About us

MQ Pictures aims to nurture bold creative visions and produce high quality feature films, documentaries and tv series on subjects that matter. In every aspect of our work we develop long term collaborations as to have continuity in our artistic vision and allies in our endeavors. Our theatrical distribution aims to marry the release on each title with an adequate communication strategy with a vision and scope. We often organise intensive workshops for filmmakers: writers, directors and actors for cinema. We have produced 4 feature films, 2 documentaries and other shorter audio-visual projects. We have a slate of projects in different stages of development and preproduction: 4 feature film projects, 3 of them are debuts of our students and one limited TV series in progress.

Zornitsa Sophia

Director, Screenwriter, Producer, Actress

Zornitsa Sophia is Master of Fine Arts, major in painting, exhibited at over 70 art festivals and shows internationally, while as a volunteer she organized and restored the church and the murals in Sofia Male Prison together with the prisoners before switching to filmmaking. Her debut feature as writer, director and producer is MILA FROM MARS, 2004, with 16 awards, over 60 festivals, Bulgarian submission for the Academy Awards and a national box office hit. Following are the documentaries DEATH AND ALL THE WAY BACK, 2005 and MODUS VIVENDI, 2007, and the features FORECAST, 2009, VOEVODA, 2017 and MOTHER, 2022. She has directed more than 50 episodes in 7 prime time TV series, two of them she started as the first director. She stage directed the awarded theater play WHEN THE RAIN STOP FALLING by Andrew Bovell and the Opera ZAKHARI, THE PAINTER, by composer Marin Goleminov, which opened the season 2019/2020 of National Opera and Ballet in Bulgaria. Her films are awarded or screened at major film festivals like Warsaw, Goa, Shanghai, Cairo, Sarajevo, Busan, Mar del Plata, Moscow and over 160 others, received 28 awards, two of her feature films became national box office hits and two were selected as Bulgarian submission for the Academy Awards. Zornitsa Sophia served as a jury at dozens of film festivals and regularly leads workshops on filmmaking at home and abroad, her teaching style being “learning by doing”.

Petar Minchev

Producer, Stunts Coordinator, Location Manager

A pilot and anti-terrorist squat member, Petar is active in the filmmaking as a Stunt Coordinator for over 20 years with a filmography with over 40 US and Bulgarian films. The last 10 years he is also the Executive Producer of all productions of MQ Pictures.

Zvezdomira Bozhana 

Screenwriter, Actress, Assistant producer

Zvezdomira Bozhana is a Bulgarian actress and screenwriter, and assistant producer at Mountain Queen Pictures. She graduated the International School of Screen Acting in London, UK and later studied Filmmaking at the New Bulgarian University in Sofia, Bulgaria. 

She wrote, directed and produced short films „Vortex“ (2020), “Where are you?” (2021), “Vasil Abadjiev – the forgotten genius” (2022) and is in production of short films “Alone” and “All of me”. Zvezdomira is author of the idea and co-writer of teen dystopia feature film “Fly!”, a Bulgarian-Italian co-production currently in development with MQ Pictures than won the National Subsidy for production. She is assistant producer and assistant director  of the production of the feature “Zvezda“, writer director Kamen Stoyanov, currently in post-production.

Kristin Bumbaroff 

Screenwriter, Assistant producer

Kristin is a screenwriter, assistant producer, assistant director, architecture student and specialist in mediation and mediation on set.

Activities

Film projects development

Producing feature films, documentaries and high-end TV series

Service-production of foreign audio-visual projects - commercials and films

Intensive workshops for Screenwriters, Directors and Method Actors