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Years In The Field
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Maksim Varfolomeev has been in the filmmaking/advertisement field since 1993, starting on TV as an editor. In 1998 he switched to commercials. After 6 years in advertisement in 2003 he moved to Almaty, Kazakhstan, founded a production company and filmed Self-realization (Samoosoznaniye) TV series running on Kazakhstan TV for three seasons. In 2005 he joined international advocacy campaign for human rights in Kazakhstan as a director of communications and PR. In 2009 he moved to India to film Reconnection (a winner of 14 international awards, 2015, India), and in 2016 ran a successful crowdfunding and SM campaign for the film release. In 2017 he moved to Dubai, where he founded FIVE Pictures, a brand storytelling, marketing and video production company.
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editor, screenwriter, social media director
Olga Avramenko has been working in publishing and major national newspapers as an editor and journalist since 1996. In 2003 she moved to Almaty, Kazakhstan and joined an eco-project, studying Ayurveda and well-being. In 2003-2004 she co-ran a production of Self-realization (Samoosoznaniye) TV series, aired on Kazakhstan TV for three seasons. In 2005 she joined an international advocacy campaign for human rights in Kazakhstan as a communications assistant director. In 2009 she moved to India to start Vrindavan Experience Facebook community, and as a social media director and SMM manager, grown it to a 85K audience. She co-wrote and co-produced Reconnection (2015, India), and in 2016 ran a successful SM campaign for the film release. In 2017 she moved to Dubai to run FIVE Pictures, a marketing and vide production company.
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Fyodor Samsonov graduated Omsk State Technical University as Bachelor of Engineering and has been working on TV since 1994. From 1999 he directs ‘Studio Five’ production studio. Throughout his 21 year career he has produced thousands of commercials and films. He specializes in 3D, 2D motion design, animation, photography, commercials, short and corporate films.
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musician, composer, producer
Maksim Ryabikov, a musician, composer and lyricist, has been in the music scene since the 90s. In 2011 he founded ‘Groggy’ music band, has been an active member of the group and performed in different music projects, touring Europe and recording albums. He works at ‘Studio Five’ since 2002. He specializes in composing the original score for commercials and corporate films, writes, arranges and produces songs. He also edits corporate films, music clips and wedding videos and has experience in producing infographics and motion design ads, having many projects of different complexity under his belt.