Janek Ambros - Producer/Founder
Janek Ambros is a writer/producer/director and founder of Assembly Line Entertainment, a financing and production company formed in 2012 that has produced over a dozen films ranging from narrative films that have premiered at festivals such as Venice, Sundance and TIFF to documentaries and experimental films from around the globe.
Notable films as producer include "Monica" which was nominated for the Golden Lion at the 2022 Venice Film Festival and won the ARCA CinemaGiovani Award, "Human Capital" starring Liev Shrieber and Marisa Tomei and "Ten Thousand Saints" starring Ethan Hawke and Hailee Steinfeld.
Notable films as a writer/director include "Le Quinze Mai à Paris" produced by Barbara De Fina (Goodfellas, Casino), "Imminent Threat", which tackles the War on Terror's impact on civil liberties and executive produced by Academy Award nominee James Cromwell, and the theatrically released psychedelic comedy he co-wrote and directed, "Mondo Hollywoodland," also executive produced by Cromwell. His most recent film, "Ukrayintsi u Vyhnanni" is short documentary about an anonymous Ukrainian citizen telling her story about the Russian invasion. It was shot on the border of Poland and Ukraine and is executive produced by two time Academy Award winner Janusz Kaminski which will premiere at the Morelia Film Festival and won best documentary at the 76th Salerno Film Festival.
Robbie Leacock - Producer
Originally from London, Robbie has a truly unique blend of expertise and experience as a producer of independent film, sports broadcasting, animation and television.
Robbie spent several years producing content for the sports broadcaster Supersport in South Africa before moving to the United States. He co-produced the political documentary ‘Imminent Threat’ for director Janek Ambros and executive producer James Cromwell. In 2016, Robbie joined Potboiler Productions (The Constant Gardener, A Most Wanted Man) in London where he was assistant producer on Stanley Tucci’s ‘Final Portrait’ with Geoffrey Rush and Armie Hammer and Lenny Abrahamson's 'The Little Stranger' with Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson and Will Poulter.
Robbie then returned to South Africa and worked as associate producer on Gideon Raff’s (Homeland, Tyrant) 2019 thriller ‘The Red Sea Diving Resort’ with Chris Evans, Haley Bennett, Sir Ben Kingsley. He has also written and produced a children's animated series 'ImagiMates' and will produce Assembly Line's first TV series 'The Flat Tires', which he also wrote.
Marcus Hart - Filmmaker/New Media
Marcus is a filmmaker from Albany, New York. He was educated at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and has since gone on to become a vital part of Assembly Line Entertainment, where he has flourished as a writer, director, and producer. He has in particular a strong commitment to the celluloid film medium, and recently teamed up with Kodak as a writer/director/producer of a film entitled "The Present" shot on their new Kodak Pro 8. For films coming out in 2019, Marcus wrote "Mondo Hollywoodland" and co-produced for the feature film "Tape" directed by Deborah Kampmeir.
Jing Xue - Producer
Jing Xue is a Bejjing producer and filmmaker who received her B.A. degree in 2010 at The Beijing Film Academy. For nearly a decade she produced many films from all over the world, including being nominated by Hong Kong Film Awards in 2017, Hindered Flowers Awards and Berlin Film Festival. Her work spans unscripted, narrative, and commercials.