Dimitar Gochev
Director , Cinematographer , Producer



Over the course of the past decade, Dimitar Gochev has steadily put his talent as a cinematographer and his business acumen as a producer together to build up the quality of Bulgarian cinema. A student of art and cinematography, he gained his degree from the Bulgarian National Academy of Theatrical and Film Arts in 1991. Immediately after, he seized the opportunity to found SIA, which would become Bulgaria's largest and most successful television and film production company - merging TV, film and advertisement. Gochev continued to work on many of his company's films and commercials as the DP, pursuing his artistic goals. In 2000, in order to encourage Bulgarian film-making to find a larger international audience and foster international co-productions, Gochev founded Camera Ltd. With over 20 films such as "Mila from Mars", "Death and All the Way Back", "The Ships are Full", "Warden of the Dead","Shadows" and "Ave" many of which went on to win festival awards, Gochev is not slowing down, only refining his slate. He has worked with Academy Award nominated director Milcho Manchevski and is currently in a post-production on a film written by Jean-Claude Carriere and Giorgi Balabanov "The Petrov Files". In 2013 he has finished shooting the first Bulgarian psychological thriller genre movie “Roseville”, starting the American actor David Chokachi. And he is currently in production with the first Bulgarian “car chase” genre movie “Luce”. Furthermore, he is finishing the documentary "49 172", the story of the saving the Jewish population in WWII. In 2014 he will shoot two co-productions one "Nobody wants the night" starting Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe and Rinko Kikuchi, the other one "The Porcupine" with Rade Serbedzija, Karl Markovics, Franziska Petri.


With the support of the Eurimages Fund of the Council of Europe

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