The Secret Life of Ivan

An inside look at the life of the man, the host, the actor, and the legend: Toronto-based founder and organizer of The Actor's Place, Ivan Wanis-Ruiz.

***Official Selection: 2017 Canada Shorts Film Festival – Honorable Mention***

  • John Krissilas
    Producer
    Mulberry Lane, Borrowed Time, SNIPS
  • Lena Burmenko
    Producer
    AFTER, Namaste, Playground
  • John Krissilas
    Director of Photography
    Mulberry Lane, Borrowed Time, SNIPS
  • Lena Burmenko
    Director of Photography
    AFTER, Playground
  • Rosey Tyler
    Contributing DOP
  • John Krissilas
    Editor
    Mulberry Lane, Borrowed Time, SNIPS
  • Lena Burmenko
    Editor
    AFTER, Playground
  • Adnan Umer
    Narrator
  • 151 Productions
    Production Company
    Mulberry Lane, Borrowed Time, SNIPS
  • Gracias Productions
    Production Company
    AFTER
  • John and Lena Krissilas Burmenko
    Created by
  • Film Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 19, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • KinoTO Screening Night
    Toronto
    Canada
    June 13, 2017
    Canadian Premiere
Director Biography

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 – http://graciasprod.wixsite.com/graciasproductions
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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