People

Andrea Shaffer

Producer

Andrea Shaffer has been in the film industry for 20 years. During this time she has worked in both in the west and the eastern block. She is passionate about challenging international film makers with ambitions concepts.

At the beginning of her film career she directed and produced short films, worked for global companies such as Panalux & Vantage Film, joined Buzz Production as an International Producer, represented directors at Stink Production (Moscow) and later returned to her home town, Prague, and formed Nomad Films Prague. Mindset is her new mission.

Andrea is also Head of International Sales at MagicLab Prague, a VFX/ post-production company focused on feature films and co-productions. Magiclab is a co-producer of A Man of Integrity awarded Un Certain Regard in Cannes 2017, Bille a family drama co-producer with Latvia/Devini Studio and My Grandpa Fell of Mars co-producer with Croatia/Dim Studio.

Arina Birstein (Zmievets)

Producer / Fund Raiser / PR & Communication

Arina has had over 20 years of experience in Communications and the film industry. This includes documentary research and testimonial gathering for the Spielberg fund’s Holocaust project, Production at Egor Konchalovsky’s Film Production Studios, UN subcomission (UNCN), The Sturgeon Society , Marketing & Communications Deputy Director for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Bid/Organizing Committees, Vice-CEO of Mountain Press Center, Head of Communications for Buzz Production House, Head of the JV TV Channel project and as Independent Communication Director for numerous films projects.

Arina is an NYU graduate, and holds professional certificates in Filmmaking, Entertainment Public Relations and Advertising. She has also won a number awards for her work including: The Golden Brains 2007 Award in the “Businesswoman” category, “The Silver Archer” National PR Award in 2008, the International Public Relations Association Golden Award 2008 and the Holmes Report’s SABRE Award in 2008.

Mili Cumic

Distribution/Sales

Mili is a consultant for all aspects of film packaging for pre-production, international sales and distribution. With a wealth of experience spanning 35 years in the film industry Mili can facilitate a ‘turn-key’ distribution solution for the UK & international markets for film & TV programmes using appropriate distribution channels. Experienced in film acquisitions and international sales, a regular attendee at key film & TV markets, Berlin (EFM), Cannes (Marché, MIPTV, MIPCOM), London (Film Festival, Screenings). Previous companies include 20th Century Fox, Momentum Pictures/eOne, Metrodome, Tartan, Pathé/Guild Entertainment and Lace Digital Sales. Mili has a BSc in Economics from Kingston University.

Associate Producer and consulting on the finance, production of the following films: 303 Squadron (2017), Pure Blood (2016), Reunion In Hell (2017), Factory Farm (2016), Hunted (2016),  The Tormented (2016), Weapon (2016), Cuban Soul (2016), 6Days66years (2016), Pacific Warriors (2015).