A Swiss Army Knife Of Content Production
Unlike traditional productions, we cut as much middle men as possible, covering the entire creative process. We have our own extensive set of filming gear and a beefy postproduction facility. We work with a few select clients at a time, going after quality rather than quantity. We scale up if we need to, having our own network of skilled editors that we work with remotely.
What People Say
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Ahmed Al Akber, CEO at Hello Chef
Years In The Field
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founder, director, award-winning filmmaker
Maksim Varfolomeev (1974, Russia) 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 shifted to Almaty, Kazakhstan, founded a production company and filmed a Self-realization (Samoosoznaniye) TV series running on Kazakhstan TV for three seasons. In 2005 he joined an international advocacy campaign for human rights in Kazakhstan as a director of communications and PR. In 2009 he returned to filmmaking and moved to India where he founded Vrindavan Experience production company and a web community with the same name, while simultaneously studying Vedic philosophy and culture. He filmed and produced Glimpses of Vraja (2011, Vrindavan, India), Never Stop Chanting (2014, Dubai), Reconnection (2015, Vrindavan, India), and in 2016 ran a successful crowdfunding and SM campaign for a free release of the film. In 2017 he moved to Dubai, where he founded FIVE Pictures, a brand storytelling, advertisement and film production studio.
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editor, screenwriter, social media director
Olga Avramenko (1974, Russia) has been working in publishing and major national newspapers as an editor and journalist since 1996. In 2003 she shifted to Almaty, Kazakhstan and joined an eco-project, studying Ayurveda and well-being. In 2003-2004 she co-ran 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 and was a part of Vrindavan Experience production as a producer and editor. In 2011 she started a Facebook page with the same name, and as a social media director and SMM manager, she has grown it to a 85K audience. She edited and produced Glimpses of Vraja (2011, Vrindavan, India), co-wrote and co-produced Never Stop Chanting (2014, Dubai) and Reconnection (2015, Vrindavan, India), and in 2016 ran a successful crowdfunding and SM campaign for a free release of the film. In 2017 she moved to Dubai and joined FIVE Pictures, a brand storytelling, advertisement and film production studio.
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Regional Director, Russia
Fyodor Samsonov (1973, Russia), 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 (1974, Russia), 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 Russia and 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.