Alexey is a filmmaker interested in life in contemporary cities. Much of his work examines the social transformations of the digital age.
Born in Leningrad, USSR, 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 worlds for fiction and film. He began his filmmaking career as a visual effects artist at the Sundance-award-winning directors’ collective Factory Fifteen, before directing his own films. He has lived and worked in London, Hong Kong, and Los Angeles.
Alexey’s films have screened worldwide – at the Academy-Award-Qualifying L.A. Shorts Film Festival, Brooklyn Film Festival, Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, Sapporo Shortsfest, and Berlin Interfilm, and many more. He has been featured in VICE, Motherboard, The Creators Project, and other press.
Alexey has taught and lectured worldwide, including MIT, the Royal College of Art, City University of Hong Kong, and Princeton. He co-founded the Fiction & Entertainment Masters program at SCI-Arc in Los Angeles, which works with collaborators from Framestore, the Sundance Institute, Netflix, Digital Domain, and more.
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