Director, screenwriter, producer
Danil Pavlovich Grinkin was born in Saransk, Mordovia, Russia. He moved to Moscow in 1997. Already at the age of 10, Danil realised that filmmaking is something that he would dedicate his life to. Devoted to his passion, Danil began to teach himself the art of filmmaking, referring to international literature and other available sources. Danil has changed many schools and even studied in Malta for a year in 2006. Taking decisive steps towards the industry, Danil worked in a cinema, on various of short-film projects and, crucially to his career, the first feature-length film he was a part of (as a casting assistant) was Flight Crew (2016) by Nikolay Lebedev. In 2015, Danil started offering his services in filmmaking, scriptwriting and advertising. His own projects include: Somnium (2014), My Talking World (2015), Psycho (2015), documentary Taste of life (2016),The Monk (2017), Without Borders (2018).
Director of Photography
Yan Ionov is a graduate from the film camera faculty of U. A. Nevsky at VGIK. He directed music videos for Valery Sutkin, Sergey Kristovskiy and Marina Kravets, Vasily Urievsky, Evgeniy Margulis, Siskin, Romario, Olga Orlova; and the groups "Dosvidos", "Posle 11", "Serf", among others. Yan is the director of photography of short feature films including "The Pianist", "Happy Paradise", "Muse", "The Iron Logic of Fortune", "The Will to Victory". He was also part of the film crew for the aerial filming of "Chkalov" (directed by I. Zaitsev), and worked as a cameraman on television shows such as: "Interns", "Univer New Dormitory", "Locusts" (Director Egor Baranov), and "Earthquake" (directed by S. Andreasyan). Additionally, Yan was the operator of commercials for the designer clothing E. Brezhneva, the construction company "Peri", an animated movie for MGPU, the company "Kuzbassrazrezugol", and others. He was diretor of photography on the documentary "Taste of life" (dir. Daniel Grinkin).
Alena is a graduate costume art student at VGIK, under the leadership of Irina Vyacheslavovna lunnoy and Irina Chepenko.
She has worked as a costume designer in such student films as: "Boat" (2017, dir. V. Hacken - student of VGIK, workshop of S. Soloviev); and the teaser "T-34" (2016, dir. A. Sidorov). Alena helped with preparation for the filming of the series "Demon of the Revolution" (2017, dir. V. I. Khotinenko, feature film. post. S. V. Ivanov). Additionally, she was the costume designer for the short films "The Monk", and "Without limits" (2017, dir. D. Grinkin).
Driven by music since my early childhood, I always felt that my life will be somehow bound to it. After I've took my first lessons of piano and general theory at the age of 7, a strong passion for composing captured me and the journey has began. My main aim is to write beautiful music, no matter of its genre and complexity. Presently, as composer Martin Stock advised me once: "I'm enjoying my composing”.