CAST & CREW
BEN - Barnabás Rohonyi
Although Barnabás is still one of the most promising students of the University of Theatre and Film Arts Budapest, he already works in prestigious plays in different theatres. His dancing talent will be a huge support for him in this short film where the movement is an accentuated element throughout the story.
NICO - Miklós H Vecsei
Miklós is not only a brilliant actor on stage and film but the co-founder of Stalker group, a creative community of young actors, dramaturgs, and directors. He is passionate about bringing culture in its all forms close to the audience with an accent on the youngsters.
WRITER - Baptiste Charles
Baptiste is a London-based emerging French author working for Raindance Film School since 2015, with several publications, stage, and screen pieces. His unique perception and understanding of the specific milieu of U up? is elaborate, sensitive, and in-depth.
DIRECTOR - Viktória Szemerédy
Viktória is a Budapest-based award-winning screenplay writer and director. As a former psychotherapist, she uses her diagnostic capability that penetrates the surface and an understanding of deep human emotions. Her attitude gives a unique quality to all subjects she touches. Her previous shorts, Pintu, Butterfly Daughter, and Metaphorms were screened at international film festivals and brought many awards home.
A short showreel from her previous works: https://youtu.be/zkB6nfHr_Ns
DOP - Péter Szatmári
Péter is an experienced, skillful cinematographer whose ability to create a unified and robust vision has been awarded several times internationally. Based on the significant number of feature films - among them, the international hits Liza, the Fox-Fairy, Kincsem or The Whisky Bandit - he completed, Péter's expertise in creating a powerful visual world is granted.
He worked with Viktória in her two previous short films, the festival hit Butterfly Daughter and the equally successful Metaphorms.
PRODUCER - Anna Botka
Anna started her career in the UK where she studied filmmaking and got her first job in post-production at Red Bee Media (formerly BBC) in 2011. She has worked together with HBO Europe where besides coordinating the production department, she has gotten involved with the writers’ room. She has been production coordinating international hit shows ever since.
PRODUCER - Alejandro Duque
Alejandro is a writer and producer. He has worked as Producer's Assistant on the films Archive, SAS: Red Notice, a handful of commercials, and the short films: Methaphorms and The Euphoria of Being. He is currently developing the production of the series Breaking Chains: The Theory, based on the novel of his authorship.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER - Jonathan Halperyn
Jonathan is the founder of Hero Squared in Budapest, Hungary. Hero Squared offers production servicing solutions across the CEE region and beyond, as well as the development and production of its own original film and TV content.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER - Daniel Kesmery
Daniel has worked in Budapest in a multitude of roles in the film industry over the last 15 years, including Department coordinator, editor, line producer, executive producer and producer. In 2016 he set up the production service arm of Korda Studios, producing international television and commercials in Budapest. He is currently a partner at Herosquared.
CREATIVE PRODUCERS- Gül Togay & Rita Balogh
Gül is an experienced and acknowledged producer of various genres (including award-winning fiction and documentary features, short films, and TV pieces), with important extensive experiences on the international market.
Rita is experienced in the documentary field both as a producer and creator. As the co-founder of the Budapest International Documentary Festival, she developed a skill for creating and developing new initiatives.