Alex Sobolev

Alex Sobolev

VGNC

Director, filmmaker and marketing/pr in New York City, New York

About Alex

Alex's main interests are modern film and latest interactive technologies. And his best projects are the ones, where these two interests overlap.

His work was recognized by The Webby Awards in different categories: Best Use of Animation, Best Use of Interactive Video, Best Online Film/Drama, etc. He and his co-director Misha constantly try to extend the frontier of media by combining movie, interactive technologies and traditional advertising in new and original ways. For example their recent work "Partly Tired Slightly Dead" has won several international ad festivals and at the same time was officially selected for US and European film festivals.

Alex started in the industry as a copywriter and a scriptwriter, so the Story was his main focus from the very beginning. No matter the media, genre or length, he still prefers to start every project by giving himself enough time to work with the script. The story development remains his favorite part of any project.

In the course of six years of his directing career he has done projects for brands like Vichy, AXE, Citroen and Rexona. And worked with the biggest international agencies: BBDO Moscow, BBDO New York, Possible, AKQA London, etc.

Director/DOP showreel: https://vimeo.com/121675123


Name: Alex Sobolev

Lives in: New York City, New York

Company: VGNC

Occupation: Director, Filmmaker and Marketing/pr

Awards

  • HollyShort (Official Selection)
    (2015)

  • The Webby Award Winner (Online Film & Video: Drama: Individual Short or Episode)
    (2014)

  • International Film Festival of Cinematic Arts (IFFCA) Los Angeles (Official Selection)
    (2014)

Projects

  • House on the edge of the planet

    House on the edge of the planet (2015)
    Film (short) by VGNC.co Director

  • WordsCanSave.me: Kate Story

    WordsCanSave.me: Kate Story (2014 - 2015)
    Internet by VGNC.co director WordsCanSave.me is an interactive website designed to raise awareness of the dangerous risks brought by cyberbullying. When visiting the website the viewers get to see two short interactive movies, that depict the lives of two modern outcasts. And then get to communicate with two teenage characters in the interactive part of the journey. Due to voice recognition technology, users get to actually talk to the characters and find the right words to console them.

  • WordsCanSave.me: Mike Story

    WordsCanSave.me: Mike Story (2014 - 2015)
    Internet by VGNC.co (Drama) Director WordsCanSave.me is an interactive website designed to raise awareness of the dangerous risks brought by cyberbullying. When visiting the website the viewers get to see two short interactive movies, that depict the lives of two modern outcasts. And then get to communicate with two teenage characters in the interactive part of the journey. Due to voice recognition technology, users get to actually talk to the characters and find the right words to console them.

  • Partly Tired Slightly Dead

    Partly Tired Slightly Dead (2013 - 2014)
    Film (short) by VGNC (Drama) Director Two army friends during a covert operation get into a whole lot of mess. Chris steps on a mine and now has to be very still, waiting for the bomb squad to disarm the explosives. His friend, Ethon is safe and doing his best to help Chris stay calm, but the tensions are rising. Chris is challenging Ethon to risk his life and help him disarm the mine. The situation leads to a soldier saying goodbye to a friend in a woman's dress. 'How' and mainly 'why' are the questions to be discovered in the short.

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