Mara Adina is an independent film producer and founder of Vernon Films. She started her career as a producer in the Middle East. Upon her return to the UK she produced Counterpart, the first English-language film directed by two-time BAFTA- winning director and Golden Bear nominee Adrian Sitaru. Counterpart opened at Clermont Ferrand International Film Festival 2014 and has secured distribution in Europe, UK, and North America. Adina recently produced Ilinca Calugareanu’s debut feature film Chuck Norris vs Communism which premiered in competition at Sundance 2015.