MEET THE DIRECTORS
DINA BURLIS – After working in banking for more than a decade, Dina took a leap of faith and enrolled in UCLA’s Professional Producing Program. She has since received a Master’s degree from Loyola Marymount University MFA Film and TV Production Program in Los Angeles.
After making several short fiction and non-fiction films, Dina found her passion in documentary filmmaking. She is committed to making films that empower women and tell inspiring stories of women who pave the way for the future generations to make their dreams come true.
JOY WOMACK: THE WHITE SWAN is a collaboration with Sergey Gavrilov and her first feature documentary. She is currently in post-production on her latest feature documentary, BREAKING BOUNDARIES, which tells the story of 2020 Olympic hopeful Nastasya Generalova as she attempts to become the first person of color to compete for the United States in rhythmic gymnastics.
SERGEY GAVRILOV – After graduating from the cinematography programs of VGIK and University of the Arts London, Sergey has shot more than twenty documentary films, including JOY WOMACK: THE WHITE SWAN.
Sergey’s other great passion is photography. He has worked for all of the top Russian glamour magazines, as well as for such international brands as Rowenta, Tefal, Danon, Samsung, Sony, Douwe Egberts and English First, M-Video.