Welcome to AVRIO FILMWORKS, a Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada based film and television production company. Created by veteran film producer, Michael Derbas, AVRIO FILMWORKS shares the spotlight with some of the most prolific independent multi-media organizations in Canada. With Michael Derbas’ love of films, his keen business sense, and a dedicated staff of film professionals, AVRIO FILMWORKS consistently delivers quality entertainment.
Combining boundless creative enthusiasm and years of practical experience in filmmaking, Michael possesses an unwavering commitment to the industry and the business of filmmaking while making
AVRIO FILMWORKS, synonymous with innovative action and family entertainment.
Michael's dedication to the art of storytelling began with his days as a Director of Photography/Camera Operator on dozens of films in North America and in Europe, including television series such as "THE X-FILES", "FOREVER KNIGHT", "THE ODYSSEY" and such features as "GOLD DIGGERS" and "ANDRE", and has grown to span a prolific producing career.
Being a polyglot, Michael fluently reads, writes and speaks English, Russian, Spanish, Arabic and Greek. He is also familiar with basic Italian and Romanian. Michael’s
fluency in these languages has proven to be very useful on overseas projects in the film and television industry.
Along with Michael's background and through his relationships with industry leaders in marketing and distribution, AVRIO FILMWORKS utilizes the most innovative marketing and sales techniques, ensuring top grade, highly marketable products that possess broad consumer appeal and high production value.