COMEBACK IN VIENNA

Viktor Perdula

Marc Baron

Producer

Director/Writer/CoProducer

An accomplished and passionate professional based in Europe with extensive experience in organizing and managing projects while keeping a tight hold on budgets. Offering considerable and progressively senior experience within production spanning film, television and internet media across Europe and Austria with strong ties to the US as well as Canada and the UK. Offering a unique blend of creative, commercial and technical skills.

In 2002 Viktor Perdula established his company JewelLabs Pictures. With his business he works in different fields of the media landscape participating in fiction and non-fiction feature film and serialized projects as Line producer or UPM.

The best of all worlds was a national success at the box office as well as winning 5 Austrian Film Awards amongst a lot of international festival recognitions. Since 2018 Viktor works in development on feature films and documentaries as Creative Producer as well as co-Writer.

Past Projects include The Magic Flute (with F. Murray Abraham), Wolfgang (documentary on Wolfgang Puck), Appearances, Lacrimosa, and Hallmark’s Christmas in Vienna.

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Performing and directing since a teenager, Marc attended university as a drama major with emphasis on performing and directing. Fred Kelly, a choreographer, and dancer, and Gene Kelly’s brother who taught Gene how to dance. It was Fred who mentored Marc early. When Marc began his professional career, he quickly discovered the untold world of a “Stand-in,” working directly with top directors and cinematographers. Marc’s directing training put him in high demand. He worked with cinematographers William Fraker, Donald E. Thorin, Carloe De Palma, Zhao Fei and Dejan Georgevich… with directors Woody Allen, Sidney Lumet, Andrew Bergman, Alan Rudolph, and Herbert Ross … and with actors Matthew Broderick, Dustin Hoffman, Sean Connery, and Sean Penn.

He has been serving on the NY Board of SAG-AFTRA over 14 years and is the 9-year Shepherd of The Lambs, America’s oldest professional theatrical organization and is the president of its foundation. For over 30 years he has worked on directing, producing, or performing at events for The Lambs, which included the first staging of the play which has become our Comeback in Vienna.

Joe Cirillo

Co-Producer [US]

Joe Cirillo entered the world of film after retiring from the NY police department thanks to the help of director Mike Nichols, which led Joe to his first film role in The Godfather. Other films include Ghostbusters, Splash, Harry and Tonto, and Someone to Watch Over Me. Joe co-starred as Detective Malfitano in the TV series Eischied starring Joe Don Baker, where he also was the assistant to the show’s producer, technical advisor and location scout.

He was technical advisor for the Kojak TV series. As a location scout, Mr. Cirillo worked on many movies including They Call Me Bruce. On the film NY Cop, Joe was location manager,
production manager, and unaccredited writer but credited as Associate Producer.

He was the President and co-owner of Film World Security and Movie World Security – each providing security to film sets and celebrities. Some clients included Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Tom Hanks, Robert DiNiro, and Al Pacino.

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