Alexey Marfin is a Russian-British director and filmmaker, whose work focuses on life in cities and the anthropocene. Many of his projects explore contemporary digital culture, or the hidden stories behind modern life.

Born in Leningrad, Alexey emigrated to the UK in the 1990s with his family. He has lived and worked in London, Paris, and Los Angeles. Alexey studied as an architect, and has a professional background as an award-winning visual effects artist, having worked extensively for the Sundance-winning directors’ collective Factory Fifteen.

Alexey’s work has been shown worldwide – at festivals such as the Oscar-qualifying LA Shorts Fest, Brooklyn Film Festival, Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, Sapporo Shortsfest, and Berlin Interfilm – and at venues such as the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) and the British Film Institute (BFI). He has been featured in VICE, Motherboard, The Creators Project, and other press.

Since 2015, Alexey teaches the MA Fiction & Entertainment programme at SCI-Arc in Los Angeles, where their students explore speculative fiction and world-building, through filmmaking and new media, with collaborators from Framestore, the Sundance Institute, Disney Imagineering, Netflix, Digital Domain, and more.

Alexey has lectured worldwide, including the Royal College of Art, Princeton University, and UCLA.


Into the Stream (2016) – Short – Director, Writer
Blue-Eyed Me (2015) – Short – Director, Writer


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