The Team

DIMITAR PETROV

Dimitar is not justq the founder of Studio Zmei – his workday is a roller-coaster of CEO appointments, Creative Director and Background and Layout team tasks. Life was easier back when he worked for Cartoon Network Studios Europe, but is sure wasn’t as dynamic and fun. The dream of creating an animated series, based on Balkan folklore and traditions, brought Dimitar back to Bulgaria, where he began work on The Golden Apple project, and later created Studio Zmei.

It was through the magic of The Golden Apple world that he met…

ELENA RAZPONDZHIEVA

Elena is part of the owners of Studio Zmei and its Executive Producer.

Except to Studio Zmei, she has dedicated her attention to a VFX studio based in Sofia where she is also a producer and a lovely personal passion – yoga.

Back in the day, through her love for film, animation and gaming, she entered the amazing world of the video game industry, where she gained extensive production experience in great companies.

The work she did there is special to her, but no project is as dear to her heart, as The Golden Apple series, where she met…

ELENA RAZPONDZHIEVA

Elena is part of the owners of Studio Zmei and its Executive Producer.

Except to Studio Zmei, she has dedicated her attention to a VFX studio based in Sofia where she is also a producer and a lovely personal passion – yoga.

Back in the day, through her love for film, animation and gaming, she entered the amazing world of the video game industry, where she gained extensive production experience in great companies.

The work she did there is special to her, but no project is as dear to her heart, as The Golden Apple series, where she met…

MOMCHIL STEPANOV

Keep the cameras rolling. Momchil, is not only a talented artist, an amazing singer and an incredible voice actor, but he is also the third partner in the co-founding of Studio Zmei and one of the voices in The Golden Apple series.
Just like a real superhero, he perfectly balances his professional career as an actor and his life at home, where his beautiful wife and his lovely little daughter fill his days with joy and inspiration.

Momchil is the perfect voice to the wonderful characters animated by…

STANISLAV TSVETKOV

The Lead Animator of Studio Zmei – Stanislav brings to the table the magnificent creative talent of someone who spent 17 years tirelessly working in the field of animation. Supervising the animation process and giving impeccable technical direction are just some of ways his valuable abilities are used in the studio.
If this isn’t enough to convince you that Stanislav is an unstoppable force, you should know that he fell in love with animation thanks to a cartoon poster that hung on the wall of his childhood room, and when he grew up, he worked on the sequel to this very same movie.

His professional experience is also enriched the fact that he taught 2D animation in ZMEI Academy – a project of the Studio which was also supported by….

STANISLAV TSVETKOV

The Lead Animator of Studio Zmei – Stanislav brings to the table the magnificent creative talent of someone who spent 17 years tirelessly working in the field of animation. Supervising the animation process and giving impeccable technical direction are just some of ways his valuable abilities are used in the studio.
If this isn’t enough to convince you that Stanislav is an unstoppable force, you should know that he fell in love with animation thanks to a cartoon poster that hung on the wall of his childhood room, and when he grew up, he worked on the sequel to this very same movie.

His professional experience is also enriched the fact that he taught 2D animation in ZMEI Academy – a project of the Studio which was also supported by….

KRIS FILIPIUK

Patience, competence and a really hard to pronounce Polish name are just a few of the things Kris brings to Studio Zmei. His specialties lay in the realm of organization, problem solving and exciting board game nights.
Kris’s extensive experience as a Project Manager made him a priceless part of the creation of the pilot episode of The Golden Apple and an indispensable asset to every future project Studio Zmei undertakes. With the help of countless whiteboards, colour-coded spreadsheets and his trusty Production team, he can tackle any problem.

All of those turn him into a valuable member of the management team of Studio Zmei – just like..

JANA MILOSHEVA

After 6 years of working as a freelancer, Jana fell in love with the idea of Studio Zmei and she brought her rich experience as a Communications and Events Specialist to the party.

Nowadays you can usually find her running circles around the management of the internal and public communications of the Sudio, rushing about, phone in her hand, spilling coffee everywhere and cracking jokes about her precious 6-year-old son. Simply put – saying that the is unstoppable would be a huge understatement.

JANA MILOSHEVA

After 6 years of working as a freelancer, Jana fell in love with the idea of Studio Zmei and she brought her rich experience as a Communications and Events Specialist to the party.

Nowadays you can usually find her running circles around the management of the internal and public communications of the Sudio, rushing about, phone in her hand, spilling coffee everywhere and cracking jokes about her precious 6-year-old son. Simply put – saying that the is unstoppable would be a huge understatement.