Director & WRITER
Alexander’s most recent project, a ground-breaking feature length documentary titled Refugee, produced by the team behind Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling for Columbine. Refugee records the perilous journey travelled by Syrian refugees. Crossing over 2000 miles and ten countries the film follows the story of one family, desperate to be united after being separated by war. Alexander was imprisoned and deported by the FYOM Military in Macedonia, and later kidnapped on the Serbian border. Refugee is now available on Amazon Prime.
Alexander is signed to both Ridley Scott’s company RSA (commercially), United Agents, and United Talent Agency (theatrically) his recent screenplay 3:10, being produced by Ellen H. Schwartz (Sicario, 12 Strong) aim’s to draw awareness to the current gun problem in the U.S. He has now finished his second and third feature Adelaide Farm Cafe & And Now We Wait both have received outstanding coverage and are being packaged by UTA, principal photography on And Now We Wait begins next January.
Other key pieces include winning the David Attenborough Climate Change Award, shot in Naivasha and currently at the Guggenheim Museum; later going to the remote communities high up in the Peruvian Andes for Getty Images; and to then living on a Cod-trawler going across the Arctic Circle.
Most recently, Alexander has been commissioned for a six-part audio drama series through Amazon Audible, and some of his commercial clients include – PlayStation, YSL, Spotify etc.
Sepideh Haftgoli Loong
PRODUCER , CO-DIRECTOR & WRITER
Sepideh Haftgoli Loong is the owner and operator of Fade to Light Productions, a Film & TV Production Company focusing on projects of all genres with a particular emphasis in nonfiction content. She is motivated by a strong desire to tell impactful stories that move an audience and that can potentially raise awareness, bring justice and/or inspire. Additionally, Sepideh holds a law degree with an emphasis in entertainment law and has 20 years experience in various positions within the entertainment industry.
Beginning her career working for the President of CAA, Sepideh has been an executive with numerous production entities over the years. Working in various producorial and executive capacities on films such as Rampart starring Woody Harrelson, Max Rose starring Jerry Lewis, 2:22 starring Teresa Palmer, TV special Ronaldo VS. Messi, Eva Longoria’s Versus: Lady Goal and Style Queens just to name a few.
Max Loong works in entertainment as a successful TV host, actor and producer in Europe, Asia and the US. He is currently an active partner at Mediafisch, Switzerland’s largest independent production company, he is an investor in AllRites, Asia’s leading digital marketplace for TV, film and sports content rights, as well as ACE, Asia’s leading celebrity platform.
He is also the founder, developer and owner of his own luxury boutique villa resort in Bali, Hidden Hills Villas (hiddenhillsvillas.com) awarded Best Small Luxury Hotel in Asia.
In 2007 he won the ELLE Breakout Star of the Year Award for South-East Asia and was named as one of the 100 most important and influential Swiss personalities, by Switzerland’s leading people magazine “Schweizer Illustrierte” and most recently he had the immense honor to be nominated for an Asian Television Award, Asia’s version of the EMMY’s, in the category of Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his powerful performance in Lion Mums. He most recently hosted The Voice of Switzerland.
Gille Klabin grew up in a combination of USA, Israel, and Austria, eventually ending up in England, where he began making videos at the age of 11. With stop-motion toy films in his past, Gille graduated from Westminster University’s Film School and worked as a production assistant and location scout, while directing music videos for unsigned bands. Gille’s colourful, energetic work eventually got him directing videos for several major record labels and working with production companies and agencies making commercials and shorts in London. In 2009 he moved to Los Angeles where his documentary, commercial and music video work have all flourished. He created a host of videos for several electronic music artists and a handful of national spots for tech, food and alcohol brands. Gille strives to tell stories that are striking, and create vivid and engulfing worlds. In 2020 he released his first feature film The Wave starring Justin Long which was selected for Fantastic Fest and is available on all VOD platforms.
Michael X. Flores
Since earning an MFA from USC, Michael X. Flores has worked as an editor–and an assistant editor–on several films that have premiered at some of the most prestigious film festivals around the world. He edited Nick Broomfield’s documentary Sarah Palin: You Betcha! (2011), which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival; Lisa and Laura Wilson’s documentary Last Will & Testament (2012), which was executive produced by Roland Emmerich; Kimberly Bautista’s documentary Justice for My Sister (2012), which won Best Documentary at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival; Tommy O’Haver’s biopic The Most Hated Woman in America (2017) for Netflix; and Jason Kohn’s documentary Love Means Zero (2017) for Showtime. He also worked on Eddie Alcazar’s documentary Tapia (2013), which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival, and on Neil Berkeley’s documentary Harmontown (2014), which premiered at South By Southwest. As an assistant editor, Michael worked on Tamra Davis’s documentary Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (2010), which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival; on Lisa Leeman’s documentary One Lucky Elephant (2010), which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival; and on Bess Kargman’s documentary First Position (2011), which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Recently, Michael worked as an editor on a true-crime documentary for HBO and the Duplass brothers. In addition to working as an editor, he is also a full-time professor at DePaul University’s School of Cinematic Arts.
J. Ignacio Canosa
J Ignacio Canosa is an editor based between London and Madrid. He has a degree in Film and Video Editing from the University of Barcelona/ESCAC. His first short film Whaling Diary received an honorable mention at the Bibliocurts Short Film Festival (Barcelona). He worked as an Assistant Editor on the documentary En Todos As Mans Directed by Diana Toucedo. Canosa has worked on a multi-screen production for Le Fresnoy (Studio national des arts contemporains, France) and Path of Shadow about the refugee camp called The Jungle in Calais, France 2017 with a premiere at Center Pompidou Paris (France) and Center Pompidou Málaga (Spain). In 2019, his most recent work Trajectory Drift, Directed by Ivan Castiñeiras and Produced by G.R.E.C., received the Jury Prize at the Tetouan International Film Festival (Morocco). The world premiere was in Indielisboa (Portugal), receiving media coverage from members of the Golden Globes Foreign Press and shortlisted for various exhibitions in the United States. The film was also selected in international festivals such as Pravo Ljudski Film Festival Sarajevo, Play-Doc and Cinematheque Française (2019).
Franzen’ composer discography includes Endeavour (2021), Ghost Of You (2020), Mountain (2019), Phenomenon (2017), Dreamweaver (2015), Sea Fever – OMPS (2020), In I Dimman – OMPS (2018), At The End Of The Day – OMPS (2018) as well as several singles. Franzen is currently working on a feature length film score with director Alexander Farrell. Franzen’s track “Faded Fluorescence” is featured in the TV spots / trailers for Fast & Furious 9 airing now worldwide. Franzen has also released several albums under the Lights & Motion moniker including The Great Wide Open – Reimagined (2020), The Great Wide Open (2020), Where We Dream (2018), Bloom (2018), Dear Avalanche (2017), Chronicle (2015), Reanimation (2013) and Save Your Heart (2013).
Hollywood film trailer credits include Fast & Furious 9, The Way Back, Sea Fever, Beautiful Boy, Skyscraper, Fast & Furious 7, Concussion, No Escape, Rules Don’t Apply, Transcendence, Lone Survivor, Homefront, One Less God, Spare Parts and more. Television, social media and ad campaign clients include Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, HBO, Fast & Furious, Budweiser, Apple, Google, YouTube, RipCurl, Audi, Barclays, Bill Nye Saves The World, Boeing, Canon, Dell, Discovery, Dropbox, Four Seasons, Greenpeace, Microsoft, Nat Geo, NHL Stanley Cup, NFL, Nike, Nationwide, Nvidia, PayPal, Specialized, Square, Tesla, Toyota, Unicef, United Way, Vans, Visa and many more.
Greer Ellison is an award-winning writer from Northern Ireland. His debut feature film, Butterfly Kisses, developed by BBC Films, premiered at the Berlin Film Festival where it won the Crystal Bear for Best Film and another 10 awards internationally. His second feature film, A Woman at Night, will be released September 2021.
In 2019 Greer won a place on the BBC Writersroom and in 2020, he was commissioned to write an original television series, with Hartswood Films (Sherlock) and the BBC.
He has television series in development with Hartswood Films, Slim Film and Television, and Braven Films (NY). He has also been commissioned and produced by BBC Radio 3, and BBC Sounds for two original audio dramas.
Greer won the Cinestory Screenwriting competition in L.A, the Film London IPF in New York, was a finalist in the Sundance Screenwriting Lab and the Film London Microwave Scheme. Most recently his feature film script Aliya which he co-wrote, received the ‘Special Mention’ award in the Midpoint Development Lab 2021