The Bulgarians Iliyan Ivanov and his wife Dana Prodanova are associate producers of the short film Feeling Through which is among the nominated for an Oscar. The two are respected MDs, a child psychiatrist and a dentist. Similarly to Maria Bakalova, who was nominated for supporting female role, they family is also from the city of Burgas.
The 19-minute short film telss the story of a homeless teenager and an older blind and deaf man. The meeting between the two which starts as an unusual chat beween two strangers soon transforms into a close bond.
The screenwriter of the short is Doug Roland and the executive producer is Marlee Matlin who got an Oscar and a Golden Globe for the film Children of a Lesser God (1986). She has had trouble with her hearing since baby.