• Elcid Asaei

    Crimson Black is the brainchild of upcoming Writer, Director and Editor, Elcid Asaei. Born out of his passion for films and filmmaking, the label develops and produces diverse visual content that ranges from music videos and films, to promos and showreels.

    Passionate about communicating stories visually, Elcid followed his Master’s degree in Film Studies at UCL, with a spell in journalism and photography, before making his filmmaking début with the award-winning short documentary, Revolutionary Roads (Rahayeh Enghelab in Farsi), which premièred at Sheffield DocFest and went on to win the Current TV ‘Short Cuts’ prize in 2011.

    2013 proved a big year for Crimson Black, with the completion of ambitious shorts Piranha and Sun up Sun down, alongside pre-production on a number of other projects, including a unique animated film (The Cage), and two feature length films currently in development.

    Watch this space for more news, and keep an eye on our portfolio section for updated video highlights.

  • Tom Swacha

    Tom Swacha is a London based casting director and producer. Tom has a very strong background in music, linguistics and mathematics; however his true passion is film and TV. He started out as a supporting artist on various feature films, TV series and other productions, but has since moved on to work behind the camera.

    With strong interpersonal skills, and a deep, working knowledge of business, Tom realised his potential in the production side of filmmaking, and made his debut as a casting director and production manager on an ambitious short film by the title of “Piranha”.

    Since then, Tom has further developed his skills and experience in this area, and has been the casting director and production manager behind a number of successful short films and music videos.

    Currently, Tom is making his debut as a producer and production manager on a short animation by the title of “The Cage”, and two feature films in development.

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