Olivér VANICSEK

Olivér learnt his trade at the New York Film Academy, studying screenwriting at its Los Angeles campus and directing in NYC.

 

He established himself as a top-quality TV drama writer on the final season of Golden Life, for which he won Best Screenwriter at the 2019 Hungarian Film Week. He has recently been named one of Forbes Magazine’s “30 Under 30”. Based in LA and Budapest, Olivér is represented in the US by Dialed-In Entertainment. He is an avid writer with awesome taste and an outstanding team-player.

Balázs LOVAS

Balázs started his writing career in the independent movie scene.

 

Since the age of 21, he has written 19 feature-length screenplays (11 of which have thus far been produced and released) and participated in the creation of a dozen TV series. In addition, he has worked on nearly 150 movie projects as a script consultant for the Hungarian National Film Fund. He is currently working on several series and film projects and he is one of the creators of our project BALATON BRIGÁD. 

 
 

Balázs LENGYEL

Having studied filmmaking at the Binger Filmlab and the London Film Academy as well as on the Sources 2 programme, Balázs has worked as a screenwriter on numerous feature films and TV projects.

 

Head writer on the second season of Golden Life, he also co-wrote and directed Lajkó - Gypsy in Space, a historical comedy drama that was screened at "A" category film festivals.

 

At Digic Pictures he has written and directed almost a dozen animated CG cutscenes and trailers for video games such as Call of Duty, Lost Ark and Destiny2. Balázs is currently working on his second feature film and a writer in our project BALATON BRIGADE.

 

Srdan VULETIC

A Bosnian filmmaker whose movies have won a number of international awards, Srdan is the writer behind the TV drama project FRUST, which received universal acclaim at the 2018 Sarajevo Film Festival’s Cinelink Drama Pitch. Armed with a unique outlook, an idiosyncratic authorial voice and a keen drive to create compelling stories, his talents are a valuable addition to the Joyrider roster.

 

Áron HORVÁTH

Áron Horvath graduated as a engineer from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics in 2002. He began his writing education in 2006 learning sreenwriting in the Analog Artist Film School, which was followed by his theater and drama writing studies in 2008 in the Hungarian Academy of Dramatic Art. 

In 2009 his screenplay Deep Water was awarded by Hungarian FILMJUS (Hungarian Society for the Protection of Audio-Visual Authors’ and Producers’ Rights). His comedy screenplay Father Figure brought him third place award in the 2010 Budapest Film screenplay contest.

Aron has spent the following years with television work writing episodes for the Hungarian crime series Hacktion and for the Hungarian television sitcom series Office Affairs,  both having large viewership. In 2013 he participated as screenwriter and co-producer in his first major short film The Developer, a co-production with director Robert Odegnal. The short film received prestigious awards in five international film festivals.

Aron is co-writer in HBO Europe since 2015, currently working on an HBO drama series development project and our project PANACEA.

Róbert ODEGNÁL

Robert is originally a graphic designer, gradually growing himself out into film directing and screenwriting. Besides working in the film industry he teaches graphic design and animation in an art school.

Robert graduated from the Hungarian University of Fine Art in 2003 specialised in graphic design. His diploma work was the sci-fi graphic novel ‘The Developer’, which won the most prestigious comic book award in Hungary, and later the Best Artist awards at the Eurocon sci-fi festival in Kiev. After finishing university he attended a screenwriting school at the Central European University, then continued his cinematography studies in the Analog Artist Film School learning film directing.

His several short productions were followed by the short film success ‘The Developer’ in 2014, a co-production with screenwriter Aron Horvath. The short film received several main awards in 2014 in popular international film festivals. 

From 2015 Robert has won three times in a row at Hungarian Media Service Support and Asset Management Fund’s applications with his short film projects (‘Noiré’, ‘Single Player’). Now he is just finishing the latest short titled ‘Selfie’.

As a screenwriter, Robert is currently developing a science fiction series for HBO Europe and he is the creator of our future noir procedural PANACEA.

 

Fanni SZÁNTÓ

Fanni Szántó graduated with a degree in Film Dramaturgy from Budapest’s University of Theatre and Film Arts in 2016. She is now a scriptwriter and story editor, and as well being employed in the latter capacity by HBO, she has worked on such movies as Invisibly, which had its premiere at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, and A Siege, which won a Student Academy Award in 2018. In the same year, Fanni’s short Last Call was named Best Student Film at the Sarajevo Film Festival. Shooting of her first feature, produced by Proton Cinema, began in September 2019. She is the author behind our short-form series project BATHROOM STORIES.

 

Stelana KLIRIS

Stelana Kliris is a South African Cypriot writer/director/producer with a background in production on
international film and commercial productions in Greece and Cyprus. Her first feature, COMMITTED,
which she wrote, directed and produced was distributed internationally and optioned for Hollywood
and German remakes. She also produced award-winning director Tonia Mishiali’s debut feature film
PAUSE which premiered at the 2018 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and has received
multiple awards since. She is currently developing several new projects including her second feature
film THE ISLANDER and the TV series LIFE UNEXPECTED which participated in the 2019 Midpoint TV
Launch Programme.