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.

Aleksandra Chukhnenko | RU

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Aleksandra Chukhnenko | RU

I was graduated from Saint-Petersburg State University of Culture & Arts in the department of Movie direction. 

Since 2013 I have been working in Moscow as a director of AD, music & art videos. Working with advertising agencies and brands such as Yandex, MTS, Mail, Metro, Samsung, L’Oreal and more.

In my opinion, in any audio-visual work, be it an advertisement, a music video, or a big movie, history is a key element. And most of all I like to tell these stories, referring to the emotions of the viewer. I can write something else about myself, but I think my work will tell a lot more…

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