Portfolio Commercials / Films / Music Videos
HandPlayed is a Sofia based award-winning production company, focused on developing high quality interactive and traditional audio-visual projects. We are a small team of young, driven and talented professionals who have passion and expertise for challenging productions. We pay special attention to high aesthetic standards, innovation, deadline compliance, and budget efficiency. Our innate motivation for beauty, desire for development, and youthful energy fuel a genuine love for creating by incorporating new technologies into traditional storytelling to produce rich audio-visual experiences.
Handpicked artists. Well-played strategies. HandPlayed Productions.
Angel Ivanov, CEO & Producer
Angel graduated from the American University in Bulgaria with double major in Business Administration and Mass Communications. His professional career started at one of the leading production companies in Bulgaria. In the summer of 2015 he founded HandPlayed Productions and has since produced TV and internet commercials for some of the largest brands in Bulgaria. His commercial productions have been awarded Gold at the national advertising festival. He was the executive producer of Maybe Tomorrow by Martin Iliev – awarded Best Bulgarian Short Film at SoIndependent Film Festival and In The Palace Film Festival, 2017. He replays lucid neoistic visuals subconsciously when running 5k every other morning.
Vlady Gerasimov, Producer
Vlady is an experienced producer with a background in advertising – he spent 5 years working as an agency producer, where he produced TV commercials for both local and global brands, including Carlsberg, Johnson & Johnson, BMW/Mini, Somersby, and others, receiving numerous awards from festivals such as Effie, Epica, FARA, etc. His interests and expertise range from video editing, sound design, post-production, 2D motion design to theater acting and music performances. Vlady holds a degree in Mass Communications from the American University in Bulgaria, and in 2014 became the first Bulgarian Gold Winner at the Cannes Young Lions Film Competition. He replays random guitar chords while looking at multi-layered timelines.
Virginia Venkova, Producer
Virginia has a degree in Public relations from Sofia University. She started her career as an Assistant Producer in HandPlayed back in 2015. Currently she is managing her own projects with an endless curiosity for new challenges. “Verjo” believes that we always have to find the best solution to the client’s expectations and figure out what the team is capable of within the time and budget constraints. She replays trip memories in her head since travelling to her is like soul food, necessary to de-stress and get back to work with renewed vigor, that also helps connect with new people and improve interpersonal skills.
Ivan Hristov, Assistant Producer
Ivan has a degree in Business Administration and Political Science from the American University in Bulgaria. As soon as he graduated, Vankata decided to follow his dreams and plunge into the professional audio-visual industry. He is one of the new members of HandPlayed, occupying the position of an Assistant Producer. He believes the producer’s position is best fit for him, because you get the unique chance to materialize imagination. Each idea is a separate opportunity to a different life, that Ivan would like to experience. Aside from filmmaking, Ivan enjoys theater, tennis, and mountain hiking. He replays steps aside from reality to drain ideas from a better place.
Krasimira Krasteva, Production Coordinator
Krasimira graduated Publishing from Sofia University and Performing Arts Management form NATFA. Her career started as an Executive Producer in theater, but she felt the desire to switch to the vaster audio-visual industry. This is how she found her way in HandPlayed Productions. Krasi is currently occupying the position of a Production Coordinator. Good communication, clear goals and sincerity are core values to a good producer, according to her. Krasi replays complex ballroom dance moves with precision as she believes that sport teaches you discipline while simultaneously clearing your mind, leading to better decisions on everyday professional basis.
Freya, Security Manager
Freya graduated from the Princeton Dog University with a double major in Applied and Computational Mathematics and Racewalking, spending a semester abroad at the South-West University in Bulgaria. Right after graduation, Freya decided to pursue her passion and in 2016 she joined HandPlayed. Currently, Freya is occupying the position of a security manager. For a year now, she managed to sustain flawless security measures both in the office and on set. In her spare time, she replays Deep Blue vs. Kasparov from 1996 and reads 17-th century English literature.
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