Brian Cox, CBE, is a Scottish actor best known for appearing in The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, Braveheart, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Troy, Doctor Who. He is an accomplished Shakespearean actor, spending seasons with the RSC and the National Theatre; taught Shakespeare in Russia for the Moscow Art Theatre actors. Nominated for Scottish BAFTA 2016 for Best Actor and for Golden Globe for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film; winner of Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor – Miniseries or a Movie.
Ralph Fiennes is an English actor, producer (co-produced Onegin) and film director (Coriolanus). A noted Shakespeare interpreter, he first achieved success at the Royal National Theatre. Made his film debut in 1992 as Heathcliff in Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights. Nominated for the Academy and Golden Globe Awards for Schindler’s List and for The English Patient. Known for his roles in major film franchises such as the Harry Potter and James Bond. Studied Russian to perform in the Russian-British-French co-production Two Women. He is a UNICEF UK ambassador.
Elliot Grove is a Canadian-born film producer who founded both the Raindance Film Festival in 1993 and the British Independent Film Awards in 1998. Elliot has produced over 150 short films and 5 feature films. He has written eight scripts. In 2006 he produced the multiple-award winning The Living and the Dead. He teaches writers and producers in the UK, Europe, Japan and America.
Cultural historian and BBC broadcaster Alexander Kan has worked as a journalist and music critic in London since 1996. He has been involved with Russian underground music since the 1970’s, in particular the jazz and avant-garde scenes.
Award winning Russian film director, producer and screenwriter. He is the founder of film studio “Rock”. Winner of Nika, Russian Film Academy Award for best feature film in 2000.
Film Director, screenwriter, Made his name with ‘Country of the Deaf’, 'Hipsters' and the gangster TV series ’Brigada’ which achieved cult status. Nominated for and received awards at a number of prestigious film festivals, such as Cannes, Geneva, Chicago. Winner of Russian awards: Kinotavr, TEFI, Golden Eagle, Nika.
Ilya is the founder and lead singer of MTV Award-winning band Mumiy Troll and film actor and producer. He has written music for more than 15 films and starred in 6 feature films.
General Director of Lenfilm Studios. Board member of the Union of Cinematographers in Russia; President of "Kinoalliance", the National Association of the Cinema Professional Organizations. Engaged in promoting movie presentations and building cinema theaters since 1999.
Executive Director of Synergy University
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