Like the water

Director

Ilian Urumov

Born on 22th April 1975 in Sliven, Bulgaria

Education:
Master of painting - Academy of Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria 2001
Residency of animation directing 2006
Professor of painting and textiles

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Professional events:
Animated shorts and feature films: "Rain", "Forget me nots", "Love X 3" & others.
Lead animator & layout: "Tim Taler", Germany/Bulgaria, "Tree Sisters and Andrey", Bulgaria & others.
Theater and multimedia directing & design: project "Pure Love" & others.
Design & Props in film productions: "Goodbye-Hallo" USA/Bulgaria, "Dalida" France/Bulgaria, "Getaway" USA, "Ungiven" Bulgaria & others.
Photographic Projects: "Out-to-local", "Sofia-London-Sofia" & others.
Projects, covers and layout of books, journals, theater & music albums.
Designer of TV productions: "Exam", bTV/Screenstorm, TV Viara, "Sport Mania", Target Media & others.
Art-director: "Irida" Art Gallery & "Imago Hominis" Society
Аctors

Oxana Shalamanova

More than 20 years in art. Professional music education. Huge stage experience. Tremendous organizational capacity. Aspiration for perfection. Special attention on details. Ruthless discipline and working efficiency. Creative thinking. Enthusiasm and engagement. Success orientation.

Kamen Vodenicharov

Bulgarian Actor, singer, TV presenter and producer, born on May 13th 1966.

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PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION:
Theatre and Film Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria

EXPERIENCE:
1989 – 1990 co-founder of the Federation of the Independent Student Associations
1990 – 1994 one of the creators and main participants in the “Ku-Ku” student TV show.
1995 – now – co-founder and creator of TV show “Canaleto”
1997 – performed as an actor in Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” on the stage of the Satiric Theater in Sofia
1998 – CEO of music TV channel MM, Founder of the Annual MM Music Awards
2010 – now – TV presenter of the weekly TV show of the Bulgarian National Television “On Sunday With… “
2012 – created and produced ten five-minutes documentaries about the history of Sofia dedicated to the 133 anniversary of its appointment as a capital of Bulgaria

Martin Gyaurov

Bulgarian actor, born April 17th 1983

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PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION:
2002 – 2006 National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria

THEATRE:
Robert in Horace McCoy’s “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?” Don Juan in Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt’s “Don Juan On Trial” Romeo in William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” The Youngster in Iordan Iovkov’s “Albena” Orestis in Marguerite Yourcenar’s “Electra” Hofmarschall von Kalb in Friedrich Schiller’s “Intrigue and Love” Chavi in Zdrava Kamenova’s and Martin Karov’s musical “Jump” Captain Phoebus de Châteaupers in Victor Hugo’s “Notre-Dame de Paris”

MOVIES:
Andrey in the TV series “Forbidden Love”

SKILLS:
Speaks English fluently and plays the piano.

Boyka Mihaylova Velkova

Bulgarian actress, born June 06th 1958

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PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION:
Theatre and Film Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria
The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, New York, USA
Ballet Dancing School

MAJOR THEATRE ROLES:
Agafya Tihonovna in Nikolay Gogol’s “Marriage” directed by Stoyan Kambarev
Elena Andreevna in Anton Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanyo” directed by Leonid Heyfetz
Olga in Anton Chekhov’s “Three sisters” directed by Stoyan Kambarev
Estel in Jean-Paul Sartre’s “Behind Closed Doors” directed by Elena Tsankova
Mrs. Robinson in Mike Nichols’ “The Graduate” directed by Ivaylo Hristov
Martha in Edward Albee’s “Who Is Afraid Of Virginia Woolf” directed by Liudmil Todrov
Arkadina in Anton Chekhov’s „The Seagull” directed by Krikor Azaryan
Blanche in Tennessee Williams’ „A Streetcar Named Desire” directed by Krikor Azaryan
Stevie in Edward Albee’s „The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?” directed by Yavor Gurdev

MOVIES:
“The Boyana Master” directed by Zahary Zhandov
“Yo-ho-ho” directed by Zako Heskiya
“My Friends Call Me Uncle” directed by Ivaylo Hristov
“The Island” directed by Kamen Kalev

AWARDS:
1999 – Best Theater Actress Award of the Bulgarian Actors’ Uniuon
2000 – Askeer Best Theater Actress in a Leading Role
2005 - Askeer Best Theater Actress in a Leading Role
2008 - Best Theater Actress Award of the Bulgarian Actors’ Uniuon
2012 – Best Supporting Actress Award of the Bulgarian Film Makers’ Union

Dimitar Kabakov

playwright and theater director, born in Plovdiv on February 23rd 1963.

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EDUCATION
1985 – 1990 Bulgarian Philology, Sofia University St.Kliment Ohridski
2010 – 2012 Theater Directing, National Academy for Film and Theatre, Sofia

PLAYS STAGED IN
“Bulgarian National Radio Theater” Sofia – 2002 and 2008
“199 Theater” Sofia - 2005
“Tear and Laughter Theater” Sofia – 2007
“Arabesk Ballet Theater” Sofia - 2008
“Nikolay Binev Theater” Sofia - 2012
“Sfumato Theater” Sofia – 2012
Author of fifteen texts for theater.
Award winner of the First Chamber Play Competition in the name of Slavka Slavova for his play “Glow”.
Poetry book “Semi-autumn Semi-twilight” was published in 2006
2011 – now - Manager and partner in theater production management company CREDI ARTE LTD.

Vasil Giurov

Bulgarian artist (base-guitar player, vocalist, song-text writer, director) born in 1965 in Sofia.

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1985 – co-founder of rock group “Calais” which went on stage for the first time at the First Sofia Rock Festival in 1987 but after their third song the group was banned by the socialist government.
1988 – founded the rock-group “Review”.
1989 – “Milena + Review” album was released and two of the songs in it become hits in Bulgaria. The group tours around Eastern Europe.
1990 – after a tour to China the group breaks up and Vassil Gyurov moves to Germany.
1992 – Gyurov comes back to Bulgaria and participates in several concerts with the group “New Generation” which breaks up after the death of one of its founders. Gyurov and Ivan Latinov found rock group Africa.
1994 – Gyurov is part of the rock group “Truck” winning the Passport “Song of the Year” award.
2001 – rock-group “Review” is revived and its song “Breakfast” wins the MM TV “Song of the Year” award. The album “10” is released.
2012 – Gyurov is one of the five directors of the independent experimental movie “Free Till Death”