Alexey is a filmmaker and director, 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 studied at the Architectural Association in London, where he became interested in designing for fiction and film. Alexey began his filmmaking career as a visual effects artist, working for the Sundance-award-winning directors’ collective Factory Fifteen, before directing his own films. He has lived and worked in Europe, the UK, and the USA, and is now based in Los Angeles.

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-design, through filmmaking and new media, with collaborators from Framestore, the Sundance Institute, Disney Imagineering, Netflix, Digital Domain, and more.

Alexey has given talks and lectures worldwide, including the Royal College of Art, Princeton University, and UCLA.


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