Victoria Films is a development and production company with offices in the UK and Russia, that sets up to tell unique stories for a worldwide audience.
The company was founded in 2015 by Anna von Dziembowska and Maxim Dashkin, former classmates at the prestigious NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
Victoria Films focuses on character driven content with strong commercial appeal. From contemporary topics to historical events, the company is producing stories across a range of different genres such as drama, comedy and biopics. By now Victoria Films has developed a diverse slate of projects that have received awards at key film festivals including Venice and Cannes.
THE PENCIL, a feature film by Natalya Nazarova, is in post-production and has been has been selected for the 16th Hong Kong – Asia Film Financing Forum. FAR FRONTIERS, written by award winning screenwriter Boris Frumin, is to be shot in 2018 with the support of the Ministry of Culture of Russia. THE LONGEST BIRTHDAY, from Israeli writer Savion Einstein and funded by the German Federal Film Fund, will go into production in early 2019. A recently attached THE FLIGHT OF THE WASP tells a story of the inventor of the World-famous scooter Vespa, and is being developed as a UK / France / Italy co-production within EAVE producers´ workshop.
After reading Political Science at university, Anastasia went on to study screenwriting and directing at one of the most renowned film schools in Russia VKSR. She has more than six years’ experience in film production, helping bring to life international projects that explore the richness of the world and its people. Her credits include the first Russian-Brazilian co-production RUSSIAN RED (Brazil, 2016) and THE PENCIL (Russia, 2018). Participant of Torino Film Lab, Hong Kong – Asia Film Financing Forum and European Work-in-Progress, judge of Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition and member of selection committee of IndieLisboa international film festival, Anastasia joined Victoria Films in 2016 where she focuses on development and bringing in emerging talent and outstanding stories from around the world.