Producer’s Lab in Zagreb
Welcome to Producer’s Lab, Zagreb! We are thrilled to have such amazing film professionals as our mentors/lecturers and we’re positive EGF selected projects will learn important insight from them.
Meet the Producer’s Lab experts and mentors, joining us in Zagreb from July 5th to 9th, 2017:
Aaron was praised by Brooklyn Magazine as one of “The 100 Most Influential People in Brooklyn Culture,” alongside Lena Dunham and Spike Lee. He is a filmmaker, programmer, video-store owner, industry consultant, and a veteran journalist whose writings have appeared in The Village Voice, VICE, Variety, Vanity Fair, and several other outlets that don’t start with V. Most recently, he led the NYC film & creative office for the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo.
Alexandre O. Philippe
Alexandre O. Philippe holds a Masters Degree in Dramatic Writing from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and is Creative Director of Denver-based Exhibit A Pictures. He has written, directed and produced numerous award- winning films and documentaries, including THE PEOPLE vs. GEORGE LUCAS, THE LIFE AND TIMES OF PAUL THE PSYCHIC OCTOPUS, and DOC OF THE DEAD. Alexandre is also co-owner and co-creator of Fried Comics (friedcomics.com). He created the screenwriting program at Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver, and was the host and curator of the popular Language of Film series at the Starz FilmCenter–stop/start deconstructions of important classic and contemporary films, including many of Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpieces.
Ant Timpson is a film entrepreneur based in New Zealand. After leaving a law degree in the mid-80s to become a production runner before going on to be one of the most prolific individuals in the New Zealand film landscape. From managing one of NZ’s most beloved arthouse cinemas, to creating a boutique distribution company (releasing everything from Slacker to The Room), to operating the longest running independent film festival in NZ, to being on the Board of the NZ Moving Image, to programming for the New Zealand International film festival, to programming for MGM Channel , to creating NZ ‘s largest film competition with Peter Jackson as mentor, to starting the film fund initiatives ‘Headstrong’ and “Make My Horror Movie” to finally producing the successful features ‘THE DEVIL DARED ME TO, THE ABCs OF DEATH 1 & 2 for Magnolia Pictures, DEATHGASM – a splatter-metal comedy for NZFC & MPI/ Media Group. The multi-award winning co-production TURBO KID with EMA Films, the acclaimed thriller HOUSEBOUND & Empire Magazine’s Film of the Year THE GREASY STRANGLER. His latest feature is a global folklore anthology called THE FIELD GUIDE TO EVIL which was selected as the first crowd-sourced equity investment project for Indiegogo and MicroVentures.
Charlotte Paoli studied law in France and UK and then worked at lawfirms in media, entertainment, internet and intellectual property for nearly ten years in Paris. She also taught intellectual property classes in Paris and London.
She now works as an in house lawyer in intellectual property.
An accomplished producer, Joshua Sobel has produced six feature films in various capacities. From Co-Executive Producing Ron Morales’ groundbreaking Filipino thriller Graceland, to Executive Producing Adrian Garcia Bogliano’s 2014 Tribeca favorite, Scherzo Diabolico Sobel has made a name for himself in International thrillers. More recently he has produced Xander Robins’ Are We Not Cats, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival and is in post production on Edgar Nito’s upcoming debut, Guachicolero. For the past two years he has been tapped as Cannes Next Filmmaker Ambassador for US based VR and is a consultant for the VR production company, Furious M.
Timo Vuorensola is a science fiction filmmaker and a crowdfunding expert, having worked with crowdfunding before there was even a word for it. Vuorensola has directed two films – Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning (2005) and Iron Sky (2012), and is preparing to release sequel to Iron Sky, titled Iron Sky The Coming Race in 2018.