Timon Birkhofer and Jørg M. Kundinger are the producers and directors of the first documentary worldwide about crowdfunding. Over the course of two years, they observed dozens of crowdfunding projects and talked to experts from MIT, Harvard, NASA and the White House. Their crowdfunding documentary Capital C has received a lot of attention from the media and film distributors. It is screening at international film festivals like the Zurich Film Festival and will be released in movie theaters in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Japan in 2015. Before this project, Kundinger and Birkhofer worked in advertising and video production for European and international artists like Sunrise Avenue, AVICII and Lady Gaga.Read More
Pierre-Ange lL Pogam is founder of Stone Angels, a production and distribution company, which recently produced Grace of Monaco. He began his career by directing the movie theater La Clef in Paris, and heading the distribution company Les Films Molière. From 1981 to 2000, he held senior positions at Gaumont and led distribution, acquisitions, international sales, video and television. Under his direction films like 37°2 Le Matin, The Big Blue, Nikita, The Fifth Element and The Crimson Rivers were produced and distri- buted. From 2000 to 2011, Le Pogam was General Manager and Head of Development at the mini major EuropaCorp, which he founded with Luc Besson. At the moment, Le Pogam’s company Stone Angels has eleven movies and one TV mini-series in development.Read More
David currently heads up investments and corporate development for 451 Media Group, a technology focused IP development and entertainment company co-founded by Director, Michael Bay (Transformers, The Rock) and industry veterans from Google, Raine Group, and partners who've created brands that reached over a billion in sales for Hasbro, Mattel, etc. 451 works with highly accomplished talent and cutting edge technology to build, produce and invest into a portfolio of exclusive tech, IP, and films. Previous to 451, David was hired in 2000 at Google as one of the first 200 employees, and was the first executive to lead their overseas business development, sales and operations, launching their first international offices around the world.
Following Google, he co-founded two venture funds and invested into over 40 companies with 13+ acquisitions that include Tapulous (acq. by Disney), Posterous (acq. by Twitter), Olaworks (acq. by Intel), Scoopler (acq. by Google), ABitLucky (acq. by Zynga), Chai Labs (acq. by Facebook), Cue (acq. by Apple), Kabam, Chartboost, nWay, Wish, and others. David is also an LP in YCombinator and SV Angel. He is on the advisory boards of ASES (Stanford Asia-Pacific Student Entrepreneurship Society), and HPAIR (Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations).
Philip Lee is a film Producer and Financier. He has been involved many critically acclaimed and box-office hit films. Throughout his career he has worked to close the gap between US and Chinese filmmaking, from serving as a local line producer for Hollywood films in Hong Kong and China to creative-producing and financing of US-China Co-Productions. Last year he executive produced Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s "The Revenant” as well as the upcoming Justin Kurzel’s “Assassin’s Creed” together with his producing-partner Markus Barmettler. Together, they formed the financing and production company Facing East Entertainment.
Facing East is currently producing Peter Segal’s “Inversion”, a $136m Sci-fi action film for which Paul Haggis wrote the script. Facing East is also developing “Shipbreaker”, an adventure sci-fi film based on the same titled award winning book written by American Writer Paolo Bacigalupi to be scripted and directed by Paul Haggis.
His prior credits include: Tom Tykwer and The Wachowskis’ "Cloud Atlas", Chris Nolan’s "The Dark Knight", Ang Lee’s "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon", Chen Kaige's "The Emperor and The Assassin", Zhang Yimou’s "Hero" and Ronny Yu’s "Fearless". He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Arts at Nihon University in Japan, a Master of Fine Arts in Producing from The American Film Institute (AFI), and a Doctorate in Business Administration from Hong Kong Polytechnic University.