Bella Donna

Desperate for the love of femme fatale Bella Donna, a star-crossed stock broker invites her to a secret garden to make one final, poetic pitch. It’s "Romeo & Juliet" with a "Basic Instinct" twist.

"Badass and seductive." – Yerark Perret, KinoTO Attendee

"Impressive." – Justin Hay, Founder of Toronto Shakespeare Workshop

***Official Selection: 2017 Canada Shorts Film Festival – Award of Commendation***

  • John Krissilas
    Director
    Mulberry Lane, Borrowed Time, SNIPS
  • Lena Burmenko
    Director of Photography
    AFTER, Playground
  • John Krissilas
    Writer
    Mulberry Lane, Borrowed Time, SNIPS
  • Lena Burmenko
    Writer
    AFTER, Playground
  • John Krissilas
    Producer
    Mulberry Lane, SNIPS
  • Lena Burmenko
    Producer
    AFTER, Namaste, Playground
  • Aman Corr
    Key Cast
    “Bella Donna”
    AFTER, Playground
  • Dwayne Wilson
    Key Cast
    “Ross Montague”
    La vie d'un Clown, SNIPS, Rencontre
  • Tomato & Cheese Productions
    Production Company
  • John and Lena Krissilas Burmenko
    Created by
    The Secret Life of Ivan
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Romance, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 49 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 9, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.2:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • KinoTO Screening Night
    Toronto
    Canada
    February 21, 2017
    Canadian Premiere
Director Biography - John Krissilas

John Krissilas and Lena Burmenko are award-winning writers, directors, producers, and actors based out of Toronto, Canada.

They produce films and web series through their joint production company Tomato & Cheese Productions and through their individual companies 151 Productions and Gracias Productions.

Awards:
Lena Burmenko – Dan Willmott Award (for having the biggest impact on the most number of films, TAPFest V Film Festival)

Award Nominations:
John Krissilas – Best Production, Top 5 Judges' Pick for the Audience Choice Award (for Mulberry Lane at TAPFest V Film Festival)
John Krissilas – Best Director (for SNIPS at TAPFest IV Film Festival)

Links:
Filmmaker Profile – https://filmfreeway.com/JohnandLenaKrissilasBurmenko
151 Productions – http://www.151pro.co
Gracias Productions – https://www.graciasproductions.com
IMDb Profiles –
John Krissilas: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm8218358/
Lena Burmenko: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm7810924/
Contact – tomatoandcheese19@gmail.com

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