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. 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.
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