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Gabriela Tscherniak

Cohensisters Entertainment
TV/Commerci Director

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Beverly Hills, CA 90210
United States

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that are looking for a director to shoot their commercials, corporate film, music video, TV series, Wepisodes, brand or image films or feature film

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Award-winning Filmmaker, Gabriela Tscherniak was born in Riga (Latvia) and is of German-Jewish descent and derives from a family of distinguished musicians and artist such as the famed “Arkadij Rajkin.” (Russia’s Charlie Chaplin, legendary Regime critic and Comedian). She earned distinction as a director in Europe and North America during her studies at Central St. Martins in London and Pratt Institute New York, where she completed several shorts that were accepted into international festival competition, including the The North by Northwest Film Festival and The Leeds International Film Festival. The Cannes and Venice Film Festivals soon followed after Tscherniak graduated from the Master’s program of the American Film Institue (AFI) in Los Angeles and completed her award-winning youth drama, BERLIN NIGHTS. Following her Berlin Night's success she was invited to direct the Psycho - Thriller Sound Hunter by LA based production company Kings Road Entertainment. Known for her versatility and fluency in four languages, Tscherniak has made a name for herself in Russia during the last three years directing for network television. In 2007, she was hired to creative produce and direct the TV series TUNGUS METEORITE for A-media Moscow. Later that same year, Tscherniak was hired by Sony Moscow to helm several episodes of the Russian adaptation of FOX TV's “Married with Children”. In addition in 2008 Gabriela was selected Europe wide with another eight European director’s to prepare a fiction-documentary pitch for the European Space Agency (European equivalent to NASA) and won. She was invited a 2nd time and got selected to direct also ESA’s commercial spots. She also directs musicvideo's amongst which are her recent work for Universal Music Group T'es Gentille for the upcoming Franch Chanson artist Sam. 2010 she directed the first season of the Russian adaptation of CBS Television's CSI (known as “Sljed”) for the country’s largest broadcaster, Channel One. She has devloped together with her writing partner Kamala Lopez the script for LEGAL AFFAIRS and partnered with RHEINGOLD FILMS, BELLADONNA PRODUCTIONS NYC & EPIC PICTURES LA to produce the NYC-set romantic comedy in 2012. She is represented in the United States by talent management firm Cavaleri & Associates and the law offices of Claire Ambrosio. In Germany she is represented by Cornelia Partmann, Velvet Management Agentur and in Moscow by Nelly Yaralova, Stardust Agency.. Commercial representation for Italy, Spain, Mexico, Eastern Europe, Asia and Middle East by Aylene Gardiner. DIRECTOR'S CV Education: 2000- 2002 M.F.A. (Masters Film Directing) at American Film Institute (AFI) in Los Angeles. 1998-1999 Directing Exchange (Erasmus Grand & Exchange Programm) at Pratt Institute New York. 1997-2000 BA (Hons) in "Fine Arts and Film" at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, London. Homepage German Director's Guild BVR profile link:   German Agency link Most Recent Award: "Berlin Nights" Audience Award at Red Shift Festival (New York) Audience Award at Experimental Film Festival (Vienna) Cinema & TV 2011 | 10 "Sljed" (Several Episodes) ("CSI" Adaption) (Director) Teleroman Productions for 1. TV channel (Russia) TV Serie 2007 | "Happy Together" ("Married with children" Adaption) (Director) Sony Moskau for TNT (Russia) Sitcom 2007 | "Tungus Meteorite" (Director) Amedia Moskau for 1. TV Channel (Russia) Mini- Serie 2005 | "Berlin Nights" (Written & Directed) Cohen Sisters GmbH Theatrical Movie "Defenders of Riga" (Director 2nd unit) Platforma Films (Latvia) Theatrical Movie 2002 | Homefront (Written & Directed) American Film Institute Starring: Shelby Kemper, Christa Engelskirch & Brant Cotton 2001 | Bird's Eye View (Written & Directed) American Film Institute Starring: Marina Kalinina, Brant Cotton & Rodney Charles 2001 | Rebecca (Written & Directed) American Film Institute Starring: Maia, & Jeff Lebau 2000 | Willy & Ute Starring: Olen Holm, Natasha Paulick & John Stanley Haas Central Saint Martins London 1998 | The Pimp The Tramp & The Policeman Commercials Starring: Christiano Collari, & Tamsin Irwin Central Saint Martins London 2008| ESA (Director) Commercials and Spots for European Space Agency (ESA) Cohen Sisters GmbH 2009| Adlershof Technology Park (Director) Art Core Agency, Sunny Side Up Production Berlin 2011| President Commercial (Director) Brandworks Moscow Music Videos and Promos 2011 Kamalya „Blizsko/ Faking“ produced by Philipp Krykorov, ISTIL Kiyev 2010 SAM „T’es Gentille“, Polydor/Universal Music Group France 2008 Joseph Fines at Cinema for Peace, Interview and Promo for 1st TV Channel Russia 2001 Pre(e), Ulftone 2001 Sex in Dallas, Kitty Yo Berlin 2000 Elbee Bad, Gigolo Records

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