Essence Film



Igor Dovgal

Managing Director/Producer

Igor Dovgal was born in Ukraine, 1973. After his diploma in journalistic at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, 1996, he was employed for five years as an author, editor and moderator for radio and television. 2005 he graduated his second studies at the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg with a diploma for film and television production. Since 2006 he works as the study coordinator of the screenplay department at Film Academy Baden-Württemberg.

Since 2009 he is the CEO of the Film Production Company Essence Film GmbH in Ludwigsburg.


Marek Beles

Film Director/Producer

Marek Beles was born in the Czech Republic in 1975. During college in Zurich he created several short films and worked partly as camera operator for Swiss Television SRF. From 1998 to 2005 he studied film direction at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg (Ludwigsburg), Germany. He graduated 2005 with his first feature film “Stages”.

Today he is working for the Swiss TV Channel SRF, creating serial formats for the kids television and youth channels. He works for Essence Film as Producer and Director.


Petr Beles

Managing Director

Petr Beles was born in 1978 in the Czech Republic. After college in Zürich, he was working four years for different enterprises in the IT sector.

From 2002 to 2008 he studied at the University of St. Gallen and graduated with a Masters Degree in International Affairs and Governance. After two years of experience as manager for serval companies he founded his Data Warehousing Company and in 2011 he is working partly as Managing Director for Essence Film Zurich.