first commercial shot in 2005...result — best directors debut award at the aicp show! since than shot more spots which have been awarded in russia as well as internationally.
i directed my 1st short film, 'hope', in 2009 for the smoke & mirrors 48 hour film competition in london, hence we had 48 hours (and about $300) to write and produce it. the film went on to only collect runners up at the intended competition but went on to be a part of the program in many well known festivals throughout the united states & europe. it was also screened during the cannes int. film festival 2010 as part of a special program sponsored by kodak.
yes, i have a producer's background at an agency and i blame only that for giving me the chance to have worked with tons of brilliant and worthless directors throughout the 7 years there. this is really where i got inspiration and knowledge of directing…this really was my film school, and it's the best way to learn!!
i'm a u.s. citizen born in moscow in 1981. grew up in new york and for some very strange reason ended up leaving new york to come back to moscow in 2002, and i guess i don't regret that. i found directing here, and i found the most beautiful wife in the world here who made me the greatest gift of all…my son, stephan julian jirnih.
Epica 2010 SILVER
the golden drum (portoroz) 2010 SILVER
prague international advertising festival 2010 SILVER
the golden hammer international advertising festival 2010 SILVER
wpp piran idea festival 2010 GOLD
the red apple moscow festival of social advertising 2010 SILVER
the red apple moscow international advertising festival 2010 BRONZE
promax u.k. 2007 best foreign language tv promo GOLD
teffi 2007 best t.v. promo GOLD
aicp show 2005 - BEST DIRECTOR DEBUT