Eric Abraham is a film, television and theatre producer, best known for producing Jan Sverak’s Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning film Kolya (Best Foreign Language Film, 1996). A South African-born former journalist and human rights activist, he became a producer of BBC TV’s Panorama before going on to form his own production company, Portobello. He produced a number of acclaimed television dramas including John le Carre’s A Murder of Quality and the BBC TV’s primetime crime series Dalziel & Pascoe.
Films he produced include Roald Dahl’s Danny the Champion of the World, with Jeremy Irons; Jan Svěrák’s films Dark Blue World, Empties and Kooky; Tim Roth’s The War Zone; Jez Butterworth’s Mojo and Jiri Menzel’s The Life and Extraordinary Adventures of Private Ivan Chonkin and Joshua Marstons The Forgiveness of Blood. As a theatre producer his credits include Hugh Whitemore’s adaptation of Pirandello’s As You Desire Me with Kristin Scott Thomas and Bob Hoskins; Christopher Hampton’s Embers with Jeremy Irons; the 2008 Olivier Award-winning The Magic Flute/Impempe Yomlingo (Crystal Globe for Best Opera, Paris); and Athol Fugard’s The Train Driver (The Fugard and Hampstead Theatres). In 2010, he founded and underwrote the construction of The Fugard Theatre in Cape Town (www.thefugard.com) and became its founding and executive producer. His current Fugard Theatre production of Richard O’Brien’s musical THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW is currently playing at The Fugard and David Kramer’s South African adaptation of Willy Russell’s West end hit musical BLOOD BROTHERS opens in Cape Town in September. He is a member of AMPAS, BAFTA and the European and Czech Film Academies.
Graduated from English Literature Departament of University of Lodz since 1995 she has been working for Opus Film , independent film production company in Poland, for the last 15 years managing projects development and execution
Member of EFA , tutor in Lodz Film School.
“Ida” dir. Pawel Pawlikowski, feature film, Polish-Danish co-production
“Congress”, dir. Ari Folman, feature film, Polish –German-Belgian-French– Luxembourg–Israeli co- production
“Aglaja”, dir. Krisztina Deak, feature film, Hungarian – Romanian-Polish coproduction
“The King of devil’s Island”, dir. Marius Holst, feature film, Polish-Norwegian coproduction
“Spring 1941”, dir. Uri Barbash, feature film, , Polish- Israeli co-production.
“Mr. Kuka’s advice” dir. Dariusz Gajewski, feature film, Polish-Austrian co-production.
“Retrieval”, dir. Slawomir Fabicki, feature film
- Producer, owner of Opus Film – a film production company in Poland.
- Graduated from Law Faculty at the University of Wroclaw in 1973 and Film Production Faculty at The Polish National Film School in Lodz.
- Since 2004 European Film Academy member.
- Board Member of The National Chamber of Audiovisual Producers
Filmography (Feature Films – Producer):
FILMS RECENTLY PRODUCED AND CO-PRODUCED
Ida 2013, feature film, dir. Paweł Pawlikowski, coproduction
The Congress 2013, feature film, dir. Ari Folman, co-production Cannes Film Festival 2013 Directors’ Fortnight
Aglaja 2012, drama, dir. Krisztina Deak, co-production
Spring 1941 2007, drama, dir. Uri Barbash, Polish-Israeli coproduction