WHO WE ARE

 

SMILES AND COFFEE MEDIA IS A GLOBALLY ACTIVE FULL SERVICE PRODUCTION COMPANY AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT SERVICE FOR PHOTO-STILL AND FILM-VIDEO SHOOTS. 

IN SMALL AND FLEXIBLE UNITS, WE SHOOT ALL SORTS OF CONTENT MATERIAL, MOVING IMAGES, CORPORATE FILMS, SOCIAL MEDIA STORIES AND INTERNATIONAL PRINT AND MARKETING CAMPAIGNS FOR FASHION, ADVERTISING AND ENTERTAINMENT.

BASED IN BERLIN AND CYPRUS, WE FURTHER COUNT OFFICES IN BUCHAREST -  ROMANIA, BUDAPEST - HUNGARY, KIEV - UKRAINE AND ALMATY, KAZAKHSTAN TO OUR PERMANENT PARTNER NETWORK. 

OUR MAIN BASE IS CYPRUS - BECAUSE THIS ISLAND AT THE BORDER OF THE EUROPEAN UNION, IS JUST A TERRIFIC GREAT PRODUCTION DESTINATION AND IT IS CENTRALLY LOCATED FOR ALL OUR ACTIVITIES. 3,5 HOURS FLIGHT TIME FROM PARIS, DUBAI, MOSCOW AND BERLIN.


FULL SERVICE PRODUCTION. INTERNATIONAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND RESEARCH. MODEL AND TALENT CASTING AND COORDINATION. LOCATION RESEARCH, SCOUTING AND PERMITTING. BUDGETING AND COST CONTROL. CONSULTING AND ART BUYING. CATERING AND ACCOMODATION BOOKING. TRAVEL SCHEDULES AND CUSTOMS & LOGISTICS. CREW SOURCING AND TEAM HIRE. PRODUCTION SCHEDULS AND TIMINGS. TRANSPORTATION AND VAN HIRE. EQUIPMENT RENTAL. AND MORE.

WHATEVER YOUR PLANS ARE, WE GIVE YOU SUPPORT.
YOU SHOOT IT. WE ORGANIZE IT.

THE TEAM

Svenson

Managing director and executive producer Svenson has spent the last 20plus years in the advertising and production world.  

He loves South East Asia and has a passion for traveling in general. He also holds strong relations to whole Eastern Europe. 

Svenson does all international research and location checks, to ensure that all is set and ready to go, when the teams arrive.

svenson@smilesandcoffee.com

Olena

Olena Yankovska is Head of Production for Ukraine.

Born and based in Lviv, Ukraine, Olena comes from the background of model management, having worked as a model herself and later as an agent, she understands to network all across Europe and beyond. She studied psychology at Lviv Ivan Franko University and later co-founded OFF Laboratory, a Lviv based cross-platform production collective.

olena@smilesandcoffee.com

Timur

In 2018 Timur and I teamed up, to offer full production service in Kazakhstan.

Timur comes from a background of video editing; he is a skilled director of photography himself and also a trained motion graphics animator. He's a color grader and retoucher and loves to polish details and give final touches to pieces of work.

However, he decided one day, to jump into active frontline production as well and today Timur is leading all our Kazakhstan shoots.

timur@smilesandcoffee.com

Balint

Balint, an art director and photographer himself, runs a complex of rental studios in the heart of Bucharest, Romania, and is managing partner of a long established production service in Bucharest. 

Since 2019 he manages Budapest, Hungary as well; together with his team partner David.

Since spring 2018 Balint is part of the Smiles and Coffee family. 

Romania and Hungary both offer stunning locations, ranging from mountain landscapes to baroque castles and art deco buildings in their various cities. Have a look into our Romania section to get a first impression.

balint@smilesandcoffee.com


INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH

WE LOVE THE INTERNATIONAL ASPECT OF OUR PROFESSION. AND WE HAVE LONG EXPERIENCE IN SHOOTING IN OTHER CORNERS OF THIS WONDERFUL WORLD. 

IF YOU PLAN TO SHOOT IN A NEW ENVIRONMENT, SEND US FIRST, TO RESEARCH PRODUCTION CONDITIONS AND SET THINGS STRAIGHT.

FULL SERVICE PRODUCTION

YOU CAN HIRE SMILES AND COFFEE FOR OUR FULL PRODUCTION SERVICES OR JUST ASK FOR PURE FIXING SERVICES OR BOOK ONE OF OUR EXPERIENCED PRODUCERS FOR YOUR LOCAL SET SUPERVISION.

WE DO WORLDWIDE CASTING AND FULL LOCATION SERVICES AS WELL.

LOCAL SUPPORT

WE ARE HAPPY AND PROUD TO HAVE SUPPORTED MANY OTHER PRODUCTION HOUSES, WHO CAME TO BERLIN OR CYPRUS OR HAVE SENT US OUT INTO THE WORLD, TO DO RESEARCH FOR THEM, DELIVER SUPPORT OR LEAD A PRODUCTION IN THEIR NAME.

WE BELIEVE IN GLOBAL NETWORKING AND TEAM PLAY. SHARING IS CARING.


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