Alexey is a filmmaker interested in life in contemporary cities. He is currently based between Los Angeles and Hong Kong.
Born in Leningrad in the USSR, Alexey emigrated to the UK in the 1990s. He studied at the Architectural Association in London, where he became interested in designing worlds for film. He began his filmmaking career as a visual effects artist at the Sundance-award-winning studio Factory Fifteen, before directing his own films.
Alexey’s films have screened worldwide – at the Academy-Award-Qualifying L.A. Shorts Film Festival, Brooklyn Film Festival, BiFan, Berlin Interfilm, and many more. He has been featured in VICE, Motherboard, The Creators Project, and other press.
Alexey has taught and lectured internationally – including MIT, Harvard, Princeton, UCLA, the Royal College of Art, and City University of Hong Kong. He co-founded the Fiction & Entertainment Masters program at SCI-Arc in Los Angeles, which works with collaborators from Framestore, Sundance, Netflix, and more.
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