Born in Budapest, Hungary, Les moved to USA at age eleven. After many years as an award-winning advertising art director and graphic designer, he shifted his attention to working as the agent of a unique group of fine artists and photographers. He published several limited-edition sculptures and art prints with HR Giger. He is also a curator of cutting-edge exhibitions.
Under his own imprint Barany Books (Scapegoat Publishing), he conceived and published “Carnivora - The Dark Art of Automobiles”. Also an actor, he is due to appear in the feature Astrid’s Saints, a mystery drama by the award winning Italian filmmakers Mariano Baino and Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni.
Zev Deans is a director of award-winning and disturbing music videos. He is also the driving force behind Panorama Programming, based in Brooklyn, New York.
His most recent projects include directing a short Alien film for 20th Century Fox, filming a music video in Transylvania with the collaboration of Kodak Film, and restoring and curating a collection of never-before-screened films by and about the legendary surrealist H.R. Giger, in collaboration with Leslie Barany. All these films can be seen at TIFF 2017 in the H.R. Giger Portrait sidebar!
Cosmin was in fashion photography and advertising for 20 years. When he turned 40, he decided to only work on the projects he believed in. He published Bumbata, an photography album describing the life of the inmates from the Aiud Penitentiary, that earned him two design awards.
He won many photography awards, including First Prize in the Architecture sidebar of the Sony World Photography Awards with his project Conjugal Room. Since 2013, he’s been living and travelling in a motorhome with his partner, journalist Elena Stancu. Their feature debut, documentary The Last Caldarash, will be screened in the Romanian Days at TIFF 2017.