27th May, 2021
Andzej Gavriss details the meticulous storyboarding process which underpinned the creation of 'Eleusis' — a delicious, horror trip inspired by Greek myth.
17th May, 2021
Philipp Yuryev reveals the German expressionist influences behind his startling black & white allegory of contemporary Russian culture 'Tale of the Deaf'.
24th March, 2021
Daria Geller outlines how she paid respect to Chekhov's original text in 'Him & Her', a captivating exploration of the toxic depths of romantic love.
26th January, 2021
Filmed in a stark, abandoned mountain town Egor Tarasov & Vladimir Ivanov walk us through the logistical & technical challenges of epic promo 'Yamakasi'.
18th June, 2020
Medet Shayakhmetov discloses the intricacies and subtle touches in his surreal music video for Scriptonite track 'Kolesa'.
6th April, 2020
Andzej Gavriss provides us with a detailed walk through of the sub-zero challenges he had to surmount for Aigel's eternal youth music video 'You're Born'.
Documentary, Film Festival
1st March, 2020
We sat down with director Andrey Gryazev to discuss his found-footage documentary 'The Foundation Pit' — a blistering state-of-the-nation address.
Art & Fashion, Premiere
6th February, 2020
Director Alena Shevchenko clues us into the inspirations she drew from the Soviet era for her playful will she won't she short 'I'll Say It First'.
3rd December, 2019
Evgenii Bakirov combines photographer Aleksandra Kirievskaya's work with the thoughts of those who know her best for striking profile doc 'Shot by Sasha'.
2nd December, 2019
Haski & Tmin attempt to woo death in Lado Kvataniya’s rumination on our inability to find peace, understanding & personal fulfilment in life 'Kill Me'.
21st November, 2019
Lado Kvataniya visits a post-Soviet purgatory where lost souls gather for a mystical ritual-transition in surreal music video 'The Untitled'.
11th November, 2019
Lado Kvataniya unleashes an onslaught of performance, animation and projection mapping for Noize MC’s commemoration of Russia’s literary heritage.
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