Egor was born in 1987 in the south of the Soviet Union in the city of Rostov-on-Don.
When he was 9 years old a recent discovery in a closet which was an old typewriter forced him to follow his parents steps. 'I’ll be a journalist’ - he decided! Eventually three weeks of hard labour later, he ended up in creating a 3-page sequel to James Bond’s GOLDFINGER which he just watched on TV. It was a huge success according to his grandmother's words as she had a chance to read it.
In the 90s Egor’s dad brought home a VHS tape which happened to be Spielberg’s JURASSIC PARK. The world of ancient creatures that suddenly came to live instantly grabbed Egor and he decided to dedicate himself to creating and exploring mind-bending and wonderful worlds. The movies!
So in 2009 he graduated film school and started polishing his craft in an a short form. 'Stop talking and make something of yourself!' - as once MAD MEN’s Don Draper said. So, Egor decided to make something and dedicated a few years of his life to advertising world. Since 2010, he directed commercials for such brands as Google, Megafon, Danone, Yandex, Visa, McDonalds, Adidas, BMW and others.
And finally in 2016 Egor started his career in movies. He worked with Fedor Bondarchuk as second unit director on his major release ATTRACTION. Shooting aliens from outer space for 30 days straight gave Egor an impulse to start developing his own ’space monster’ project.
His intention resulted in making a proof-of-concept short THE PASSENGER which was premiered at the Fantastic Fest in 2017. Lately the short has been developed as a feature film SPUTNIK and held its premiere at the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival. More than one million people have streamed
downloaded from torrents the title since its release in late April in Russia. SPUTNIK will be distributed theatrically and on VOD in Australia, the UK and USA by IFC Midnight in 2020.
Now Egor is drifting between Moscow and LA and developing his new projects. He's in a constant search of great stories and open for any collaboration in the visual storytelling field.
|commercials||RU ・ SYNDICATE, Julia Samoylova (agent)|
|movies & TV||US ・ XYZ FILMS, Peter Van Steemburg (manager)|
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