Roman Holodenko | RU
Media astist, film director. Born in 1993 in Moscow. He studied the psychology of art at the Faculty of Psychology of Moscow State University and studied directing at the Moscow School of New Cinema. A participant of various collective exhibitions. Worked in many spheres of video production and animation: editing, motion design, VFX, animation. Director of a short film ‘Dead fish’ and experimental video «Transfer». The author of works in the field of video art and new media, under the name Holodenko, also founded ‘Viewga’ motion design studio.
Mikhail Gasimov | RU
My path in directing has begun in Elektrostal, my hometown. Later it went through music, skateboarding, and finally to the cinema. I started to define my audio-visual language for the first time in 2016 when I got my first DSLR camera. Since then, having tried different roles on the set, I was impressed by the directing and stuck to it.
Audio-visual language is like a bicycle for me. I am not trying to reinvent it, but, using the prism of my vision, I transform obvious and familiar things into new metaphorical images.
For me, directing is somehow a game with the audience, in which I highlight accents people need or allow choosing those accents by themselves. In my works, I always try to tell the “story” so that each element in filmmaking reveals its purpose (script, concept, camera movement, art part, etc.
Michael Punga | RU
I grew up in the Moscow region in Mozhaisk. At the age of 17 I entered an art college for arts and crafts, then I got my first camera, so I began to study the world of visual art.
In 2012 I graduated from college and moved to Moscow, then I entered the architectural institute for graphic design, but studied there only for 2 months and left in search of myself. At that time, I realized that I was interested in developing in visual art, and so I began to shoot more and more actively.
In 2017 I shot my first music clip as a director and then I realized what I want to do — it was directing. At the moment I have worked with such artists, actors and bloggers as: FEDUK, Levan Gorazia, VACíO, OFFMi, Dose, Irina Gorbacheva, Wokawonna, Malbec, Suzanne, Yulia Gavrilina, Danya Milokhin, Katya Adushkina and others. I also worked with such brands as: Veet, in filming in Spain and China for the LIME brand, in filming in Ireland for Tulmore DEW whiskey, in filming an image video for real estate PLAY, RED7, NV / 9 and others.
Together with with directing, I also write and produce music, and perform as an artist — my stage name is MIPUNGA. I think music helps me to feel the picture more strongly and show emotions through it. I perceive each project as the creation of a separate unique world with its own history, with its own elements of style and rules. I also experiment a lot with the picture, shooting methods and interesting visual solutions. In all our shootings, together with an artist or a brand, we try to make something unique and creative, something that will look interesting and beautiful
Yaroslav Golovkin | RU
My family, mostly painters coming from rostov on don, raised me in a visually rich environment.Grandparents worked in a museum while my dad started growing as a fashion photographer. I’ve studied cinematography in Moscow school of new cinema, frequentlyworking with short films, but later, I drifted into even more experimental formsas a director.As a first good sign on this path I’ve got a positive feedback from Dazed&Confused who posted our small fashion project that I’ve shot in London.For now I’m keen on making music videos, commercials and other moving image forms which may reflect the spirit of the contemporaneity
KUSNU | RU
Kusnu is an artist duo born in Moscow, Russia. Kusnu works in the field of sinestetic experience, where visual rhythms meet imagination. Kusnu capture their obsession with reality in visual stories, but there is a subtle breath of human individualism behind the image. Reflective and deep cinematic language is a significant part of Kusnu’s work. We believe that there is no meaning without a unique form.
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.
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
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
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.