Idea: MANFRED WIESNER
CAMERA: GRIGORY MANYUK, MANFRED WIESNER (PARIS)
CAMERA ASSISTANTS: STEFAN LASSONCZYK, NATALIA KUZNYETSOVA
FILM MUSIC: DAN SARKISSOV
EDITED BY: PHILLIP GROMOV
PRODUCTION LEAD: MANFRED WIESNER
PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS: NATALIA KUZNYETSOVA, IRINA LA LICATA, WOLFRAM HUBER, MERLIN FRUEHWALD, THERESIA CECH
DIRECTED BY: GRIGORY MANYUK, MANFRED WIESNER (PARIS)
SOUND DESIGN: JOHANNES HAMPL
VOICE DESIGN: JÜRGEN SCHLAG
Manfred Wiesner | Filmmaker
Born in 1975 in Salzburg, Austria. He attended film production
and directing courses at Raindance in London, specialized in
documentaries at News-On-Video in Vienna, and followed Daniel
Meyers in camera tutorials in Paris. In 2012 he met Juri Elperin
and inspired by his story he decided to turn it into a film. ‘The
Translator’ is his first feature documentary. Manfred currently
lives in London.
Grigory Manyuk | Filmmaker
Born in 1947 in Odessa, he studied filmmaking in the Moscow College
for Cinematography. Since 1992 he’s been working as a documentary
director and cameraman in Moscow and Berlin for independent films
as well as the tv (WDR, RTVI, DW, ARTE). Works include: ‘Nathan,
the Sage, 300 years after’ (2001: 30min), ‘Flashback’ (2003:
cameraman, director Herz Frank: first prize winner NICA 2004 Russia
and ARTE 2003), ‘German lessons’ (2011) an autobiographical film.
Philipp Gromov | Editor
Philipp Gromov lives and works as a freelance editor in Berlin.
He studied music in the HfM in Detmold. His main interest lie
in documentary and music productions. Works include: ‘Make
Love’ (2013-14, TV Series), ‘Zelim’s Confession’ (2013,
director: Natalia Mikhaylova), ‘The other Chelsea’ (2011,
director: Jakob Preuss).
Johannes Hampel |Sound designer
Johannes Hampel is a sound designer who currently lives
and works in Berlin. He studied sound in HFF Potsdam.
Works include: ‘Make Love II’ (2014, director: Tristan Ferland
Milewski ), ‘Breaking Horizons’ (2012, director: Pola Beck), ‘My
Prince. My King’ (2011, director: Ciril Braem).
Romanus Fuhrmann |Voice Actor
Romanus Fuhrmann is a Berlin based actor working in film, TV, theatre and
the opera and provides voices for the radio and audio books in German. He
studied in 1990 in Wien at the MW Max Reinhardt Seminar. He has performed
in various roles including ‘Smith’ (‘the Threepenny Opera’, director: Klaus Maria
Brandauer, 2006) and ‘Mayor Domo’ (R. Strauss ‘Ariadne in Naxos’, Teatro
Municipal Santiago de Chile, 2011).
Stefan Lassonczyk |Camera Assistant
Stefan Lassonczyk studied electronic media in ‘Hochschule der
Medien’ (HdM) in Stuttgart. His school project ‘Gleis 9’ (director:
Raphaela Nitz , 2012), under the supervision prof. Stuart Marlow
,reached first place in the U.F.O. competition for Shortfilms &
Advertisement in Leipzig. Previous filmographie includes:
‘Politisch Korrekt’ (short film, director Dejan Simonovic, 2012).