Writer / producer / director
Kristina Grozeva got her first university degree in journalism from the Sofia State University. For a while she worked as a journalist for leading Bulgarian TV broadcasters, until she decided to enroll in the National Academy for Theater and Film Arts (Sofia, Bulgaria), where she studied film directing in the class of prof. Georgi Djulgerov and associate professor Svetoslav Ovtcharov. Her student short films won several awards at international student film festivals. This is also where she met Petar Valchanov, with whom she started to collaborate on student projects. This evolved naturally into a permanent collaboration not only in filmmaking, but also in life.
Writer / producer /
director / editor
Petar Valchanov is the son of renowned Bulgarian painter Valchan Petrov. Following in his fatherÕs steps, he graduated art school in his home town of Plovdiv, but then changed directions and moved to Sofia to pursue his passion for film. He graduated film directing at the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts, in the class of prof. Ludmil Staikov. His graduation short film “Family Therapy” won the Jameson Short Film award at Sofia IFF in 2008. In the academy, he met his better half, creative and life partner Kristina Grozeva.
Writer / development assistant
Decho Taralezhkov is the son of late Bulgarian composer and arranger Decho Taralezhkov (Sr.). After a misguided attempt at studying sociology in Munich, he returned to his native Sofia and enrolled in the National Academy of Theater in Film Arts, where he graduated Dramaturgy under prof. Stanislav Semerdjiev Ð Stanley. There a mutual friend introduced him to Petar Valchanov. A few times over the years, he came very close to working with Petar and Kristina, both separately and in tandem, until their schedules finally coincided on the film “Glory”. Decho has been working with Kristina and Petar ever since, developing new projects, managing existing ones and 1st assistant-directing their upcoming third feature, “The Father”.