Born in 1984, Sasha Yelaun is a self made feature film producer and Producers Guild of America Member, with more than a dozen features under his belt. He started out at ABC/Touchstone Television, Paramount Studios, and under the wings of independent producers such as Lewis Chesler and Marty Katz, the former VP of Disney. An alumni of Brandeis University '07, Sasha began producing during his M.F.A studies at the New York Film Academy winning four awards, and receiving three nominations from film festivals worldwide on the western-short 'A Relative Stranger,' directed by Kane Senes.
In 2011, he line produced his first feature film "Benjamin Troubles" written by produced Sundance screenwriter Lee H. Ross ("Downloading Nancy") and directed by A-list location manager Kai Ephron.
In 2014, he produced Half Brothers in Switzerland, his first international production, and was also part of the first string of successful kick-starter campaigns at the time that closed more than six figures on the title Bereave, starring Malcolm McDowell and Jane Seymour. Sasha executive Produced "3 Holes And A Smoking Gun" starring Joaquim De Almeida, and James Wilder, which marked his first theatrical release - opening in more than a dozen cities, winning a handful of festival awards, and selling all over the world.
Transitioning from micro-budget films to multi-million dollar deals, he executive produced the 2015 Sundance film 10,000 Saints directed by Oscar nominated duo Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman, starring Ethan Hawke, Asa Butterfield, and Hailee Steinfeld and Andy Tenant's Wild Oats starring Demi Moore, Shirley Maclaine, and Jessica Lange.
Sasha was also an Executive Producer on Mothers & Daughters starring the all-ensemble cast of Susan Sarandon, Sharon Stone, Selma Blair, Courtney Cox, Christina Ricci, and co-executive produced Book of Love under Jessica Biel's Production Co starring Jessica Biel, Jason Sudeikis, and Game of Throne's Maisie Williams which both went theatrical in 2016/2017 respectively.
His latest two productions include the heavier budget animated feature film Animal Crackers starring Emily Blunt, John Krasinksi, Sylvestor Stallone, Danny Devito, Ian McKellan which premiered in China to a 9.5M in box office revenue, and River Runs Red starring Taye Diggs, George Lopez, Luke Hemsworth, and John Cusack coming to a 20 city platform theatrical release this fall. Sasha is in development and pre production with twelve to fifteen titles, and averages three to four films per year.