, and is currently working with fellow alumnist Adad Warda on his upcoming science fiction TV series in-development, Sky City Haya. 

ROBERT TAPALTSYAN (San Francisco)  

Marketing/Social Media/Production Assistant

Born in Armenia, and raised for a few years in Moscow, in 2000, Robert and his family moved to America in the middle of rural Oklahoma. His interest in film & the science fiction genre deepened when upon seeing Terminator 2: Judgment Day and the Battlestar Galactica TV series. He studied Cell and Molecular Biology at San Francisco State University. He eventually came to love the idea of being a storyteller. Thus, he changed his major to Cinema. He has since directed, shot, edited, written, and acted in various film projects. He has recently graduated with a BA in Cinema, and is currently working with fellow alumnist Adad Warda on his upcoming science fiction TV series in-development, Sky City Haya

MARINA KOVTUN (Prague) Makeup Artist/Stylist Born in Ukraine, Marina lives and works in Prague since 2010. Marina graduated from her first makeup course in 2007 in Ukraine. Subsequently she studied in Paris and Monaco, Austria, Moscow & Los Angeles. In 2012 graduated from the special effects makeup course in "Fx Makeup School" in Prague. She has won many makeup awards, such as 1st. place “ SFX Makeup”, World Make Up Wars 2013; 2nd. place “Czech Makeup Championship 2014"; 2nd. place “SFX Legion”, World Make Up Wars 2014. She worked as a makeup artist on feature films, such as "Lost Legion", "Naked among Wolfs" and as key makeup artists on fairytale "Řachanda". She has also worked on many short films, tv-series and commercial projects.

MARINA KOVTUN (Prague)

Makeup Artist/Stylist

Born in Ukraine, Marina lives and works in Prague since 2010. Marina graduated from her first makeup course in 2007 in Ukraine. Subsequently she studied in Paris and Monaco, Austria, Moscow & Los Angeles. In 2012 graduated from the special effects makeup course in "Fx Makeup School" in Prague. She has won many makeup awards, such as 1st. place “ SFX Makeup”, World Make Up Wars 2013; 2nd. place “Czech Makeup Championship 2014"; 2nd. place “SFX Legion”, World Make Up Wars 2014. She worked as a makeup artist on feature films, such as "Lost Legion", "Naked among Wolfs" and as key makeup artists on fairytale "Řachanda". She has also worked on many short films, tv-series and commercial projects.

ANASTAZIE DOLEZALOVA (Prague) Makeup Artist/Stylist/Photographer Born and raised in Minsk, Belarus. Since 2010, she lives and works in Prague. Anastazie began her career as a makeup artist and a photographer in 2008. In 2013 graduated from the special effects make-up course under the direction of Vlad Taupesh and Joseph Rarah. She became the champion of the makeup competition World Make-up Wars 2016. She worked as a makeup artist in the Czech fairytale film Řachanda as well as the other films and commercial projects. She is currently working in the field of advertising, cooperating with Czech theaters, realizing individual creative projects and teaching makeup. The main areas of activity: portrait and commercial photography; fantasy, beauty and video make-up; special effects make-up.  

ANASTAZIE DOLEZALOVA (Prague)

Makeup Artist/Stylist/Photographer

Born and raised in Minsk, Belarus. Since 2010, she lives and works in Prague. Anastazie began her career as a makeup artist and a photographer in 2008. In 2013 graduated from the special effects make-up course under the direction of Vlad Taupesh and Joseph Rarah. She became the champion of the makeup competition World Make-up Wars 2016. She worked as a makeup artist in the Czech fairytale film Řachanda as well as the other films and commercial projects. She is currently working in the field of advertising, cooperating with Czech theaters, realizing individual creative projects and teaching makeup. The main areas of activity: portrait and commercial photography; fantasy, beauty and video make-up; special effects make-up.

 

CALIN MIHALCEANU (Bucharest)  3D Modeler Artist A 3D modeler from Romania with 8 years of experience, Calin has a natural affinity towards the mechanical and the futuristic. He specializes in vehicles, structures and general object design, with skills in illustration, 3d animation, character design, environment design, digital sculpting, texturing and lighting. In 2010 he received the semifinalist title in the international "EVE Online : Create a Starship Contest" hosted by CCP Games. In 2015 he and his team participated in the international IntelRealsense App Challenge and received 2nd place for the "MoodFlux" app. Over the years he has worked on many different projects that continue to expand his toolset.  

CALIN MIHALCEANU (Bucharest) 

3D Modeler Artist

A 3D modeler from Romania with 8 years of experience, Calin has a natural affinity towards the mechanical and the futuristic. He specializes in vehicles, structures and general object design, with skills in illustration, 3d animation, character design, environment design, digital sculpting, texturing and lighting. In 2010 he received the semifinalist title in the international "EVE Online : Create a Starship Contest" hosted by CCP Games. In 2015 he and his team participated in the international IntelRealsense App Challenge and received 2nd place for the "MoodFlux" app. Over the years he has worked on many different projects that continue to expand his toolset.