Denis Dobrovoda studied Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the University of Oxford, and Film Directing at the École Internationale de Création Audiovisuelle et de Réalisation in Paris.
During his career he has written and directed a number of narrative short films including Apparition, which was screened at 40 international film festivals across all continents and won 12 awards. It is currently in worldwide TV distribution on ShortsTV.
For the last two years he has worked in various roles on a number of TV projects for Dr Pluto Films, a Fremantle Media affiliated production company. Most of their projects were developed for leading UK TV channels including the BBC, Channel 4, ITV, and MTV.
In 2015, an advertisement he developed and directed with Casual Films in London won the RAD Awards Young Talents Competition. He occasionally work as a photojournalist and his work has been featured in magazines including Slate and Roads and Kingdom.
At the moment he is working on a feature length documentary.
Ted Byron Baybutt has worked in film production for over 15 years and is director of London’s Chasing The Bear Films production company. His most recent short films include multi-award winning ‘SexLife’ and ‘Surgery’. Ted also directs and produces corporate films for clients including Hiscox Insurance, Capita Personnel Development and Royal Mail.
Ted’s previous career included production managing at BBC Solent, for programmes including BBC News and Children In Need, and over 50 productions including The Mummy. Ted produced and directed short film “Putt”, which was screened before a Disney Vin Diesel film in the UK and directed nationally critically acclaimed play, “Auntie & Me”.
Ted is currently in pre-production on an international feature film, and consulting Managing Director at Festival Formula, a successful company strategising film festival submissions for a growing base of filmmakers.
Allison Edwards is a producer of Savage with over 30 years of experience in in the industry, mainly as a hair and makeup designer.
Her work allows her to continue her love of the creative arts, carrying her into the world of beauty, music, theatre, television and her greatest passion, film. Allison’s love for her craft grew naturally and she’s worked on sets for ITV, Channel 5, BBC, The Mobo Awards and The Eurovision Song Contest. In theatre, Allison worked on internationally acclaimed ‘Black Heroes in the Hall of Fame’, which ran for 25 years.
She has worked alongside world class directors including Paul Greengrass, Richard Eyre, John Akomfrah, Carol Morley, Zola Maseko and Rikki Beadle-Blair and her film credits include, ‘The Other Man’, ‘Kiss Of Life’, ‘Who needs a Heart’, ‘The Murder of Stephen Lawrence’, ‘Sex Life’, ‘Knit Your Own Karma’, ‘Fit’, ‘Bashmen’, ‘Butterfly’, ‘The Story of Lovers Rock’ and ‘Dreams of a Life’. Her makeup clients include; Mariah Carey, DMX, LL Cool J, Ice Cube, Treva Ettienne, and Keira Knightly and more.
Andrew Alderslade is an award winning cinematographer, who has shot various feature length projects, documentries and over 30 short films. Utilising all crafts and technologies from the antique to the cutting edge, he relishes every challenge that film-making can produce. His TV credits include work for BBC, Sky and ITV, working with a mélange of talent from Freida Pinto to Terence Stamp.
Growing up in London, early projects included music videos with artists like Toddla T of Radio 1. Wanting to develop his craft he went to the NFTS to study under the guidance of Brian Tufano BSC (Trainspotting, Billy Elliot) and there shot the reality-pilot 'Newton's Law' (Dir. Sean O'Riordan, Winner NY-TV Festival Best Independent Pilot) and the short Chemistry (Dir. Remy Bazerque) staring Al Weaver and Lilly James (Cinderella, Downton Abbey).
After leaving the school he shot various shorts, music videos and commercials including the winning ‘Paranoid’ (Dir. Remy Bazerque) for Mozzilla Firefox, awarded the Panavision Prize by Edward Norton, at the Cannes 2012 Film Festival. Work on shorts continued including ‘The Ideal Wife’ with veteran director Philip Saville (Metroland) and ‘The Things He Never Said’ (Dir. Col Spector) with Ruth Negga.
His features include the award winning ‘Making It’ (Dir. Stephen Glover) a quirkly romantic look of South London creatives and he received a Best Cinematography award at the Maverick Movie Awards in L.A. for the feature 'Two Down' (Dir. Matthew Butler). 'Two Down' has also one Best UK Film at MANIFF and Grand Jury Prize at Amsterdam International Film Festival.
Juliet worked as a scenic artist for Terry Murphy’s Scenery, where she worked on many productions including Phantom of the Opera, Follies, Orpheus and the Underworld, and the Coloured Museum. She then went on to gain a BA Hons in Theatre/ Set and Costume Design at Central St Martins School of Art and Design. Upon completing the latter Juliet has worked as a designer within Theatre and Television, designing for Royal Court, BBC2, Channel 4, and latterly Opera. With a varied career path in the arts, Juliet has managed to expand her knowledge base along the way gaining a BA Hons in English Literature from Birkbeck, University of London, and a BA Hons in Architecture from London South Bank University. Juliet was production designer on Savage
Andrea Gamble is the director of Larger Than Life Stagewear - a costume hire studio which was responsible for costume design on Savage. She has a large collection of period costumes and since 2007, has been hiring to members of the public, production companies, independent film-makers, and schools, for plays, television programmes, and corporate and private events.
Andrea was delighted to be asked to design and supply the costumes for “Savage” especially since her stock of costumes for the period covered in the film were ideal for the scenario. “It was a new experience for me, costuming a whole film and it took a while for me to understand all the requirements involved, but with the help of the Director and Producer, I was able to assemble costumes to present the characters as required by the writer and the film-maker. I found the process challenging especially involving costuming the cast and extras, and greatly enjoyed working with a team of dedicated people. It was an extremely rewarding experience.”