Sergey Ramz | RU

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Sergey Ramz | RU

Hi, I’m Sergey Ramz. I was born in 1985 in the city of Moscow and perhaps this fact predetermined a lot. From the very beginning I grew up surrounded by the best national museums and theaters where my loving parents took me often. Nevertheless, despite all their efforts my attention was completely focused on cinema, so in my spare time I began to wander around video rentals which opened in Moscow then.

However, I am not one of those guys who received a camera as a gift in their childhood and since then decided to become directors.

My parents worked in advertising, and I started to hang around locations where distinguished filmmakers shot the very first commercials in our country.

The prestigious school in the city center and the absence of any desire to join the army made me entering the Faculty of History of Moscow State University. There I took courses of Archeology, History of Art and Soviet cinema at my own pleasure and also while studying I worked part-time for advertising production companies.

I managed to work almost in all the positions in advertising from copywriter to producer and only in 2015 I finally entered Film Directing department of Moscow Film School, joining Alexey Popogrebsky’s workshop. Since then I’m focused solely on directing.

I came to this profession at a certain age when it’s no longer necessary to talk big and tough

about the things you don’t really understand. I clearly know my specialty and I’m not trying to be universal. My advertisements are not so much about unprecedented cuts or bright patterns (although both the pace of editing and the color palettes are, of course, very important for me on every project). My background is film directing, hence the corresponding specialty: cinematographic advertising, in which the plot, work with the actors and visual aesthetics mean a lot. This is a team sport for me and I believe one simple rule to be of the great importance: advertising should exactly produce the result, which is expected. And to make it happen I’m ready to contribute all my experience, talent and imagination to each video.

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Daria Geller | ISR

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Daria Geller | ISR

My name is Daria Geller,

In summer 2012 I have finished All-Russian State University of Cinematography (VGIK) and since then did not find anything cooler then being behind a camera. Working as a cinematographer and director around the Globe

Born in Russia, currently based in Israel and Paris

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Vladimir Vaulin | RU

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Vladimir Vaulin | RU

My name is Vladimir Vaulin, I’m 32 y.o. In 2015 I’ve graduated BBDO Wordshop Communications Academy, the Creative Video faculty. Since then I started working as a commercial and music video director. Working with video, I always try to find the key to the viewer’s emotional engagement. I believe that the main goal of video production is to call an emotion, either we create a touching story, sport manifesto or a comedy. If it’s possible in a collaboration process, I usually try to affect to the core creative of commercials I work with. I strongly believe that knowing what makes a story really successful can be put in its foundation. Also, it’s worth noting that my background as a creative helped me to win the Bronze Medal in the 2018 Cannes Lions, Young Lions Film Competition.

Clients/Brands: Megafon, LG, mail.ru, Yandex, Danone, Vanish, Faberlic, Ingrad, UTair, Borjomi, etc.

Awards: 2018 Cannes Lions/ Young Lions Film Competition Bronze, Effie Russia 2020

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Tatiana Gulina | RU

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Tatiana Gulina | RU

I’ve been doing this best-in-the-world profession for 12 years, having started working as a director of the TV  program “Galileo” on CTC Channel when I was still a student. I graduated from the Directing Department of Wordshop BBDO and from the Journalism Department of Moscow State University (sub-department of TV and Radio Broadcasting). I have shot video manifestos for large banks and powerful modern TVC-clips, and have worked abroad a lot. I love to and know how to shoot OLV: my video «Love Doesn’t Care» for Raffaello was named the best commercial of 2018, and my original project «The City of Poems» got 100 million views across various social media platforms without seeding or promotion. My film career began when I won the Walt Disney screenwriting and directing contests in 2014, whish selected 6 young Russian filmmakers out of 3,000 participants to shoot an anthology film. In 2019 I became the director of the feature-length film “Alla Pugacheva. That Very Concert,” a documentary film concert with a legendary woman in the lead. More than 300,000 viewers watched it on the big screen, and its box office exceeded $ 1.5 million, which has made my film the highest-grossing one in its genre in the history of Russian film distribution.

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Van Khokhlov | IT

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Van Khokhlov | IT

Since a was young kid I have always wanted to shoot videos. During high school in Russia I started skateboarding with my friends and I began filming them doing tricks. After a few years I moved to Italy and kept skating and shooting Italian skaters. In 2012 my first full length documentary about Italian skateboarding came out featuring Nike Italian team. Since then I started directing. Being based in Milan, my fashion and artistic vision grew and I combined it with my ruff inner skater way of shooting in order to direct major brand commercials in the fashion, art and ADV world such as: Coca Cola, Sunglass Hut, Puma, New Era, Baracuta, Vogue, Arnette, Diadora, Sunnei etc.

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Anastasia Vorotnikova | RU

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Anastasia Vorotnikova | RU

There’s nothing harder, then to try to write about yourself. So where do I begin? From early age I was interested in cinema and how it allows you to imagine the world around you. I was fascinated by this powerful instrument that can express emotions on to the screen for people to understand.

There’s nothing more inspiring to me than life. Maybe that was the main reason I applied to All-Russian State Institute of Cinematography VGIK to study Documentary Filmmaking. During my student years my films were shown at various international film festivals around the globe.

For my works I find inspiration in life and art, that always walk hand in hand together. Always eager to try something new and unknown, put myself to challenge. My main interest in film is exploring life in new angles and visualise the emotions and feelings, because I believe that it’s the main purpose of art.

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Alexey Velikorodny | RU

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Alexey Velikorodny | RU

When I was a child I dreamt of becoming an Olympic swimming champion. After a week and a half of classes I had to leave my sport due to a cold. I never learnt to swim but realized one simple truth: if you want to achieve something, you need to work hard.

As a consolation I was gifted a camera. It was the first camera in my life. My attempts to take photos of the classmates after school in the fields and behind garages grew into something bigger. I regret only one might-have-been photo shoot when a young cleaning lady refused at the supermarket. You can’t imagine what a unique appearance she had! At the faculty of directing in Saint Petersburg the approved topic of my thesis with all the accomplishments was rejected. Ten days before the diploma film presentation we had to make a new film. I can say for sure that I am able cope with radical alterations.  Right now I’m directing ads, fashion films and photography. It’s very essential for me to bring every element to perfection in the work, however it doesn’t exclude a chance of a justified mischief. My clients are ELLE, Hermes, The Blueprint, Client mag., Weekend, Tatyana Parfionova and etc. I abide by a principle of new fulfillments. My best project will be launched tomorrow. And so it’s over and over again.

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Taisia Igumentseva | RU

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Taisia Igumentseva | RU

I would say that a directing career is a very natural manifestation of my keen interest in the human character. Perhaps, that is one of the reasons I have chosen comedy as my primary genre — people have learned to use humour as a coping mechanism through losses, personal and global tragedies. We take our deepest fears and turn them into inspiration, entertainment.
I have been lucky to be able to share my work not only with local Russian audience, but also with an international one — one of my films (’The road to’, 2012) has been awarded the Grand Prix at the Cinefondation competition during the Cannes Film Festival. My first feature film (‘Bite the Dust’, 2014) also premiered in Cannes.
The romantic comedies I direct are usually well accepted by the audience. I always do my best to make the stories I create and the characters in them, as relatable as possible. Which is why it is essential for me to take part in the script development process.
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Nikolay Sidorov-Frantsuzov | RU

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Nikolay Sidorov-Frantsuzov | RU

My name is Nikolay. I’m a film director and screenwriter. I’ve graduated from the screenwriting department of VGIK (workshop of A. Borodyansky and O. Shevchenko). In my second year I received a grant from an Italian film school and I started filming there.
One of my shorts “Between Gods” participated in 14 international film festivals in Australia, Germany, France, Great Britain, Austria, etc. and following the invitation of the Creative Minds Group — at Cannes IFF Short Film Corner in 2015
In 2016 I made short film ”YOF» which was nominated for Russian national film award «Golden Eagle» and received the Grand-Prix of the national festival of film debuts «Dvizhenie»

Roman Berezin | RU

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Roman Berezin | RU

The great desire to transmit stories into visual images inspired me to start a career as a filmmaker. Whereas love to music united me with several great artists and bands such as: Assai, Ivan Dorn, Manizha, Alai Oli, ST and others. For some years I have made documentaries about artists tour and studio activities.
After gaining the knowledge of video construction and framing I started to shoot first music video, advertising and short film projects.
My skills at all stages of production — creating an idea, staging, shooting and editing — helps me better understand the technical aspects of production process. As well finding the individuality in each brand and special approach to work are widely important for me as a director.