Alex Helfrecht

Alex Helfrecht

Alex was born in Oxford to British and American parents. She grew up in the UK, France and the Cayman Islands before studying English at University College London. She then trained as a theatre and film professional at the Central School of Speech & Drama and at the Film Actors Workshop in Los Angeles.

Directing & Producing credits include a modern adaptation of the Lysistrata, Patrick Suskind’s The Double-Bass, American Nights & 2+2+2 by Jörg Tittel at the Working Stage Theatre, Los Angeles and the Kings Head Theatre, London, which featured Richard E. Grant as THE VOICE, 1800 Acres at Riverside Studios, which starred Cathy Tyson and Tobi Bakare.

In conjunction with the Hemingway estate, Alex has adapted Ernest Hemingway’s celebrated novel, The Sun Also Rises into a stage play, which was developed with the Old Vic Theatre.

Battle for Britain starring Julian Glover is her film-directing debut.

Jörg Tittel

Jörg Tittel

Jörg graduated from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and the Stella Adler Conservatory. To finance his degree, he worked for a variety of international videogame magazines, including Next Gen, Official Dreamcast Magazine, Famitsu DC and others.

After acting in numerous stage productions, he moved to Los Angeles to work as a Game Designer/ Writer on the ‘Minority Report’ video game, based on Steven Spielberg’s film. His writing and directing debut “Testudo” was in competition at festivals such as the Krakow Film Festival, Raindance and the East End Film Festival.

Combining his background in film and videogames, Jörg created and has been developing a science fiction TV and videogames series, being produced by BreakThru Films (Oscar for “Peter & the Wolf”) in partnership with ITV Studios. He is represented by United Agents.

Glover

Julian Glover as Mr.Rogulski

Primarily a classical stage actor, Julian Glover trained at the National Youth Theatre, performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company and became a familiar face to British television viewers by appearing in many popular series during the 1960s and 1970s. His talent for accents and cold expression made him an ideal choice for playing refined villains.

Glover achieved some fame in Hollywood by playing roles in such popular films as Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, For Your Eyes Only and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. More recently, Glover played in Troy and The Young Victoria.

Max Fowler

Max Fowler as Steven

Max Fowler grew up in Twickenham and comes from a very creative family. His sister as an actress, his brother a film director, his Mum a dancer and his Dad a photographer. From a young age he was very influenced by his family’s love for film. By the age of 10 he decided all he wanted to do was act and inevitably ended up starring in a few short films with his brother. When he was 17 he attended an open audition for Skins Series 3 and quickly secured an agent. From that point on he has worked consistently in film and TV. Credits include ‘Doctors’ and ‘Brink’, a pilot episode on E4 made by the creators of Skins. This led to his being cast in his first feature film called ‘F’ which is being released on the 17th September 2010. Since then he has worked on a collection of T.V projects and short films, among them ‘Battle For Britain’ alongside Julian Glover.

Daisy Whyte

Daisy Whyte

Daisy studied acting at Goldsmiths College, London, specialising in physical theatre. Her credits include Ophelia, Lady Macbeth, Mrs Robinson in the The Graduate, Rose in BBC3’s Snuffbox and Donna Bell in the interactive radio series “Legsy Gets a Break”

Most recently she appeared as Kathy in the UK tour of Ashmeed Sohoye’s new play “Rigged”.

Roksana Ciurysek

Roksana Ciurysek-Gedir

Roksana Ciurysek-Gedir is an artist and banker. She has over 12 years of banking experience, having worked for the European Bank for Reconstruction, Merrill Lynch and J.P.Morgan. She holds a masters degree in Management and Economics from the Technical University of Gdansk, and an MSC in Environmental Protection. She is also a CFA charter-holder, a qualified teacher and a Board Member of the CFA of Poland.

Roksana studied Arts and Photography at the Emily Carr Institute in Vancouver. She is a founder of the Polish City Club - a networking and lobbying organisation established under the auspices of the Polish Ambassador to the United Kingdom. In 2008 she was the recipient of the prestigious Newsweek Polska Award for deepening British-Polish relations.

Alexandra Schinasi

Alexandra Schinasi

Alexandra graduated from New York University in 2008 where she earned a degree in History and Theatre. While at NYU, Alexandra participated in various theatre projects, both as an actress and a producer. In her free time, she got involved in music and film production at Columbia Records and Columbia Pictures in New York City. Alexandra moved to London in September 2008, where she joined Oscar-winning studio Breakthru Films.

At BreakThru Films, Alexandra mainly acted as Assistant Producer on The Flying Machine, a family film celebrating Frederic Chopin’s 200th Birthday Anniversary, starring Heather Graham and piano virtuoso Lang Lang. She was also responsible for the sales & distribution of Peter & the Wolf.

Alex Helfrecht

Alex Helfrecht

Alex was born in Oxford to British and American parents. She grew up in the UK, France and the Cayman Islands before studying English at University College London. She then trained as a theatre and film professional at the Central School of Speech & Drama and at the Film Actors Workshop in Los Angeles.

Directing & Producing credits include a modern adaptation of the Lysistrata, Patrick Suskind’s The Double-Bass, American Nights & 2+2+2 by Jörg Tittel at the Working Stage Theatre, Los Angeles and the Kings Head Theatre, London, which featured Richard E. Grant as THE VOICE, 1800 Acres at Riverside Studios, which starred Cathy Tyson and Tobi Bakare.

In conjunction with the Hemingway estate, Alex has adapted Ernest Hemingway’s celebrated novel, The Sun Also Rises into a stage play, which was developed with the Old Vic Theatre.

Battle for Britain starring Julian Glover is her film-directing debut.

Jörg Tittel

Jörg Tittel

Jörg graduated from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and the Stella Adler Conservatory. To finance his degree, he worked for a variety of international videogame magazines, including Next Gen, Official Dreamcast Magazine, Famitsu DC and others.

After acting in numerous stage productions, he moved to Los Angeles to work as a Game Designer/ Writer on the ‘Minority Report’ video game, based on Steven Spielberg’s film. His writing and directing debut “Testudo” was in competition at festivals such as the Krakow Film Festival, Raindance and the East End Film Festival.

Combining his background in film and videogames, Jörg created and has been developing a science fiction TV and videogames series, being produced by BreakThru Films (Oscar for “Peter & the Wolf”) in partnership with ITV Studios. He is represented by United Agents.

 

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

David Gerszewski

Krzysztof Szczawinski

Joanna Kalmer

Jadwiga Adey

René Richter

René Richter

René Richter was born in 1969 in Freiburg, Germany. He studied cinematography and directing at the Filmacademy Baden-Württemberg in Ludwigsburg, finishing his diploma in 1994. Upon graduation, he worked as a Camera assistant for commercials and documentaries in Germany, Switzerland and Japan. Since 1997 he has worked as Director of Photography in Commercials and Films. René lives in Berlin.

Films include: 1993: Nadie Vio (Director: Cadmo Quintero) 1993: Raccoon (Director: Thorsten Schmidt) 18min, 1998: Dragon (Director: Enno v. Debschitz) 1999/2000: Candy Dance Chant (Director Nick Lyon) 2003: Wagner Curse, 2004: Punk Love (Director: Nick Lyon) 2006: Species 4 (Director: Nick Lyon) 2007: Gigantes De Valdes (Director: Alexander Tossenberger) 2008: Letzte Bergfahrt (Director: Peter Keller) 2009: 180° (Director: Cihan Inan) 2010: Risk (Director: Thorsten Schmidt).

Commercials include: AUDI, Sony, Coca Cola, Mc Donalds, Azores Island, Burger King, VW, HSBC, Postbank, Pro7, Mercedes Benz, Prosecco Blue, Neckermann, Agfa, Seramis, ARD, ZDF, Kabel 1, Tipp 24, Fanta, My Magazine, Karstadt, Dextro Energy, Chrysler, Carlsberg, Peuterey, Spar, Tudor, Bandidos Beer, Sat 1, Heidi Klum, Siemens, Ferretti, Pantene, Nivea.

Prizes include: Silver Drumstick - Golden Drum -International Automotive Advertising Festival - Crystal Apple - 10 Times BDA World Gold Winner - Moondance - Cinequest New Vision - RIFF 2007 Winner - EFFIE Award - Key Award Winner.

Joanna Bruzdowicz

Joanna Bruzdowicz

Bruzdowicz studied music between Warsaw and Paris where, on a scholarship from the French government, she became a student of Nadia Boulanger, Messiaen and Pierre Schaeffer.

Her output includes several operas which brought to the stage some of the greatest works of European literature (e.g. The Penal Colony, after Franz Kafka, 1972; The Women of Troy after Euripides, 1973; and The Gates of Paradise, after Jerzy Andrzejewski, 1987).

Bruzdowicz has a long-standing creative relationship with French film director Agnès Varda, for whom she composed soundtracks for movies from Sans Toit Ni Loi (engl. Vagabond, Golden Lion in Venice, 1985) to Les Glaneurs et la Glaneuse (engl. The Gleaners and I), her multiple award-winning documentary.

This is Bruzdowicz’ third collaboration with Alex Helfrecht and Jörg Tittel, having worked together on stage plays 2+2+2 and 1800 ACRES in the past.

Anuree

Anuree De Silva

Anuree De Silva was born in Brighton. After completing her degree she went to the NFTS on a short course. Her first film was “My Beautiful Laundrette” with director Stephen Frears. She went straight on to Derek Jarman’s “Caravaggio” as a 2nd assistant. She then worked on a whole variety of productions — feature films, TV dramas and documentaries to gain as much experience as possible.

Anuree worked in Australia for a year on films such as “The Crossing” starring Russell Crowe and “Quigley Down Under” starring Tom Selleck. She also worked for acclaimed commercials company Karl Marks in Sydney.

Returning to England she assisted on “Robin Hood — Prince of Thieves”. She then began a series of collaborations with editor Masahiro Hirakubo. Together they worked on a trio of films for Danny Boyle — “Shallow Grave”, “Trainspotting” and “A Life Less Ordinary.”

Following this, Anuree connected up again with Stephen Frears when she worked as the assembly editor on “The Hi-Lo Country”. During the post production of this film she was sent to New York where she spent some time making changes with Executive Producer Martin Scorsese.

Credits include:

When the Wind Blows (Animated feature), Reaching for the skies (BBC documentary series), The Saint (TV series), A Year in Provence (BBC drama), Career Girls (Feature film), Fly Fishing Feature film), Holby City (BBC drama), Hearts and Bones (ITV drama), The Cut Sleeve Boys (Feature film), Trouble in Paradise (RTE drama), Thr3e (Feature film), Blessed (Feature film), Little Howard’s Big Questions (BBC drama).