My first feature film for which I wrote a script, made pre-production, production and postproduction completely by myself.

I was interested to make a full length feature film for a zero budget. And finally it was close to the truth. We just had to pay around 10 dollars in the cafe where we were shooting a scene. 15 from 18 actors in the film are non-professionals that were happy to support my initiative. 

November, 2009
Magenta Production

I have fallen in love with the culture of Tana Toraja (Sulawesi, Indonesia) the first time I arrived there. In 2012.

I was charmed with the picturesque traditional houses - "tongkonans" scattered around the valleys and mountains, waterbuffaloes that are sacred animals for Toraja. This culture was unlike any other culture I've seen in the world. Magnificent funeral festivals that can last a month, strange rituals of keeping mummies for several year inside the house with living ones. This looked so strange and unique that I started my research of the culture.

December, 2015
Mau Coba

I always liked to work with choreographers making videos for them. Their high level of spontaneity was always helping me to push my creative horizons and not be afraid to create new stories, new story lines right in the moment, during the shooting.

We did not plan to add any story to this dancing video. It was created suddenly when we saw a kite seller near the metro station where we were gathering.

The openness of my colleagues, my friends, my co-authors helped me to add a romantic background to this dancing video.

September, 2010
Magenta Production

Music is a magical media that can tune our mood, change our emotions. But not always we are on the same wave with people that are around us. We can like each other from the first sight. But during approaching more and more somethimes we find differences in our attitudes that we cannot deal with.

I knew that Anita Berkhane, with whom I made friends during our work on a project "Circumstances" (2008) is a talented actress always ready to experiment. She never studied acting before but was very organic to any situation. We made this short video clip with Anita, actor Roman Sorokin and my assistant Irina Todyryak during one ride in a trolleybus. We did not have any permissions from the transport department. We just were very comfortable for other passengers and acted naturally.

September, 2009
Magenta Production

For promoting his dancing studio and his hip-hop lessons my friend, choreographer Alexey Simba asked me to make a video of a dancing lesson. This format was quite new to me and this fact made me to agree. I always try to work in different genres to extend the range of my abilities.

Our aim was not only to show the choreograhphy, but to show the spirit of this dance, to add some jokes that could show the charisma of the teacher and make him more attractive for the future students.

I acted on this video as a cameraman, director and editor.

April, 2012
T2

I was asked by a very talented in Moscow dancer, dj and celebrity Sam Zakharov to make a dancing video with a soundtrack "Dirty Dance". And this video had to include some love story.

The music felt sinister and ominous to me. That's why I created a story with a vampire. We were shooting mostly at night in Moscow without permissions that did not cause any problems. It was the highest moment of freedom and creativity with two talented people - Sam Zakharov and Anita Berkhane. I always knew how supportive, undemanding and bright Anita can be. That was the reason I asked her to play the role of the vampire.

Sam Zakharoff

This is one of the videos made in a cycle "This is Just a Decease". My friend, colleague and my mentor - film director Pavel Ruminov was always thinking about the theme of cancer. It was a presonal story of his family. And finally he has found a determination to start working with this very serious topic.

Paul wrote a script for a full-length feature film about a woman suffering from cancer and looking for step parents for her son. During the preparational period we were visiting clinics where we were making interviews with patients having treatment and finally Paul came to the idea of making an inspiring cycle about people that got a course of chemoterapy and returned to their life. That became happy, healthy and full of life again.

March, 2012
Podari Zhizn

This video was created for a dancing team T1. We wanted to show a character of each team member through different music, different story, different style of dancing. And the one thing that was connecting them - frienship and inspiration to invest their time, emotions, energy to amazing choreography.

All the actors in this video are professional dancers that never studied acting. But the essence of their activity helps them to follow the story, to be natural in the circumstances that are suggested to them.

June, 2009
Magenta Production

This video means really much for me. It is connected with one of the most interesting periods of my life when I worked as a Project Manager in a creative agency Defoli.

The video was created as a promotional trailer for a kickstarter campaign of the tour around biggest cities of USA that was supposed to finish in Burning Man festival.

Unfortunately our American PR manager did not provide us with the publicity and the client decided to close the campaign 3 days after starting it with the intention to change the US PR agency and start the campaign again.

May, 2015 to July, 2015
Defoli