Andrey Deryabin, producer, member of the ACE Producers Network, was born on March 23rd, 1963
To 1989 : Faculty of Literature, Saint-Petersburg State University 1986-93 : Library File Editor, Saint-Petersburg State University; and then Deputy Director of the University Library. Since 1992 : Works with ABC (USA) as a local producer in Saint-Petersburg (news and special projects) 1993 : Founds Hermitage Bridge Studio.The Hermitage Bridge Studio was founded with participation of the
State Hermitage Museum in 1993. HBS is an independent media production
company with its office in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. We are producers
with a passion for great international stories, including major
feature co-productions, original debut movies, theatrical
documentaries and theatrical/music performances. HBS is a partner of
one of Russia’s two largest studios, Lenfilm Studios, which provides
HBS with necessary production facilities.
Highlights in 2003 included
the worldwide critical and box-office success THE RUSSIAN ARK by
Alexander Sokurov (Official Selection in Cannes Film Festival 2002;
winner IFC VISIONS AWARD Toronto Film Festival 2002). Co-produced by
HBS and Egoli Tossell Film AG (Germany), filmed entirely in the State
Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Sokurov’s breathtaking film
recreates 300 years of the Russian history and culture.
HBS has also produced more than 20 TV events and participated in the
- Joint projects with the Guggenheim Museum and with such TV-companies
as ABC (USA), NBC, ARD, ZDF (Germany),
- Co-production of the Emmy Award-winning, landmark concert film PAUL
McCARTNEY IN RED SQUARE in 2003,
- Full-length feature film TRANCE by Teresa Villaverde, co-production
with Gemini Films (Portugal / France). TRANCE premiere screening was
held in Cannes IFF in 2006,
- BORDER 1918 co-produced with Jounifilmi (Finland), Svensk
Filmindustri (Sweden), Studio 217 (Moscow, Russia) in 2007-2008,
- Full-length feature film THE LAST STATION by Michael Hoffman,
co-production with Germany / UK / Russia in 2008-2009.
In development in 2009:
- Short feature YOU ARE WITH ME, HBS production,
- Full-length feature film SYMPHONY, co-production with Germany and
the U.K. Set in the thick of World War II, “The Symphony” is the
based-on-truth story of the performance of Dmitry Shostakovich’s 7th
Symphony in the city of Leningrad besieged by Nazi troops.
- Feature documentary LEO TOLSTOY: GENIUS ALIVE, production of HBS /
RGAKFD. LEO TOLSTOY: GENIUS ALIVE will tell audiences all over the
world his real own story of his last two years, his death, funerals
and the national grieving on his demise on the basis of the unique
original footage shot 100 YEARS AGO and carefully stored in the
Russian State Archives of Film and Photo Documents (RGAKFD,
- JUHANNUS – is a nowadays love story taking place between
Helsinki and St. Petersburg, co-production with Finland
1997 – “Twinning”: Three-session workshop for co-productions, organized by international program MEDIA – EUREKA.
2005 – EAVE (European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs) Program. EAVE is a leading European media training program providing long and short seminars - workshops and forums - as well as continuous services on-line to European producers and professionals.
2005 – Country representative in E*M*P*A (European Motion Picture Producer’s Association)
2006 – 2007 ACE 16 Session (Ateliers du Cinema Europeen - "a European training programme and mutually supportive network of producers serving independent cinema")
2008 – Creation of the new division in Saint-Petersburg – Russian Co-production Bureau