MEET THE CREW

VERA KRICHEVSKAYA

Director, Writer, Producer/Six Days Film

Co-Founder of Dozhd TV (TV Rain) Russia, the only independent private TV Channel in Russia Award-winning TV Director 1996 – 2002 NTV Channel, TV Director and Producer, Senior Director 2008 – 2011 Senior Producer, co-founder of TV Dozhd (TV Rain) 2011-2012 Senior Producer of 24DOC TV Channel, Documentary Director

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MIKE LERNER

Producer/Roast Beef Productions

Mike Lerner is a documentary film maker. On January 24, 2012, he was nominated for an Academy Award for the film Hell and Back Again. He has won a number of industry awards including, Academy Award Nomination for Best Documentary Feature 2012,  6 Sundance Awards (Grand Jury, Special Jury, Best Director, Audience, Cinematography) , EMMY Award for Best Documentary, and others.

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JESS SEARCH

Executive Producer/DocSociety

As chief executive of Doc Society – formerly BRITDOC – Jess works with independent film-makers globally, to help them tackle challenging subjects and ambitious stories by providing funding and other support. Credits include Oscar nominated CITIZENFOUR, Virunga, Whose Streets, Hooligan Sparrow, The Square and The Look of Silence.

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BARBARA BIEMANN

Executive Producer
Commissioning Editor - NDR

Barbara Biemann is the Head of Documentary Films – NDR/ARD - a public TV in Germany. Her work focuses on investigative, political, and social themes, and on current affairs. Her recent co-productions include The King by Eugene Jarecki, The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid by Feargal Ward, National Bird by Sonia Kennebeck, The Siege of Mecca by Dirk van den Berg, and Ben-Gurion, Epilogue by Yariv Mozer and Yael Perlov.

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SANDRA WHIPHAM

Executive Producer/DocSociety

Sandra, who joined Doc Society as its fourth Director in January 2012, exec produces films across the slate and leads on the Bertha Doc Society Connect Fund. She also oversees Doc Academy.
Previously, Sandra was a producer through her own company where she produced and executive produced a range of documentary film and television including multi award-winning Enemies of the People (dir. Thet Sambath/Rob Lemkin). From 2007-9 Sandra was Editor at More 4, and commissioned the True Stories international documentary strand.

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PAULINA UKRAINETS

Writer, Assosiate Producer/Six Days Film

Paulina (Paul) S Ukrainets has received fellowships from the James A. Michener Center for Writers and Princeton in Asia and is an associate editor for Bat City Review. Previously, Paul worked as an associate producer on "MEKONG 2030".

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SVETLANA GULYAEVA

Field Producer, Archive Researcher/Six Days Film

Svetlana worked on Dozhd TV for around ten years; she went through all the TV professions from an editor to a news producer. She is a high skilled developer of video content in social networks. She knows better than others how to look for an archive and organize any shooting anywhere.

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JANET KNIPE

Line Producer/Roast Beef Productions

A Line Producer/Production Manager working across documentary and factual programs, delivering content to major broadcasters including BBC, Channel 4, HBO, Netflix, Amazon and Discovery.

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SIMON RUSSEII

Composer

Simon Russell is an EMMY Award winning freelance composer from the UK, composing music in a diverse range of styles for both Film and TV productions.

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ADAM FINCH

Editor

A BAFTA and RTS nominated Film Editor.

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GEORGE CRAGG

Consultant Editor

George is the Academy Award nominated freelance editor from the UK

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