Filmmakers

The Creative Team

Producer Roberto Bessi, world class award-winning film maker.

Writer Ted Nicolaou, wrote Etruscan Mask, Dragonworld, Leapin' Leprechauns, and the recently-released Disney documentaries for Bambi, Fantasia, and Dali and Disney: A Date with Destino.

Roberto BessiProducer Roberto Bessi comes from a film-making family. He is a producer, writer and production manager with a career spanning nearly four decades. He is the driving force behind the State Film School Rome (Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia), which prepares young film-makers. He is well known both in Italy and USA, and a respected film maker, both old school and at the same time innovative, enjoying challenges and new approaches. He is especially skilled organizing and over- seeing the entire production process, from conception to distribution and film festivals.

Recent Films: Mozzarella Stories (post- production, 2011), Ten Winters (Dieci Inverni) (2009-2010, received 28 awards), Red Gold (2012 release), The Etruscan Mask (2007), Modigliani (2004, released in France), A Good Woman (2004), starring Helen Hunt and Scarlett Johansson. Worked on the production of Ladyhawke (1985), starring Michele Pfeiffer and produced by Richard Donner.

Ted NicolaouWriter Ted Nicolaou's first film was the Student Academy Award nominated apocalyptic short Southern hospitality. Moving from Texas to Los Angeles, he first worked as a film editor, honing his craft on a dozen low-budget features.

He wrote and directed the cult science fiction comedy Terrorvision. For Paramount Home Video, he created the atmospheric gothic thriller Subspecies, the first American/Romanian co-production, shot on location in Transylvania. For Moonbeam Entertainment and Paramount Home Video, he co-wrote and directed the home-video family hits Remote and Dragonworld (Best International Children's Film, 1994, Ruhr International Film Festival and Cinemagic Audience Best Feature Film Award, 1994, Northern Ireland International Film Festival), and the enchanted comedies, Leapin' Leprechauns and Magic in the Mirror.

Recently, he has written a number of innovative DVD and Blu-ray documentary bonus features for Walt Disney Home Entertainment, including Behind Walt's Story Meetings for the recently released Diamond Edition Bambi, and the feature length documentary Dali & Disney: A Date with Destino, for Fantasia about the little-known friendship and collaboration between Walt Disney and surrealist painter Salvador Dali to produce the world's first surrealist cartoon Destino.

Hansa productions

The Producing Company

It is the mission of Hansa Productions, LLC, to produce films that inspire hope, expand human awareness beyond self-imposed limitations and prejudices, and contribute to a spirit of unity, brotherhood and global cooperation.

The Management and Advisory Team

Shivani LuckiShivani Lucki is president and co-founder of Hansa Productions LLC. She has a bachelor degree in Business Administration and did post-graduate work in jurisprudence at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She is a founding member of the Ananda movement in the United States and Europe.

 

 

Nandini Valeria CerriNandini Valeria Cerri is co-founder and Director of Communications of Hansa Productions LLC. She has a bachelor degree in Foreign Languages and speaks fluently English, Spanish and French, besides her native Italian. For ten years she has been the Vice-president and Director of Communications of Ananda Edizioni publications in Italy.

 

 

Production Advisors

Production Attorney

Caroline Raufi, Esq., Raufi Law Leigh Leshner, Attorney at Law Christopher J. Corabi, P.C.