Born in Germany, raised in Ukraine, Serge is a self-made Cinematographer and Lighting Gaffer, and a Co-Producer at DA! FILMS.
In the industry since his teens, Serge Svetnoy is experienced in every aspect of filmmaking’s technical side. He represents classical school of Cinematography using light as the medium of expression.
Serge has worked on dozens of feature films and shot hundreds of award-winning television commercials and music videos in his career. His practical knowledge of on-set production brings working solutions for every aspect of your project.
He’s proud to have partnered on-set with Pawel Edelmann, Tony Kaye, Vilko Filac, Shane Hurblutt, Andrij Parekh, Jallo Faber, Jonathan Sela, Roman Vasyanov, Robbie Ryan, Jean-Paul Seresin, Jean-Louis Vialard, Britta Mangold, Sebastian Pfaffenbichler, Ben Dolphin, Maher Maleh, Daniel Gottschalk, Franco Paroni, Serge Roman and many others.
Valerie Phil is a Global Producer and Creative Director with more than 20 years of experience of advancement and excellence.
Having worked with the companies from the UK, Canada, Germany, Spain, France, Australia, Russia, Japan, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Finland, the Arctic Circle and Asia, she opened DA! FILMS in Los Angeles in order to bridge productions across markets of Europe, Asia and the USA.
With a business degree, and extensive production experience, Valerie is the logistics expert who makes sure your project is on point, on time, and on budget.
She is proud to have learned from and worked with Martin Campbell, Ken Loach, Roger Spottiswoode, Vadim Perelman, Jean-Pierre Roux, Vilko Filac, and many other acknowledged Directors.
Her reel counts over 300 projects in advertising, feature ﬁlms, short ﬁlms, documentaries, reality TV and art projects, print campaigns, that received prestigious awars like: Cannes Lions, Boards, Shots, FIAP, Epica, Asia Paciﬁc AdFest Film.
DA!FILMS is a full service production company for television, cinema, music video, advertising, social message campaigns, and more.
Specializing in collaborations between filmmakers in the United States and European countries, DA!FILMS is uniquely qualified to serve your global needs. With representation in Los Angeles and Kyiv, we are bringing together writers, directors, filmmakers, and production services to connect across the continents for a seamless experience.
Whether you want to break into the American market or tap into East European resources, DA!FILMS can deliver international service with home grown confidence. Our team is built on worldwide experience and can do business in English, Russian, Ukrainian, and French.
Singularity Song, a collaboration between filmmaker, artist, and performer Rachel Mason and OGURI a Butoh-influenced dancer and choreographer, who explores the physics of black holes through rapturous large-scale video
B A R E N T S B U R G
Barentsburg is a Russian coal mining town on the Norwegian island, Spitsbergen, the northernmost inhabited place in the world. Adrian Briscoe and Valerie Phil spent a summer documenting the lives of the people there and also offered a free film school to miners, scientists and their children. The films they helped make are fused with the non-fiction narrative, and the film subtly changes from a documentary into a work of fantasy fiction.
United States Artists
Derby Film Festival UK
Chicago Underground Film Festival 2014