Director and Lead Animator
A researcher of neural networks and a fan of rock climbing. In his area of expertise — animation — Ilya loves action, comedy, complex movement choreography, and rhythm. He is the producer's darling for his exceptional organizational and time-management skills.
— How long have you been working in this field?
— What’s your job in the studio?
I like working with motion plastics; on the choreography of the camera and the character. I like it when there’s time to experiment and make mistakes. It motivates future endeavors.
— What do you like about your job?
I love working with movement plastique. Create choreography for the camera and the character. I like having time to experiment and make mistakes. It's energizing for the future.
— What do you hate about the job?
I don’t like projects with pressing deadlines. Time is calling the shots on such projects, so there’s no opportunity to think through the scene or try different approaches. I usually feel like I can’t influence anything and I’m simply struggling to hold the project together.
— What is your dream (if you have one)?
I would love to take my film to the festivals of the whole world.
— What’s your top-3 animation movie recommendation?
Cat Soup, Tekkonkinkreet, When the Day Breaks by Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis.