about.

handplayed is a full service video production company, based in Sofia/Bulgaria. We shoot commercials, music videos, and films.

We produce, breathe out, and manage talent we love.
But we also develop our own weird projects.

IN SHORT

We are a team of young, driven and accomplished professionals with passion and expertise for challenging productions. We work with brands, artists, and organizations to help them create their audio-visual definitions. We pay special attention to high aesthetic standards, innovation, deadline compliance, and budget efficiency.

And we are constantly on the lookout for raw, undiscovered talent.

Our innate motivation for beauty, desire for development, and zest for originality fuel a genuine love for creating by incorporating new technologies, methods, and talent into traditional storytelling to produce rich audio-visual experiences.

CONTACTS

handplayed
55 Korab Planina Str., fl. 5
1421 Sofia, Bulgaria

+359 877 161 266
hola@handplayed.co

SERVICES

We do original video, photography, interactive formats, and films, leveraging an agile, craft production approach, in-house post-production facilities and a close-knit network of trusted creators to deliver cutting-edge quality at a range of budgets.

Content Strategy
Photo production
Concept development
Production design
Location scouting
SCRIPT WRITING
Casting
Production
Video Editing
2d & 3d Animation
Motion Graphics
Sound design & Mixing
AWARDS
Cannes young lions
EFFIE BULGARIA
FARA gold in Film Craft
FARA gold in tv Ads
IAB MIXX AWARDS
Bright Awards
So Independent Film Festival
Angel Ivanov
Founder, Producer

Angel founded handplayed in the summer of 2015 and has since produced tv and internet commercials for some of the largest brands in Bulgaria, several music videos, and awarded short films. He believes in the persuasive power of film and is willing to take wild risks to get an artistic vision or an important message across. He is also the co-founder of gourmet burger chain Skapto and an Endeavor Entrepreneur.

Vlady Gerasimov
Producer

Vlady spent 5 years working as an agency producer on tv commercials for brands the likes of Carlsberg, BMW/Mini, Somersby, etc., receiving awards from festivals such as Effie, Epica & FARA. In 2014 he won Gold in the prestigious Cannes Young Lions Film Competition. Since moving to handplayed, Vlady has explored the less commercial side of video, while also overseeing post-production and co-founding Bar Amok.

Virginia Venkova
Producer

Virginia started her career at handplayed back in 2015 as an assistant producer, but now runs projects on her own with an endless curiosity for new challenges. AKA Verjo, she believes that being positive and patient is key - if you really think something could happen and work hard for it, it will ultimately happen. No matter what that thing is. She is also the co-founder of Place 167, a boutique art space in Sofia.

Ivan Hristov
Production Manager

Ivan followed his dreams and plunged into the professional audio-visual industry by joining handplayed in 2017. He believes the producer’s position is best fit for him as he gets the unique chance to materialize imagination. However, he specialized in production management, cause his parents always wanted him to be a manager... His passion lies in unachievable projects, as he relishes achieving the deemed impossible.

Krasimira Krasteva
junior producer & production coordinator

Krasi's career started as an executive producer in theater, but she felt the desire to switch to the vaster audio-visual industry. This is how she found her way to handplayed. Krasi practices yoga almost every day with precision and self-awareness, perfecting her discipline while simultaneously clearing her mind, to become better at making professional decisions on everyday basis.

Daniyar Irgaliev
editor

Daniyar is a recent graduate of AUBG. He grew up in Almaty, Kazakhstan, where he got involved in various projects as a video editor. In university he rediscovered his passion for video & interned at handplayed to learn the production pipeline. Daniqué draws his inspiration from people and literature, as his biggest fear in life is limiting his mindset to his own thoughts and beliefs.