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Theodore Ushev

Bulgaria

Biography

He was born in Bulgaria and graduated stage decoration, animation, and make-up at Plovdiv's School of Scenic Arts. He obtained a master's degree in graphic design from the National Academy of Arts in Sofia. He first made a name as a poster and graphic designer, before moving to Montreal in 1999. There he quickly gained a reputation as an animation filmmaker for the National Film Board of Canada, with films such as Vertical, The Man Who Waited, Tower Bawher, Tzartitza, Sou and Drux Flux, winner of the Canadian Film Institute Award for Best Canadian Animation at the Ottawa International Animation Festival. In 2010, he completed a short animated documentary about Arthur Lipsett, entitled Lipsett Diaries. In March 2011, Lipsett Diaries received the Genie Award for Best Animated Short at the 31st Genie Awards.

He created live show multimedia and promo animations for the British band Public Symphony and David Gilmour’s “In an Island” album and live tour, and the illustrations for Chris Robinson' book "Ballad of a Thin Man: In Search of Ryan Larkin" (2008).

In 2012 a short musical film, based on Kottarashky song Demoni, won more than 10 awards, including Nomination for the new inaugurated Canadian Screen Awards.

The third film from his 20th-century trilogy - Gloria Victoria was named Most Well Liked Animated Short of 2013. The film also got a nomination at 2014 Hollywood's Annie Awards.


Filmography:
Here Comes a Miracle (4', Canada, 2003)
Tower Bawher (3', Canada, 2006)
L'homme qui attendait/The Man Who Waited (7', Canada, 2006)
Sou (2', Canada, 2006)
Tzaritza (7', Canada, 2007)
Drux Flux (5', Canada, 2008)
Les journaux de Lipsett (14', Canada, 2010)
Rossignols en décembre (3', Canada, 2011)
Demoni (4', Canada, 2012)
Joda (4', Canada, 2012)
Gloria Victoria (7', Canada, 2013)

Tower Bawher

Tower Bawher

Tower Bawher (Orig.) / 2006 / Canada / 4 min

This animated short by Theodore Ushev is like a whirlwind tour of Russian constructivist art and is filled with visual references to artists of the era, including Vertov, Stenberg, Rodchenko, Lissitsky and Popova.

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