Animals inside

I believe that there’s a beast inside of all of us or maybe even a few. They might change over the years but they are always there. This movie explores my own beasts, who came to me one by one and help me to cope with life and my moods.

  • Alina Aleynikova
  • Sergey Merinov
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    39 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 28, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    Russian Federation
  • Country of Filming:
    Russian Federation
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Merinov Animation School
Director Biography - Alina Aleynikova

I was born in Voronezh in 1991, started drawing at the age of 5 and never stopped since then.
Now I’m a member of the Moscow Union of Artists, participant of various exhibitions, winner of the international contest "The Image of the Book" in the nomination "Best illustrations for non-fiction", PhD in Fine Arts (in progress).
I also teach at the Moscow Polytechnic University, privately and was running the Artists support club for a year and a half.

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Director Statement

Hello, my name is Alina Aleynikova. I’m an artist passionate about sketching from the windows of a car, beauty of everyday life, combining live and digital media and supporting younger artists, especially my students. Presenting my first claymation film about the animals inside of me. It’s the final work of the ‘Plasticine Animation’ course at @merinovschool