My grandfather was Dimitri Vladmiroff, a Cossack who fled Russia with his pianist wife during the Russian Revolution. Arriving in Canada in 1921, the Vladimiroffs were required to put in time as labourers at a farm in Chatham, Ontario, but the farmer they worked for learned of their history and relieved the Vladimiroffs of their duties so they could move to Toronto and establish a dancing school. Having arrived after several of Anna Pavlova's performances, the Vladimiroff's timing was perfect for satisfying Toronto's hunger for Russian ballet.
On the the other side of my family, my grandparents grew up in East London, which is where I have also been based since 1989. And now, I have further complicated our mixed-heritage family history by marrying a Brazilian, so I should definitely have no excuse not to know how to dance! All I can say is that I'm working on it! Fortunately, our young daughter absolutely adores dancing and she is now learning Russian ballet in London. So everything has really gone full circle!
Watch my short documentary about dance artist Alesandra Seutin
Beside Bowie - feature documentary for Emperor Media The Most Dangerous Band in the World: The Story of Guns N' Roses for Emperor Media, BBC4 Camden Calling - for Mosaic Films, Why Poverty? series, BBC Storyville
Anton is simply a great story-teller... he really listens to the creative brief and becomes part of the team which enables him to get to the heart of my productions.
Anton is professional, a team player, a leader and creative spirit that I look forward to working with again in the future.
Vicki Igbokwe, Founder of Uchenna Dance
EASTERN EDGE FILM FUND
The Eastern Edge Film Fund is a unique partnership between Film London, Vision Redbridge & Waltham Forest Council, providing finance, script development and training opportunities to new talent in London.
As Executive Producer on Film London's "Eastern Edge Film Fund", Anton has overseen the production of over 20 short films since it began in 2006.
Executive Producer for "Eastern Edge Film Fund" as part of Film London's "London Calling" including these award-winning short films: Little Soldier - directed by Stella Corradi Winner of Special Mention at London Calling Awards at the BFI 2016
Stop - directed by Paul Murphy Official competition Palm Springs Film Festival
Walk Tall - directed by Kate Sullivan Danny Boyle's Film of the Month on Shooting People 2012
Jimmy Will Play - directed by Mawaan Rizwan Winner of Audience Award at Film London Awards 2011