Gonella Productions

Gonella Productions




Genre: Drama
Running Time: 14min
Year of production: 2018

A middle aged woman, who lives with her son on a remote farm in Wales is diagnosed with lung cancer. Her sons and the slightly mad local Doctor have a plan how to help her change her lifestyle for the better.


Production Company: Weeble Films
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions


Benjamin Colbourne
Melody Reynolds
Sarah Madden
Michael Tchoubouroff


Director: Michael Tchoubouroff
Screenwriter: Michael Tchoubouroff
Producer: Michael Tchoubouroff
Director of Photography: Ondrej Rybar
Sound: Matthew S. Jones
Editing: Fran Vergara
Sound Editing: Gaz Bailey


Genre: Drama
Sub-genre: Comedy
Language: English
Country of origin: UK
Year of production: 2018
Total running time: 14:09
Shooting format: Digital, Alexa camera
Color type: Colour
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Sound format: Stereo


Michael was born in 1967 and grew up in Bulgaria, where he studied physics at the University of Rouse. He lived in Berlin just after the wall came down, eventually settling down in London, studying acting at the Courtyard Drama School and dance at the London School of Contemporary Dance.

His first play, FIREFALL, was shown at the Tricycle theatre, London. The play was about a disabled writer who kills himself and goes to Hell, meeting characters like Hitler, Devil and Cinderella. The 60 min long film that followed went to different student film festivals.

In 2005 he set up the company WEEBLE FILMS and produced a 10 min short, EYELINER and organized an independent shorts film festival in Covent Garden, London.

His next film was the romantic black comedy, DIAGNOSIS SUPERSTAR. After a very successful show at London’s Soho Theatre, the 35mm feature was produced, receiving a nomination for Best Feature at the 2008 London Independent Film Festival, then re-cut and fully completed in 2011.

In February 2009, he directed an HD gangster feature, JACK SAID, which has been distributed worldwide by Optimum Releasing and had among the cast David O’Hara, Danny Dyer and Terry Stone.

In April 2010 he created/directed a video for Peter Gabriel’s World Tour.
In 2013 he was selected to attend a MEDIA EUROPE Film Producer’s course in Ronda, Spain and in 2016 graduated with Masters diploma in Audiovisual management in the same programme.
In 2017 he completed the HD comedy horror feature LOCKERBILLY (76min), which was screened at the Thessaloniki IFF in November 2017. In the spring of 2018 he completed the 14 min HD short LAST IS FIRST, which is currently being submitted to film festivals.

On 31 October his first fiction novel, LYCRA REBEL, was published Worldwide by American Publishers Austin Macauley. He speaks five languages and is a winner of gold medals from National championships in rowing and cycling, completed courses in Psychotherapy and Sport Fitness.