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News & Updates

"Marked", a Sandwich Fam original sci-fi mystery web series created by John Krissilas & Lena Burmenko, has been picked as an Official Selection to be screened at Miami Web Fest.

Oct 3, 2018

"Marked", a Sandwich Fam original sci-fi mystery web series created by John Krissilas & Lena Burmenko, has been picked as an Official Selection to be screened at Baltimore Next Media Web Fest.

Sept 16, 2018

 

"Marked", a Sandwich Fam original sci-fi mystery web series created by John Krissilas & Lena Burmenko, has won an award at New Jersey Web Fest for Best Writing in a Drama, Thriller, or Sci-Fi (John Krissilas and Lena Burmenko).

Sept 16, 2018

Matthew Edison's short film "Synthesize", starring Jay Lemak and Lena Burmenko, is now on YouTube! Click here to watch.

Sept 7, 2018

"Mulberry Lane", a short dystopian thriller by John Krissilas starring Lena Burmenko, Phoenix Dávila and Kalyna Fisher, is now on YouTube! Watch here..

Aug 25, 2018

 

"Marked", a Sandwich Fam original sci-fi mystery web series created by John Krissilas & Lena Burmenko, has received 7 award nominations at New Jersey Web Fest:

Best Actress in a Drama, Thriller, or Sci-Fi (Aman Corr)
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama, Thriller, or Sci-Fi (Lena Burmenko)
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama, Thriller, or Sci-Fi (John Krissilas)
Best Writing in a Drama, Thriller, or Sci-Fi (John Krissilas and Lena Burmenko)
Best Special Effects/Video Effects (Lena Burmenko)
Michael J. Ajakwe Jr. "Don't Wait Create!" Award
Outstanding Thriller Series

Aug 14, 2018

"Marked", a Sandwich Fam original sci-fi mystery web series created by John Krissilas & Lena Burmenko, has been nominated for Best Thriller and Best Production Design at Seoul Web Fest.

July 18, 2018

"Marked", a Sandwich Fam original sci-fi mystery web series created by John Krissilas & Lena Burmenko, has been picked as an Official Selection to be screened at Wendie Webfest Hamburg.

Jul 16, 2018

"Marked", a Sandwich Fam original sci-fi mystery web series created by John Krissilas & Lena Burmenko, has been picked as an Official Selection to be screened at Tuscany Web Fest.

Jun 25, 2018

Episode 5 of "Marked", a Sandwich Fam original sci-fi mystery web series created by John Krissilas & Lena Burmenko, is now on YouTube. Click here to watch.

Jun 18, 2018

"Marked", a Sandwich Fam original sci-fi mystery web series created by John Krissilas & Lena Burmenko, has received the Award of Recognition at Best Shorts Competition.

Jun 18, 2018

"Marked", a Sandwich Fam original sci-fi mystery web series created by John Krissilas & Lena Burmenko, has won Best Web Series at New York Film Awards.

Jun 10, 2018

"Marked", a Sandwich Fam original sci-fi mystery web series created by John Krissilas & Lena Burmenko, has won Best Web Series at The Monkey Bread Tree Film Awards.

Jun 8, 2018

"Marked", a Sandwich Fam original sci-fi mystery web series created by John Krissilas & Lena Burmenko, has been selected as a Semi-Finalist at New York Film Awards.

Jun 6, 2018

"Marked", a Sandwich Fam original sci-fi mystery web series created by John Krissilas & Lena Burmenko, has been picked as an Official Selection at Depth of Field International Film Festival.

Jun 3, 2018

"Marked", a Sandwich Fam original sci-fi mystery web series created by John Krissilas & Lena Burmenko, has been picked as an Official Selection to be screened at New Jersey Web Fest.

May 30, 2018

"Marked", a Sandwich Fam original sci-fi mystery web series created by John Krissilas & Lena Burmenko, has received the Award of Recognition at Accolade Global Film Competition.

May 30, 2018

Lena Burmenko was featured alongside John Krissilas as part of eBOSS Canada's Aspiring Talent Series. Read the article here.

May 29, 2018

"Marked", a Sandwich Fam original sci-fi mystery web series created by John Krissilas & Lena Burmenko, has been picked as an Official Selection at Los Angeles Film Awards.

May 27, 2018

"Marked", a Sandwich Fam original sci-fi mystery web series created by John Krissilas & Lena Burmenko, has been picked as an Official Selection at Top Shorts Online Film Festival.

May 23, 2018

"Marked", a Sandwich Fam original sci-fi mystery web series created by John Krissilas & Lena Burmenko, has been picked as an Official Selection to be screened at Seoul Web Fest.

May 20, 2018

"Marked", a Sandwich Fam original sci-fi mystery web series created by John Krissilas & Lena Burmenko, has been picked as an Official Selection at Festigious Los Angeles Online Film Festival.

May 14, 2018

"Marked", a Sandwich Fam original sci-fi mystery web series created by John Krissilas & Lena Burmenko, has been picked as an Official Selection at the International Online Web Fest.

Apr 2, 2018

Episode 4 of "Marked", a Sandwich Fam original sci-fi mystery web series created by John Krissilas & Lena Burmenko, is now on YouTube. Click here to watch.

Mar 28, 2018

"Bella Donna", a romance thriller by Lena Burmenko and John Krissilas, is now available for viewing on YouTube. Click here to watch.

Mar 8, 2018

Matthew Edison's short film "Synthesize", starring Jay Lemak and Lena Burmenko, screened at the Jackman Hall of the AGO as part of the Toronto Shorts International Film Festival.

Mar 3, 2018

"The Secret Life of Ivan", a documentary film by Lena Burmenko and John Krissilas, is now available on YouTube.

Feb 2, 2018

Episode 3 of "Marked", a Sandwich Fam original sci-fi mystery web series created by John Krissilas & Lena Burmenko, is now on YouTube. Click here to watch.

Jan 16, 2018


"Marked", a Sandwich Fam original new sci-fi mystery web series created by John Krissilas & Lena Burmenko, is officially wrapped its Season 1 principal photography!. Click here to watch the episodes so far.

Dec 22, 2017

Two films by Lena Burmenko and John Krissilas received awards from the Canada Shorts - Canadian & International Short Film Fest. "Bella Donna", a romance thriller starring Aman Corr and Dwayne Wilson, received the Award of Commendation, and "The Secret Life of Ivan", a short documentary film, was awarded an Honorable Mention.  

Nov 26, 2017

Episode 2 of "Marked", a Sandwich Fam original new sci-fi mystery web series created by John Krissilas & Lena Burmenko, is now on YouTube. Click here to watch.

Oct 24, 2017

Performed at the 26th annual Ukrainian Independence Day Festival in Centennial Park. Video of the performance can be viewed here.

Aug 19, 2017

Episode 1 of "Marked", a Sandwich Fam original new sci-fi mystery web series created by John Krissilas & Lena Burmenko, is now on YouTube. Click here to watch.

Aug 10, 2017

"AFTER", a short romance drama film by Lena Burmenko,  is now on YouTube. Click here to watch.

Aug 1, 2017

"Marked", a Sandwich Fam original new sci-fi mystery web series created by John Krissilas & Lena Burmenko, is coming soon to YouTube. Click here to watch the teaser.

Jul 27, 2017

Dating Beyond Borders' "You Know You Are Dating an IRISH Man When..." is up on YouTube. Click here to watch.

Jul 21, 2017

Recently did a photoshoot with Ashes Photoworks. You can view the photos on the MODEL page.

Jul 19, 2017

First episode of Lena Burmenko and John Krissilas' comedy web series "Nice Jim Diesel", starring Jim Ordolis, is out now! Watch here and subscribe to the Sandwich Fam channel for more episodes. 

Jul 17, 2017

Took part in a comedic segment for Dating Beyond Borders. Link coming soon.

Jul 4, 2017

Recently did a photoshoot with Richard Kelly. You can view the photos on the MODEL page.

Jun 25, 2017

"The Secret Life of Ivan", a documentary film by Lena Burmenko and John Krissilas, screened at Kino T. O.'s One Year Anniversary Screening.

Jun 13, 2017

Recently did another photoshoot with Kevin Shack. You can view the photos on his website or on the MODEL page.

Apr 26, 2017

"AFTER" (a film by Lena Burmenko), and "SNIPS" (a film by John Krissilas featuring Lena Burmenko as one of the actors), screened at the Carlton Cinema as part of  the Toronto Short Film Festival on Thursday, March 16th.

Mar 16, 2017

"Bella Donna", a film by Lena Burmenko and John Krissilas, screened at

Kino T. O.'s  Winter Screening Night.

Feb 21, 2017

Did a couples photoshoot a few months ago with John Krissilas, shot by Judd Asoyuf. You can view the photos on the MODEL page.

Feb 14, 2017

 

Recently did a photoshoot with JRV Productions. You can view the photos on the MODEL page.

Feb 12, 2017

"AFTER" (a film by Lena Burmenko), and "SNIPS" (a film by John Krissilas featuring Lena Burmenko as one of the actors), got selected to be screened as part of  the Toronto Short Film Festival this March 13th-17th.

Feb 8, 2017

Recently did a photoshoot with Isaac A Photography. You can view the photos on the MODEL page.

Jan 31, 2017

 

Modelled for a portrait lighting photography workshop lead by Stephen M Loban. Some of the photos taken by the wonderful photographers during the workshop can be viewed on the MODEL page.

Jan 19, 2017

Recently did a photoshoot with Matt Stratton. You can view the photos on the MODEL page.

Dec 21, 2016

Signed with Teri Ritter of Hines Management

Dec 14, 2016

 

"AFTER" (a film by Lena Burmenko), "Mulberry Lane" (actor, co-producer, makeup & effects), and "LA VIE" (executive producer) screened at TAPfest taking place at Cineplex tonight. Another film Lena Burmenko acted in, "End of the Line", was screened as well. All four films received multiple nominations. Lena Burmenko won the Dan Willmott award for having the greatest impact on the most films at the festival, and received a nomination for Best Female Performance as well as the "Oh No You Didn't!" award for the committed fight sequence between her and Michael J. B. Hogan's characters in Mulberry Lane.  

Dec 4, 2016

"AFTER", "Mulberry Lane", and "LA VIE" got accepted into TAPfest.

Nov 29, 2016

Out of the Blue's "Chosen One" music video is out now! Starring Lena Burmenko and Dana Tartau. Watch it here.

Nov 25, 2016

Recently did a photoshoot with Kevin Shack. You can view the photos on his website or on the MODEL page.

Nov 10, 2016

Completed the shoot for a short silent film "LA VIE" by Vira Burmenko. C0-executive producers John Krissilas and Lena Burmenko. Screening updates coming soon.

Nov 8, 2016

Completed the shoot for the short film "AFTER", written/directed/filmed/edited/produced by Lena Burmenko. Screening updates coming soon.

Oct 30, 2016 

Completed the shoot for a dystopian thriller short by John Krissilas of 151 Productions. Starring Lena Burmenko, Phoenix Dávila, Kalyna Fisher. Screening updates coming soon.

Oct 29, 2016

The TAP Pack's action/adventure short film "NAMASTE" screened at the Revue Cinema as part of the 48 HFP Toronto - Group F Screening.

Oct 15, 2016 

Completed the shoot for a music video for the Canadian musical duo Out of the Blue. Music video produced by Good Omen Films, starring Lena Burmenko and Dana Tartau. Video release coming soon.

Oct 9, 2016

Successfully completed a film for the 48 Hour Film Project Toronto as part of the team The TAP Pack. 

Sept 25, 2016