Writer & Director
Actor, teacher, director, screenwriter and TV presenter
Born in 1970. He is a graduate of the School-Studio of V.I. Nemirovich-Danchenko (Moscow Art Theater) of the Academic Theater. A.P. Chekhov in Moscow, "Actor of Theatre and Film" faculty, also he took courses in editing and internship in musical theater directing in New York.
He is currently an actor and director at the Mihai Eminescu National Theater, professor and artistic coordinator at the Academy of Music, Theater and Fine Arts in Chisinau and presenter, together with Constantin Cheianu, of the political satire show "Ora de ras" on Jurnal TV.
Anatol is multi-awarded in several artistic fields and in 2021 he received the honorary title "People's Artist".
For 30 years he has been active as a TV and film actor, both in national and international projects, such as: "Playing the Moldovans at tennis", directed by Tony Hawks and Mikolaj Jaroszewicz, Great Britain (2010); "Innocent Murder", directed by Adrian Popovici, Romania (2014), "The Woman with the Black Tie", directed by Adrian Popovici, Romania (2015), "Resentment", directed by Natalia Shaufert, Republic of Moldova (2017), "At the pub down the road" ("La cârciuma de la drum"), where he was an actor, screenwriter and artistic director, Jurnal TV, Chisinau (2020, 2021) and many other projects.
In 2014 he appeared in the Moldovan film industry as a director with the full-length film “What a Wonderful World” (“Ce Lume Minunată”) for which he received the FIPRESCI Award for debut and directing of the film, Warsaw Film Festival, Poland; Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Foreign Film Award at the Massachusetts Independent Film Festival, Boston, USA; Best Screenplay at the Festival des Cinemas du Sud-Est Europeen in Paris, France; Audience Award, Best Fiction Film at Crossing Europe Film Festival Austria; Best Film - SOE in Berlin, Germany.
Varvara is the second full-length film project where he is both director and screenwriter.
Director of Photography.
Ivan Grincenco was born in 1976 and spent his childhood in the village of Jura (Ribnita) on the bend of the river Dniester. As a child he attended an amateur photography club. In 2004, after graduating from school +++, he applied for higher education in the specialty of Film and Television Cameraman (AMTAP), in the class of the legendary Vlad Ciurea. Combines studies with parallel activity on various television morning shows, concert performances, etc.
He makes his debut as the cinematographer in the short film "On the Fishing" ("La pescuit") by Olga Pascaru, the director with whom he also collaborated for his graduation film "Border Guards" ("Grănicerii"), and then "Queen Maria" ("Regina Maria") (Audience Award IFD Cronograf) and "Japca, my home" ("Japca, casa mea").
In 2007 he worked for the first time in the feature film "Wolves and Gods" ("Lupii și Zeii") directed by Alexandru Vasilache as the first assistant cameraman. After that he was involved in numerous national and international projects (Canada, Azerbaijan, Romania, UAE, Russia, Belarus).
In 2014 he signed his first project as a cinematographer for the feature film "What a Wonderful World" ("Ce lume minunată") directed by Anatolie Durbala, for which he received critical acclaim in the UK and Slovenia. For a vivid and conceptual image, he received the Best Film Award in Munich for the short film "Billion" ("Miliard") directed by Evgheni Dudceac which received more than 20 awards and public recognition in festival selections around the world.
In 2021, together with Silviu Stavila and Sergiu Babara, he was invited to Bucharest to be the ideological and artistic director of the film of the projects "MMXX" and "2020", directed by the giant of the new Romanian cinema wave: Cristi Puiu.
After more than 4 years of development of the film project with the preliminary name "Santa Barbara", Ivan Grinchenko, together with the director and screenwriter Anatoly Durbala, signs the visual solution for the film Varvara, for which he invites an international team.
As Director of Photography at Moldova-Film SA, he heads the cinematography department and coordinates the project to digitize the Moldova film archive as part of the national heritage.
Since 2014 he has been one of the patrons of the Museum of Culture and Education "Grev Kafi" - the first public art museum in Moldova, founded by Grigory Kabachny and Evdokia Fidelskaya, who have been working together for 57 years - a creative duo in which the artists have created hundreds of paintings in which they have embedded their souls and managed to convey in their paintings the beauty, love, majesty of the universe and their own lives!
Gabriela Răbuș, born in 1995, in Edinet, is a graduate of the Faculty of Scenography at the National University of Art in Bucharest.
Prior to the project directed by Anatol Durbală, she worked on several short films with UNATC Bucharest and Babeș-Bolyai University Cluj. It is relevant to mention the scenography assistance in the TVR feature film production "Dictator Jr." (working title), as well as other creative collaborations.
The production Varvara marked a debut, as it is the first feature film where Gabriela is a Production Designer.
The Creative Producer is the person responsible for generating or identifying ideas, realizing and launching them. Secure funding, engage co-authors and key members of creative teams; develops the project internationally, supervises and organizes the processes starting from pre-production, production and post-production stage, until the world/national release. The practice of our country shows that the burden of distribution falls equally on the shoulders of the producer, as well as many other responsibilities. In other words, a Creative Producer is the person who not only lead the ship, but is usually the person who gets everyone on board to achieve the vision together. Beyond creative pursuits (with co-authors) and strategic choices, the Creative Producer is an individual who takes risks for the decisions made throughout this journey called FILM.
Sergiu Cumatrenco Jr. is one of the active promoters of domestic cinema at the international level. He is co-founder of the YOUBESC company with offices in Chisinau and Bucharest. Since 2011, together with Alla Donțu and Roman Bordei, the YOUBESC team has launched numerous cultural events, including musical projects, theater performances, concerts, galas and festivals. In addition to musical pieces, dozens of videos, video spots, thousands of audio commercials and tens of thousands of minutes of dubbed content in Romanian, the YOUBESC team has in its portfolio over 33 films (co)produced and distributed - projects appreciated by international festivals and the large public.
Among the most recent films created in co-production with partners from Moldova, Romania, Spain, the USA, Germany and France, the following stand out: BILLION with Mihai Curagău (dir. Evgheni Dudceac), CARBON with Dumitru Roman (dir. Ion Borș), ANOTHER LOTTERY TICKET with Dorian Boguță (dir. Paul Negoescu), MMXX with Dragoș Bucur (dir. Cristi Puiu), THUNDERS with Anatol Mîrzenco (dir. Ioane Bobeică) and the list goes on.
Since 2018, together with Anatol Durbală, Ivan Grincenco and Roman Bordei (co-authors of CE LUME MUNATĂ), Sergiu Cumatrenco Jr. has taken on the development of the project with the working name "Santa Barbara" - today the international title VARVARA.
Sergiu Cumatrenco Jr. dedicates this film to all the people who, despite the risk of being marginalized, decide to remain true to themselves, especially to his mother - Vera, christened VARVARA.
Perhaps one of the most prominent music producers in media industry in the Republic of Moldova with thousands of projects for national and international brands, hundreds and dozens of music tracks, shows, live performances, TV shows. series and obviously moves. Burn in Chisinau in 1985, While attending music school in Chisinau in 1985, Roman Bordei was actively involved in the concert tours of the band "Zbints". In 2009, he made his film debut with the documentary "Sufletului Statului," directed by Victor Ciobanu, followed by two student projects with Mircea Bobina.
Over the years, as a specialist with both a technical and creative approach, he has been invited as a supervisor for various programmes at Jurnal TV, TV8, Prime, Radio Aquarelle, and Radio Plai.
He composes and mixes songs in collaboration with a variety of artists, including Cindy Wanda, Dara, Carla's Dreams, Mani, 18PLS (Ukraine), Ainex, Alex Man, Ola Tabu, Natalia Barbu, Olia Tira, and others.
He made his feather debut with "What a Wonderful World" ("Ce lume minunată") directed by Anatol Durbala, and after coordinating the arrangement of the first Surround Mix studio in Chisinau (YOUBESC studio), Roman Bordei creates the first 5.1 soundtrack made in Moldova for the short film "Billion" by Evgheni Dudceac, following the film projects "One More One Less" ("Plus Minus One") by Ion Borș and "Beautiful Corruption” by Eugen Damaschin.
As the technical director of the RAVAC International Film Festival, Roman Bordei took care of the 2 workshops in Sound Engineering with colleagues from Ukraine and Romania (Max Ponomarchuk, Valeriy Khilobok, Dumitru Alexandru).
He successfully coordinates the dubbing process from English into Romanian of over 10,000 minutes of content provided by NBC Universal, FCCE and Salaud Moriset, including "Skin" directed by Guy Nattiv, that won the Academy Award.
From May 2022, he obtained the Avid Pro Tools Dolby Atmos Production certification and he is designing now at Mediacor the first Dolby Atmos mixing studio in Moldova (YOUBESC), where he makes the upmix for the resonant film projects "Thunders" ("Tunete") directed by Ioane Bobeica (with Anatol Mîrzenco), ”Carbon” directed by Ion Bors (with Dumitru Roman) and Varvara directed by Anatol Durbala (with Tudor Turcan).
Regizor, Regizor de Montaj
During the years of searching for himself, Pavel tried himself in all the musical roles possible in Moldova. From singing in a cover band at weddings and events to playing bass in a punk band. From singing songs on the guitar in local cafes to performing at international festivals. But with the onset of the pandemic, Pavel decided to delve into the topic of producing music on a computer. Sitting in his children's room in his parent's apartment, he spent days on his own studying all the nuances of creating music and trying to make the first tracks on his old 10-year-old laptop. After a while, artists contacted him and Pavel began to engage in sound production, recording and mixing songs, equipped his own studio, and began to teach. Among the artists, Pavel worked with: Ivan Lyulenov, Sunstroke Project, Delta pe obraz, Crista, The Glimpse and many others.
In addition to working with other artists, Pavel has a solo musical project - paul small. In which he combines alternative and pop sounds mixing sincere emotions with catchy melodies. He also actively leads social networks and exposes content on musical and near-musical topics. His tiktoks collect hundreds of thousands of views and videos about life in Moldova gave him 18,000 subscribers on this social network.
Pavel never considered himself a film composer, but when his friends turned to him for help, he could not refuse. After trying his hand at writing in several small student films,Pavel had the opportunity to try himself as a composer in a feature film. Thanks to this project, Pavel was able to declare himself in the local creative industry as a real film composer, able to hear the director's task and convey any palette of even the most subtle emotions.
Pavel was one of the last to join the work on the film "VARVARA". At that time, the final editing was almost ready and the team understood that the film lacked something that would help tie it together and turned to the composer for help. Being delighted with the previous work of the filmmakers - "CARBON", Pavel could not refuse and immediately set to work.
The music written for "VARVARA" most accurately conveys the whirlwind of complex emotions raging under the skin of the protagonist. The main theme is based on just two chords and thus reflects even better how in a simple guy, such as we see every day in our lives, a huge depth of the most challenging experiences can fit. The clash of man and faith is also reflected in the contrasting selection of musical themes. The mundane and familiar sounds of acoustic instruments such as piano, mandolin, and acoustic guitar reflect the same earthly and everyday experiences of the hero. But the more something unearthly and divine appears in Sasha's life, the more the music becomes something intangible and sublime, an interweaving of vibrations and vibrations in which one can somehow distinguish sounds familiar to a person.
Film Director, Casting Director.
Miron Daniela studied at the school with a francophone profile. As a young girl, she participated in international theatre festivals in Italy, France, and Romania, performing in plays like "The Three Musketeers" by Alexandre Dumas and "The Marriage of Figaro" by Pierre Beaumarchais.
In addition to her basic education, she studied violin, ballet and acting. The family supported her in all her endeavours and in the development of her personality, with the exception of one contract, which she decided to sign at the age of 15 with a modelling agency in Paris to work as a model. Her parents, on the other hand, wished for her to become an ombudsman.
With youthful maximalism, at the age of 18, she went to the University to study jurisprudence, attending civil and criminal trials in courts, being among the accused and criminals, all with her pointe shoes and violin behind her back, because in the evenings she went to rehearse for ballet performances and attend directing courses at the Academy of Music, Theater, and Fine Arts in Chisinau. And as the real filmmaking school takes place on the set which unites people into one well-coordinated team, she accepts all the proposals of her colleagues to work as Casting Director, First Assistant, Actress, or even Catering Manager.
In 2022 she received a master's degree in Documentary Directing from the Academy of Music, Theater and Fine Arts. The graduation film "Vive la femme ... as it should be! " ("Vive la femme ... în rând cu lumea!") talks about the emancipation of women in the USSR.
Inspired by her ballet schoolteacher and based on her memories of her bloody wounds hidden under pink satin ribbon pointe shoes, Daniela made her debut in 2021 as a director with the documentary "Shards Behind the Scenes" ("Cioburi din Culise"), which reveals the history of ballet in the Republic of Moldova as seen through the eyes of the last surviving ballerina from the many who helped to establish ballet in our country. She is currently working on a documentary about women in prisons. She was a Casting Director in the films: "Export / Import" directed by Vladlena Zhekiu, "Mother Nature" ("Mama Natură") directed by Natalia Schaufert, Assistant Casting Director in the film "Carbon" directed by Ion Borsh.
She enjoys cinema because it combines many different types of art and is an excellent medium for telling life stories.
Makeup & Hair Artist
Artist Makeup & Hair
Tatiana Oniscenco was born in Odessa in a family of musicians. She spent her childhood with her parents on tour and in the theatre. Her destiny was determined by her interactions with actors and the theatrical environment. Tatiana studied make-up and pastigerry at the Odessa Theatre and Art School.
She worked both in theater and cinema with such famous actors as Igor Kostolevsky, Sergei Bekhterev, Boris Plotnikov, Alla Budnitskaya, Georgy Teikh, Vladimir Tatosov. Evgeny Dvorzhetsky, Klara Luchko.
"I adore my job. And the end result is more than seventy films on the big screen!". Among these are: "Gobseck" directed by Alexandre Orlov (1987), "Miorița" directed by Victor Buketaru (1987), „The Heavenly Guest” ("Oaspetele ceresc") directed by Tudor Tataru (1989), "Return of the Titanic" („Reîntoarcerea „Titanicului”), directed by Igor Talpa (1999), "Twelfth Autumn" ("Cea de-a 12-ea toamnă") directed by Igor Talpa (2001), "Hussars" directed by Igor Circov ( 2007), "All Children of God" ("Toţi copiii Domnului") directed by Adrian Popovici (2012), "Wedding in Bessarabia" ("Nuntă în Basarabia") directed by Nap Toader (2009), "Woman in a Black Tie" ("Femeia cu Cravata Neagră") directed by Adrian Popovici (2016), "Sprinter" directed by Ivan Naniev (2021) and many others.
Fashion Designer, Creative Director “EHO by Evgheni Hudorojcov"
Born on December 5, 1989 in Chisinau, the Republic of Moldova. He graduated from the Faculty of Interior Design at ULIM - Free International University of Moldova, already working in the field of Fashion since 2009, he attended advanced courses in Polimoda Firenze, IED Milano.
After the first presentation of his collection in the ARTPodium 2009 contest he became the visionary of his own philosophy, followed by dozens of collections and fashion shows in France, the USA, Spain, China, Romania and Moldova.
Hundreds of dresses are being promoted around the world by women who wear them. In addition, Evgheni created costumes for 4 performances at the Geneza-Art theater in Chisinau. Together with Alla Dontu he created a unique World-wide Fashion Performance “CONFESSION” in 2019.
Evgheni has been named Ambassador of Beauty and Style on the "A Woman" ("O Femeie") platform. He created the "Antimuse" course.
The basic motto - "Color the gray and black into shiny shades of love, be yourself be different".
Romanian Scenographer and Visual Artist
Architecture and design are two of her passions. Born in 1997. She graduated from UNARTE's Scenography for Film course (National University of Arts in Bucharest).
Denisa is a young Romanian set designer who began her first year of study already working on personal projects in collaboration with UNATC (National University of Theater and Cinematography) as well as independent projects in film, interior design, props, and decoration constructions. She worked as an assistant on both domestic and international productions.
A short film was awarded in Sarajevo and was chosen for European and international film festivals.
Varvara is her third feature film appearance and her first assignment as a Set Decorator.
Theater and Film Actor
Tudor was born in Izbiste, a village in Criuleni District in 1992 where he spent "a fantastic free and foolery childhood". Nature, heart-to-heart conversations with the older generation, a large household where he played and a great success at school defined the essence of his personality. In 2016 he graduated from the Academy of Music, Theater and Fine Arts, the Faculty of Theater and Film. Within the faculty, he had an extensive and eventful program that distinguished him as a future professional. He played different roles for the emotional load, to have professional resonance, and of course for learning the material. The most prominent roles were: Tartuffe from the play of the same name written by J.B.P. De Moliere, Iurii Petrovschi - the central character in the play "History of Communism Told for the Mentally Ill" written by Matei Visniec, the character The Old Man and Hans in the play "Horses at the Window" written by Matei Visniec, show in which he was an assistant director too.
He also appeared in the same faculty as a film actor, starring in several student productions with local resonance. Among the most notable are the roles of the Boy in the short film "Paparuda", and the role of Păvălache Călin Laur's adaptation of "Casa Mare".
In 2016, he was invited as an actor to The Eugene Ionesco Theater in Chisinau, where he was the leader of the troupe and also played a number of important roles, including Woycek drama of G. Buechner, Puppy from Maria Lado's "A Very Simple Story", the character of Kochkarev from N. V. Gogol's "Marriage", The Drunkard from W. Shakespeare's "Falstaff" and others.
This period was also prolific in cinema. He played the role of Ciulin, a central character in the feature film "Les Oublies" directed by Mihai Tarna. This was followed by a series of pilot projects, short films and independent projects where he also participated as a screenwriter. For example, at the "48 hours challenge" competition in Chisinau, he won the Grand Prize for Screenwriting and the Best Short Film done in forty-eight hours, as well as the Audience Sympathy Award.
In 2021, he played the role of Sasha, the central character in the feature film Varvara, directed by Anatol Durbala.
Theater and Film Actress
Olga was born on May 7, 1992, in Chisinau. She was drawn to acting from her childhood and graduated from the Academy of Music, Theater, and Fine Arts in 2015 in the class of such teachers as Vlad Ciobanu and Silvia Berov.
In her second year of studies she began filming and made her debut with such famous actors as Anatol Durbală, Mihaela Strâmbeanu, and Ovidiu Niculescu in the films "Innocent Crime" and "The Woman with the Black Tie". She appeared in 2016 in the short film "Practice" directed by Igor Cobileanski alongside the actor Igor Caras-Romanov.
She has been performing on the Satiricus I.L Caragiale Theater stage in Chisinau since 2015. Among other plays Ophelia from "Hamlet "(William Shakespeare) and Oksana from "I Want Your Husband" (Mikhail Zadornov) are two of the most important roles on the stage. At the UNITEM Awards Gala in 2019, she receives the UNITEM President's Award for acting.
Also in 2019 at the International Film Festival RAVAC she is awarded for best female performance for the role of Marta in the film "Practice" directed by Igor Cobileanski.
She received the Best Female Role award for the film "Practice" at the first edition Filmmakers' Gala in 2020.
In 2021-2022, she plays Caroline, one of the main characters, in the film Varvara, directed by Anatol Durbala.
Theater and Film Actor and Director
Alexandru graduated from the Academy of Music, Theater, and Fine Arts in 2008. During his four years of studying he had extraordinary experiences with his teachers in the Art of Acting. "During that time I was playing very important roles for me. Experiences that help me understand my job even better" including William Shakespeare's Hamlet and Macbeth, Nicolae Gogol's Hlestakov, the role of Rogojin by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Victor Franz from Arthur Miller's play "The Price" (graduate show), "Jack" from Edward Albee's "Everything in the Garden" (graduate show), and others.
He began working at the Eugene Ionesco Theater in Chisinau shortly after graduation. He worked there for a year before deciding to try his luck in other fields, such as Radio and TV. In 2011, "after I realised that it is very difficult for me without the stage", he put faith in the Performance Art Theatre Ginta Latina, currently called "Theater Without a Name", with which he collaborates so far. Here he plays the character Brad Winner in the show "My Darling Missis Kronky".
In May 2022, he organised a workshop for actors based on Eugene Ionesco's plays at TFN with Mariana Camarasan (Romanian director). The goal of the workshop was to find a play by this author that would work well with the theater's cast and could eventually be directed here.
He decided to try his hand at theatre directing in 2015. He moved to Bucharest and began directing (generation 2015-2018).
He graduated from college with Harold Pinter's "The Caretaker" which he performed in several independent theatres and festivals in Romania for another year.
He is currently pursuing a master's degree in Directing and Screenwriting at Hyperion University.
1st Assistant Director
Born in Chişinău, the Republic of Moldova. He holds an undergraduate degree in human rights that he obtained in Chisinau. During his student years he was actively involved in a number of documentary film projects. Since 2014, he has been studying film directing at the I.L. Caragiale National University of Theatre and Film (UNATC). He worked on projects like "Animinimal", "Relative Meetings" and "A Failed Life".
Varvara is his first experience as the First Assistant Director in the Republic of Moldova.
2nd Assistant Director
Theatre Director, Dramaturg and Stage Designer
She was born in the Far East in 1982, and after spending the first ten years of her life in the cities of Siberia and the Urals, she moved with her family to Moldova, her mother's homeland (1991). She attended the I. Hasdeu Musical Lyceum and sang in the famous choir "Trison," but she graduated from the Chisinau City Theatre Lyceum. It was a pivotal period as acting experience as well as the experience as a presenter at the annual "Rampa" festival (1997-2000).
After finishing the Lyceum she decided to enter the big world of international relations by graduating from the Faculty of Philology and Translation at IRIM - Institute of International Relations of Moldova, Chisinau (2004). In 2003 she presented her first performance at the Luciafarul Theatre with university students.
In 2004 she moved to Italy, which increased her interest in art and theatre. She graduated from the strongest theatre school in Italy Civic School of Theatre Paolo Grassi, in Milan, Italy. The diploma play "Betrayed" ("Traditi") by Paola Ponti, was organised by ON.TEATR in collaboration with the Lensoveta Theatre in St. Petersburg and the Franco Parenti Theatre, in Milan.
For many years she has been working in international productions with theatre performances with English, French, Russian, Spanish, Italian actors and directors in the biggest theatres in Italy. Irina has a great experience not only as a theatre director but also as a dramaturg, set designer, casting director, sound director, coordinator of theatre, musical and opera productions. Since 2012 she has been collaborating with PALKETTOSTAGE international productions in Italy and together they have made more than 30 theatre performances and the original world musicals.
The Varvara project is excellent proof that "art is my home, wherever I may be".
Sergiu Pascaru - film and TV producer, TV director
He was born and raised in Chisinau. From an early age he was passionate about everything that means filming equipment. He first graduated from the Polyvalent Vocational School no. 1 in the specialty of Informatics and later he graduated from the Technical University.
In parallel with his studies, he started working in the field of filming. He has 18 years of work experience and has traveled from filming to the Department of Culture to filmmaking. He has worked for 5 television channels - as an image editor, cameraman, live show director, chief director and technical director.
In order to grow in his career and develop further professionally, he decided in 2015 to open his own business in the field. Its main branches of activity are: rental of professional filming equipment and production of film and TV shows.
Today, the production house Pascaru Production - run by Sergiu is one of the most equipped with state-of-the-art filming equipment, and in its portfolio Sergiu has 16 co-productions, 10 short and feature film productions and several TV shows.
Sergiu Pascaru is also the founder of MILAP (Make it like a pro) film courses.
After launching on YouTube a short directed video that exceeds 4 million views in a few days, Marin Cumatrenco is studying film directing in Romania, at the National University of Theater and Cinematography “I.L. Caragiale ", Napoleon Helmis' class.
He debuted in directing and production with "My Friend" awarded at the "Cinemaiubit" International Student Film Festival. Next is an exercise on 35mm black and white film "November, 14th" with Ștefan Iancu and Emilian Oprea. He graduated with the bachelor film "Memories from the transition" with Cristi Iacob and Constantin Tache Florescu, hybrid filming: traditionally and in version 360 awaits its world premiere in the VR and experimental sections.
Since February 2020, he has founded his own company in Chisinau "BADEAMIC", the first sales and distributor in Moldova, purchasing and trading with various content such as Oscar-wining short films and award-winning European Film Academy Awards, feature films, series, animation and TV programs.
In the summer of 2021, Marin Cumatrenco makes his debut as second director in the team of the famous Cristi Puiu, for the projects “MMXX” and “2020”, in a Romanian-Moldovan co-production.
As a producer of fiction feature films, Marin Cumatrenco was involved in “Thunders” by Ioane Bobeică, “Carbon” by Ion Borș and Varvara by Anatol Durbală.
Marin Cumatrenco is currently developing the feature film “Maluri” and manages in Bucharest the activities of 2DB studio / Platourile Giulești, founded by Dragoș Bucur and Dorian Boguță.
Sound Producer, Sound Engineer, Graphic Designer and Production Manager, student at the "Production Film&TV" faculty
Born in 2001, he has always had a passion for art and started working in the audiovisual field in 2015, working as a content manager, graphic designer and video editor. In 2017, he completed the course "Fundamentals of Sketching" at Sketch-Park School (St. Petersburg). In 2018, he began studying audio engineering and music production, thereby working in the studio for sound recording. He has produced audiovisual content and soundtracks for several international projects.
Since 2020 he is a student of the faculty "Film& TV production" at Chisinau Academy of Arts (AMTAP) participating in student film projects, both as a producer and actor.
Varvara is the first feature film project in which he was involved in the production team.
She had her first contact with the world of cinema and audiovisual production in 2020, when she became a student at the Academy of Music, Theater and Fine Arts in Chisinau, the faculty of "Film & TV Producer". From her first year of study she found herself in this field and started to be involved in student projects as well as in projects outside the Academy. At the moment, her portfolio includes 7 student projects and 1 television project.
Varvara is to be the first feature-length film, in which she was involved as part of the production team. "My strength has always been dealing with people, but this time I accepted the challenge and committed myself to combine business and pleasure" by becoming a production manager and being responsible for reports and other smart papers.
Bas Pavel collects wine, books and rubber ducks. He has been hitchhiking since he was a teenager, with only a few countries left to visit in Europe. After graduating from the gymnasium, he came to Chisinau, where he graduated from the Pedagogical College Alexei Mateevich. In the four years he tramples the threshold of the college, he organized benefit concerts with an alternative rock band for which he was the manager.
He participated in all the competitions he found and sent all the prizes to the oncological hospital. For several years he worked as a volunteer at Clipa Siderală, where he became a project coordinator. He traveled to Germany several times thanks to Erasmus+. Filmed commercials, worked for 3 years as a counselor at a summer camp in Bulgaria, where he took hundreds of children to the mountains. He tried dozens of works until he realized that he wanted to connect his life with the world of cinema. He applied to the Academy of Music, Theater and Fine Arts in Chisinau, the faculty of "Film and Television Production", he believes that a good producer sees and learns all aspects and nuances of the film industry. During the pandemic, he began scriptwriting.
The first big film he participated in was directed by Anatol Durbala (Varvara). “It was my first experience where I met many talented people with whom I hope to work for many years to come. I also had the opportunity to try my hand at acting. I am very glad that I was a member of the team of the leading producer Sergiu Cumatrenco, and I hope that I justified the trust placed in me.” Pavel is 21 years old, he believes that we are alive as long as we learn and try something new.
1st Assistant Camera
1st Assistant Camera
Light engineer, Operator
Born on August 8, 1971 in Chisinau. Veaceslav graduated from High School, then Technical Vocational School, two years of military service in Germany. Until 2013 he worked in various domains. In 2014 he was employed at CTC MEDIA, later, in 2016, at GENERAL MEDIA GRUP where he contiues to work (Production department). His interest, which persists to this day, has made him what he is now. "I am proud what I have achieved. I want to know more, because I love my job very much. I thank my friends and colleagues who invite me to various projects to enrich the knowledge I have."
Film and Television Director of Photography
Graduated from the Academy of Music, Theater and Fine Arts and is currently completing a master's degree in documentary film directing. On the basis of studies, the last practice and the next 3 years, Eugeniu worked as a Cinematographer in the IPNA "Teleradio-Moldova" Company, "TV production" department. Eugeniu took part in various cultural projects, commercial advertisements and artistic events, such as: "Soundcheck" produced by Evgenii Popovici for TV Moldova 1, "Treasure" produced by Irina Ropot for TV Moldova 1, National Folklore Competition "La Nistru La margioara", The festival "Regina Sânzâienelor", the program "Moldova Live", the director of the film "Alive in Moscow" Grigore Bechet, the remake of the short film "Smile Man" directed by Arcadie Bucarciuc, "Carbon" director Ion Bors and many other projects.
He lives in Cricova (Moldova) that he adors. He attended 9 years of Music School, the basic instrument - accordion, but he plays a key and beats a drum if necessary. He graduated from the Academy of Theater, Music and Fiine Arts, 4 years, at the Faculty of Editing Director, master Mircea Chistruga. He has been active in the field of cinema since 2014, primarily as a video editor and focus-puller. He has had collaborations with artists from Moldova and Romania. Music and film are the areas in which he continue to develop and want to reach the highest levels.
Film Director, Casting Director, Script Supervisor
Ioana graduated in Film Directing at the Academy of Music, Theater and Fine Arts in 2013. Her earliest work experience was as the first assistant director in the feature film "Playing the Moldovans at Tennis", directed by Tony Hawks and Mikolaj Jaroszewicz (2010). 5 years Ioana was a casting director at Sergiu Prodan Atelier. She has been casting director and second assistant camera at “Colors”, directed by Viorica Mesina (2013); casting director at “My Name is Intiqam” -2, directed by Ilham Yasharoglu (2015); second assistant camera at "2438 km, or all roads lead to Rome” directed by Sergiu Prodan (2016). Since 2018 she has been a script supervisor (continuity) for such films as: “Verner Gruber”, directed by Igor Sadovski, “Charlotte”, directed by Igor Sadovski, “Carbon”, directed by Ion Bors, “Daria”, directed by Ian Onica and Varvara film.
Production Design Assistant
"Painting is easy when you don't know how, but difficult when you do" - Edgar Degas.
Alexandrin is a visual artist. He graduated in Interior Design at the Alexandru Plamadeala College of Fine Arts (2016) and attended the Faculty of Architecture at TUM - Technical University of Moldova (2020). He has worked in artistic fields as a photographer, videographer, tattoo master, sculptor, teacher of photography and clay modeling instructor for children.
Varvara - "A good time spent with beautiful people ...A feature film told through emotions, knowledge, and experience, emphasising feelings and experiences that we have refused to value or comprehend... ".
Production Design Assistant
Street artist, Designer Assistant
Petru was born in Chisinau and represents the Ciocana sector. He draws, dances, sings ... well, when no one is listening. He studied at Petru Zadnipru High School and Ion Creanga Pedagogical College at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Design. His main occupation is drawing. This is the best way for him to express his feelings and emotions every day.
From his childhood he was passionate about drawing: "I remember drawing a wall in the hallway". He became aware of this very late. At first, he participated in various creative activities. He attended creative centers where he painted, modeled and played instruments such as wooden flute and harpsichord. He also sang in the folklore ensemble "Iedera" for about 5 years under the direction of the Osoianu sisters. This was a very good experience because now "I feel different sounds around me and I have developed the ability to perceive music on a different level".
For a while, he liked to dance in the style of hip-hop. And because he could not afford to go to dancing school, he watched YouTube and studied what he could see ... He returned to drawing at about 16 when he discovered graffiti. In the area where he lived as a child, he saw drawings on the walls that he liked, but he did not know they were graffiti. Then he started asking and learning more. A friend told him that every artist who paints on the street has a pseudonym.
When he started doing graffiti, he signed as LEFT, because he is left-handed, but after a while he chose the name SMACK. Why SMACK? "I don't really know. But there were a lot of childhood memories associated with it ... Finally, some time ago, SMACK became QUICKSMACK ... For me, art is a way to express emotions and feelings that I experience every day... I have a pretty rich imagination, and I wanted to try something new to expand my horizons".
He decided to join the Varvara project to acquire new creative skills. So he became part of the film's creative team as the Production Design Assistant. This experience helped him understand what happens on set and how to organize a team to create something great. "To be honest, working in film production is anything but easy. But what is easy in this life?".
Production Design Assistant
Nice and friendly colleague
Catering Manager, Driver
Elena was born in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, in 1983. She spent the first 17 years of her life in Siberia, where she graduated from high school in Surgut. She returned to Moldova to study at the Faculty of Journalism and Communication Sciences from 2001 to 2004. After working in the fields of journalism and the beauty industry she began her career as a driver in TAXI service. "I've been a driver for about 20 years. I enjoy driving cars, and this hobby has helped me become the face of Vip Taxi Confort. It has also provided me with the unique opportunity to meet and speak with famous people while driving".
In 2022 she also started working as a Catering Manager for the film Varvara. "This experience presented me with a new challenge. I realised how much I am inspired by conversations with talented artists. Every day was a little life shared!"
Costume Design Assistant
Born in the Republic of Moldova. Currently a student at the Technical University, specializing in Industrial Clothing Design. Passionate about the history of fashion, arts, architecture and poetry. Participant in two editions of Fashion Hackaton, organized by the Ziphouse fashion hub, but also Fashion Conference for 3 consecutive years. She is active within APIUS (The Light Industry Employers Association) the project EDGE. Volunteer at charity events and events, formerly a member of the Municipal Youth Council.
Costume Design Assistant
Theatre and Film Costume Designer
She was born on September 18, 1990 in Chisinau. Graduated from the Academy of Music, Theater and Fine Arts, Faculty of Theater and Cinema.
Since 2015, she has been working at the National Theater of Satyricus Ion Luca Caragiale as a costume designer in such plays as: "Money, Money or Borsetka" by Ray Cooney, "The Government Inspector" by Gogol, "Student, or I'm Not a Toy" by Andrey Ivanov, "Woman's Doctor" Georges Feydo, "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare. She also created the set design for the play "Happy End" by Jeroen van Den Berg.
Since 2018, she is the costume designer in the historical documentary film “Stephen the Great. History of Moldova” ep.II.
In 2019, she won the Best Theatrical Costume Award at the UNITEM Awards Gala ("Hamlet" by William Shakespeare).
DIT and MO
He graduated from the Faculty of Audiovisual Arts in 2003, specializing in Film and Television Cameraman, and began working as an operator in the production studio BasaTV-Studio in 2000. Since 2005, he has worked as an operator in the TV production department of the State Information Agency Moldpres. During this time, he was involved in a number of projects (entertainment shows, music and advertising videos, documentaries and fiction).
From 2010 to the present, he has been working as a freelancer. Among many projects are the short films "Cand se stinge lumina" (2006), "Practica", "Miliardul" (2016), "Mama Natura" (2019); feature films "Tenis cu moldovenii" (2010), "My name is Intiqam", "Flutulis" (2015), "Ogma" (2017), "Dincolo de noi", "Beautiful Corruption", "Memoria", "Shalrotte" (2018), the Varvara Project and the series "Zambarele" and "Oameni Gospodari" (2021).