ROBIN DE LEVITA
Robin de Levita has produced 3 feature films, line produced more than 100 TV shows and motion picture films, but is best known for producing more than 80 first class theater productions in 7 countries, including 17 Broadway and 4 West End productions, winning numerous international awards including Tony Awards for Titanic, 42nd Street and Into the Woods, plus a Laurence Olivier Award for The Who’s Tommy. In Europe Robin was responsible for many musical theater productions such as, The Lion King, Les Miserables, CATS, Miss Saigon, The Phantom of The Opera, Dance of The vampire, Blue Man Group, Chicago, Sweeney Todd, West Side Story, Cabaret, AIDA and many others. For 5 years he was part of the board of Stage Entertainment overseeing all theatrical productions World Wide.
De Levita has in recent years become famous for his use of innovative staging techniques. As a producer of Soldier of Orange (the longest running musical in Dutch history), De Levita created a rotating auditorium. For the play ANNE he invented a new system that seamlessly integrates video with moveable and rotating stages. Both shows use groundbreaking staging concepts that challenge the relationship between the performance and the audience. Prizes/Awards Tony nominations for Cyrano ñ The Musical, 42nd Street, The Music Man, Urinetown and Into the Woods. Received an Outer Critic Award for Victor Victoria. Received Tony Awards for Titanic (Best Musical), 42nd Street (Best Revival), Into the Woods (Best Revival) and a Laurence Olivier Award for The Who's Tommy. In 2012 Robin teamed up with media enterperneur Kees Abrahams and formed Imagine Nation.
Evgeniya Radilova is an international award-winning director and an actress , who resides in NYC. She successfully started her career in Bulgaria, and after making a name for herself, she moved to New York City.
In NY, she graduated “The American Academy of Dramatic Arts” with honors. Was invited to do the “AADA Repertory Company” with 4 leading roles! Since then, she has appeared Off-Broadway, became a SAG-AFTRA, AEA, and a lifetime member of The Actors Studio, where she performed opposite Ellen Burstyn in The Cherry Orchard, directed by John Gould Rubin. She has appeared in 5 prime time TV shows including: “Law & Order: SVU”, “Limitless”, “Elementary”, “Sex&Drugs & Rock&Roll”, “Spartacus”, and has done multiple feature and short length films.
Evgeniya is the Co-Founder of iDare Productions where she has been producing, writing and directing for the past few years. She started working behind the camera alongside her acting career.
Her first directorial debut the music video, “True Paradise,” won 3 festivals for “Best Music Video” in NYC, LA and MIAMi. . One of her films, “My Relationship with The Moon”, won the “Special Recognition Award” at the "Cayanne Film Festival".
Meanwhile, she has also written, produced and directed her first short films “Patrik”, which won 8 awards in 7 festivals around the world alongside the Gold Award in the "Spotlight Film Awards". Evgeniya was featured as one of the Best Filmmakers in the “Spotlight” for 2018. http://www.spotlightfilmawards.com/filmmakers2018.html.
Catriona Rubenis-Stevens is an Academy Award Nominated filmmaker, director and producer. She recently directed several award-winning short films for the Easterseals’ Disability Film Challenge, that have all since screened across America including Slamdance, Hollyshorts Film Festival and Heartland. Her film e.ro.sion, noun screened at over 20 festivals worldwide, including The Sci-Fi London Film Festival, SoHo International Film Festival and the Fargo Fantastic Film Festival and went on to receive numerous wins and nominations and awards including Best Director, Best Film and Best Screenplay.
Other directing credits include over a dozen short films, music videos for Broadway Cares and On The Quays, the web series Speak American, multiple episodes of the educational video series Maestro’s Magical Music Box and she was one of the directors for Brainpop X. Catriona was also recently commissioned by Speak.a Technology in Hangzhou China to write, direct and produce over 50 videos for an English language learning app specifically aimed at preschoolers in China to aid them in their study of English.
Catriona is also an established children's theater director in New York and New Jersey, directing shows such as The Wizard of Oz, Cats, Oklahoma!, Anything Goes, Hairspray, The Lion King, Oliver and Into The Woods and most recently, Spring Awakening with LUX.
She is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts conservatory program and was also invited to be a member of their prestigious Company Year. She holds a BA in Music and Film from New Jersey City University.
Kees Abrahams is joint owner of international media production company Imagine Nation, which he co-founded in 2012. He has over twenty years experience in the entertainment business and has worked in a range of management functions. From 1995 to 2003, he was executive director at Endemol. In 2004, he set up 2WayTraffic: a media and IP company which, after various acquisitions, he and his partners floated on the stock market in 2008. The company developed and operated various multimedia and TV formats, including the internationally successful Who Wants to be a Millionaire concept. After Sony Pictures acquired a majority holding in 2WayTraffic, in 2009 Kees became CEO of Sony’s international TV production company. In addition to autonomous growth, he also realized numerous acquisitions in six countries around the world. He was also responsible for integrating these production companies, both in the United States and the rest of the world. Kees has studied law (Intellectual Property) at the University in Utrecht.
A Yorkshireman, Keane began a career in journalism at City Limits magazine and the Guardian newspaper where he launched various magazines including the first UK edition of Wired. Moving to New York he edited for Interview magazine while working on Internet media starts ups. Returning to London he ran nighttime broadcasting for Channel 4, formed a production company, Privateer, and commissioned, produced and directed hundreds of hours television across many genres. Living once again in NYC he works with the US producers of hit show Sleep No More creating immersive experiences for international clients. He is happy to help produce his old friend Robin de Levita’s directorial debut, Lost Cos.
Michael Tosner started Present Day Productions in 2010. His credits include a 2015 NY Emmy nomination for his work producing "Killing it with Kindness", a Best Cinematography nomination (St. Tropez International Film Festival) for his work as Director of Photography on "Broken Crystal", and a "Creative Vision" award (Flux Fest 2014) for his film "Primogenesis" . Present Day's production credits include music videos for Sigur Ros, Phantogram, and a host of other Brooklyn and LA based indie bands. In addition, Michael has been the Technical Director for Mythic Bridge, (a Brooklyn-based non-profit that teaches filmmaking and production skills to NYC's at-risk youths), and a resident filmmaker with VideoMass (a Brooklyn-based short film collective). In those two roles, Michael has written, directed, produced or lensed over 35 short narrative and documentary films in the last 8 years. He is currently writing and producing his first feature film "Bacon".
Jeffrey Smith Georges, founder of "Georges Leconte Creations" and known to the Cosplay community as "JSCOSPLAYPHOTOG" and “JSCOSPLAYART”, is a published entertainment / documentary photographer and graphic artist from Brooklyn, New York. Descending from a lineage of surrealistic and abstract artists (sculptors and painters), Jeff is the first in his artistic family to take on a camera, a graphic tablet, and a digital pen as his artistic medium. Jeffrey did not acquire any formal education in photography, but instead, studied his craft during his trials as a New York City street photographer. Shooting with digital and film, as time progressed; he began to explore horizons beyond NYC. His passion for taking great photographs took him to Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, and more. It wasn't too long until he began to take photographs on a professional level.
Jeffrey also incorporates his studies and experiences in illustration, fine art, Architectural designing, over 10 years of digital still image editing/photo manipulation and his general knowledge of pop culture to make him an effective photographer/digital artist in today's era. These skills were key for his cosplay work. Jeffrey’s cosplay art has been featured on PlayBoy Bulgaria with some of the most artistic images of “Vampirella”, cosplayed by fellow co-producer and Lost Cos leading actress, Evgeniya Radilova. In addition, his work has been on covers for several notable cosplay publications such as Cosplayzine, Cosplay Realm, Cosplay Alliance Magazine and had his work featured in Cosplay Culture Magazine; moreover, has been nominated for 2019 best Cosplay Photographer at QuirkCon.