Béla Baptiste

Béla Baptiste

Director, Writer, Producer

Born in Berlin, West Germany, in 1988, Béla moved with his family to Paris just before the collapse of the Soviet Union. He dropped out of school to pursue a life in film. In 2010 he was admitted to the Vienna Film Academy, where he completed his MFA under teachers Michael Haneke and Abbas Kiarostami, among others. He expanded his understanding of filmmaking by acting, which led him to have the closing words in Martin Scorsese’s Silence.

Emma Schlenoff

Emma Schlenoff

Producer, 1st A.D.

Highlights of her experience include: directing and producing a series of short promotional videos for the band Birds of Chicago, working on the producing team for National Geographic’s Origins, and with Academy-Award winners Fisher Stevens and Mark Monroe. She was trained and guided by the talented staff at Florentine Films and offered the opportunity to work on several projects with Emmy-Winning Director Ken Burns. She has been successful as an event producer, directing and coordinating productions such as the iWRIF Transmedia Festival and a 66-screening tour of Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie.

Peter M. Marton

Peter M. Marton

Actor, Producer

Peter M. Marton is an Austrian actor with a family in the US. Marton’s mother is from Hungary; his father is from Kenya. He studied philosophy and theology before becoming an actor. He currently stars as the lead “Jerry” in the 3rd Season of Watzmann ermittelt.

Viktor Schaider

Viktor Schaider

Director of Photography

As a founding member of the association Filmkoop Wien, Viktor started 2004 the Blendwerk Film- maschinerie film production company in Vienna, where, as producer and cameraman, he realized numerous commercial productions, corporate videos, and documentaries and won countless awards.
In 2009, further education led him to the USA, where he completed the Cinematographer’s Residency Programme at Maine Media College.

Alexey Hartlieb-Shea

Alexey Hartlieb-Shea

Actor, Writer, Producer

 The son of an American film professor and an Austrian farmer, Alexey grew up in the United States before returning to Vienna to pursue his acting and film career. From a pizza delivery boy in Beverly Hills to a development aid worker in Ghana, Alexey draws on a wealth of experience that gives him a unique perspective in his written work and in front of the camera. He has translated several screenplays that garnered success, including 7500, written and directed by an Oscar-nominated director who went on to star Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Isis Flatz

Isis Flatz

Costume Designer

Having studied Film and Fashion Design, Isis now works on stage and screen productions. She and Béla worked together during his time in Vienna and decided to be lifelong friends and collaborators. According to networthpost.org, Isis Flatz is worth 8 Million dollars. This is not true. She also does the costume design for this project.

Merideth Ivy

Merideth Ivy

Hair & Makeup

Coming Soon

Johannes Schellhorn

Johannes Schellhorn

Editor

Film editor and writer Johannes Schellhorn recently worked on a TV documentary about conspiracy beliefs for the Austrian state television. He won multiple awards, notably for Unfinished and the short movie ANGST. He now lives in Germany and works in a movie theater while editing and writing on different projects.

Matthias Kassman

Matthias Kassman

Set Recordist

Coming Soon

Markus Zierhofer

Markus Zierhofer

Composer

Having been raised under piano keys and those funny flashing knobs on music sampling machines and consoles; trained by a folk music production household at the foot of the Austrian alps to the avant-garde, contemporary and temporary auditory experiences in the middle of Vienna, he creates orchestral soundtracks, sweeping melodies and complementary atmospheres for films and video games.

He set the score for various scenes at the Vienna Film Music Prize and finished runner-up twice in a row.  He achieved a significant step up in his musical abilities by attending the Hollywood Music Workshop in Klosterneuburg. This also allowed him to work with established film composers like Don Williams, Bruce Broughten, or Conrad Pope and accommodate himself with the film music business.

Karim Weth

Karim Weth

Sound Designer

Coming Soon

Anna Lea Albright

Anna Lea Albright

Cloud Consultant

Anna Lea is a Ph.D. in climate physics at the Sorbonne University in Paris and Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg, working with Sandrine Bony and Bjorn Stevens.

The Grand Post

The Grand Post

Audio Post Production

ViennaFX

ViennaFX

Color Grading