Danila Gulin was born in Moscow in 1982. In order to finance his studies at the Institute of Contemporary Art in the department TV and radio journalism, he worked in a bookstore for 5 years. In the fourth year he dropped out of his studies to pursue a career as a music video director. He directed music videos for several indie bands, including Tequilajazzz, Naive, Amatory, ##### and My Lenin. Sergey Batishchev, also known as SILA, who later formed the band Teenage Arab and started the label Not For Fun Records, was playing in My Lenin at the time. Sergey Batishchev was born in Moscow in 1984. He studied journalism at the prestigious Moscow State University. In collaboration with Danila, he made his graduation film about the opposition rally. The concept of the film consists of 3 different perspectives on the events: the first is in the genre of "no commentary", the second in the context of the Renaissance and the third in the video context of eight-bit games [ https://vimeo.com/615077 ]. After graduating, Sergey worked in advertising as a copywriter and most recently as a creative director, sometimes overlapping with Danila, who was also working in advertising at the time. In 2013 Sergey decided to leave Russia with his friend Ivan Pribylov, with whom they formed the band Teenage Arab, the experimental hip-hop project ACIDHOP. A and recorded material for In 2015, Danila was invited as a universal specialist to help set up a video production company in Sri Lanka. He made a film that was screened at festivals - "Learn to play the game" [ https://vimeo.com/263233095 ]. Danila edited the video and started writing the music. Sergey had been living in nearby Thailand (on the island of Koh Phangan, where he has his own small studio overlooking the ocean) for four years at this point. At the first opportunity, Danila flew to Thailand where they composed the soundtrack and finished the audio. As a reward, Sergey asked for a video for his music project, Teenage Arab. Danila returned to Russia. He tried to get elected to the city council, got married and divorced, while continuing to participate in peaceful rallies. In 2018, the first version of the film was released. There was footage from a rally - unofficially called "He is not our king" - on May 5, 2018. The finale of that version was rather weak, but there were many more opportunities to film. After the hot Moscow summer of 2019 with a record number of arrests, Danila managed to capture a lot of captivating footage - enough to complete the film "Cosmonauts" with music by Teenage Arab.
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    Cosmonauts2020
    Documentary, Experimental
International Competition Selection
Cosmonauts
Tampere Film Festival 2022
Tampere
2022
Award Winner
Cosmonauts
Cyrus International Film Festival of Toronto
Toronto
2022
GRAND JURY PRIZE
Cosmonauts
SF Shorts 2021
San Francisco
2021
Official Selection
Cosmonauts
dokumentART - films&future
Neubrandenburg
2021
Nominee
Cosmonauts
Hollywood International Golden Age Festival
New York
2021
Award Winner
Cosmonauts
Tokyo Shorts
Tokyo
2021
Selected
Cosmonauts
Deep Fried Film Festival
North Lanarkshire
2021
Official Selection
Cosmonauts
Assurdo Film Festival
Milan
2021
Official Selection
Cosmonauts
Madrid Arthouse Film Festival
Madrid
2021
Best Experimental Documentary
Cosmonauts
Venice Short
California
2021
Official Selection
Cosmonauts
Kinolikbez
Saint-Petersburg
2021
Official Selection
Cosmonauts
Sydney Indie Short Festival
Sydney
2021
Award International Short Documentary Category
Cosmonauts
beirut short festival
beirut
2021
Official Selection
Cosmonauts
Rockport Film Festival
Rockport
2020
Official selection
Cosmonauts
Urban Mediamakers film festival
Gwinnett County, GA
2020
Official Selection
Cosmonauts
Antakya International Film Festival
Antakya
2020
Official Selection
Cosmonauts
Waterford film festival
Waterford
2020
Official selection
Cosmonauts
Filmfront
Novi Sad
2020
Vlad the Impaler Trophy for best movie in the festival
Cosmonauts
Walllachia film festival
Wallachia
2020
Finalist
Cosmonauts
Paris international Film Festival
Paris
Official Selection
Cosmonauts
Vienna Indie Short Film Festival
Vienna
Official Selection
Cosmonauts
Florida Shorts
Florida
Official Selection
Cosmonauts
Rotterdam Independent Film Festival
Rotterdam
Official Selection
Cosmonauts
Austin International Art Festiva
Austin
Award Winner
Cosmonauts
The Impact Docs Awards
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Birth Date
October 17, 1982
Birth City
Москва
Current City
Москва
Hometown
Москва
Height
180
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
Москва
Eye Color
Green
Zodiac Sign
Libra
Married To
no
Children
no
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