Private Project


MURALS is an immersive visual experience that uses cutting-edge 3D scanning to place viewers face-to-face with the war devastation in Ukraine. The not-for-profit art project follows captures of Banksy’s artwork left on the rubble of people’s homes, schools and infrastructure.

Viewers can experience these powerful images, which tackle warfare and destruction while also finding hope and determination in those caught up in the maelstrom of conflict.

  • Alex Topaller
  • Daniel Shapiro
  • Artem Ivanenko
    Scanning Artist
  • Radosława Bardes
  • Maciej Żemojcin
  • Federico Montoya
    Art Director
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Documentary, Animation
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 13, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    230,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Language:
    English, Ukrainian
  • Student Project:
  • Cannes Next, Marché du Film
    May 18, 2023
    World Premiere
    Out of Competition, Cannes Next
  • BFI London Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    October 6, 2023
    UK Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Warsaw Film Festival
    October 6, 2023
    Opening Ceremony
  • Geneva Film Festival
Director Biography - Alex Topaller, Daniel Shapiro

Alex Topaller & Dan Shapiro are Grammy award winning filmmakers and founders of the New York based, design-driven studio AGGRESSIVE.

Their work includes music videos for the likes of The Beatles, Michael Jackson and Pharrell Williams, an XR concert for Alicia Keys, and commercials for clients such as Amazon, Google, Boeing, Honda, American Express and Intel, among hundreds of others.

Their pioneering experiences and activations have been exhibited at SXSW, Global Expo Dubai, The Concours d’Elegance at Pebble Beach, The UN General Assembly, Bloomberg New Economy Forum and more.

Topaller and Shapiro’s critically acclaimed experiential film MURALS, which uses cutting-edge 3D scanning to place viewers face to face with the war devastation in Ukraine and follows captures of Banksy’s artwork, premiered at Cannes NEXT, of the Cannes Film Festival in May 2023.

Their science fiction film “Escape Attempt” will premiere at the SITGES Film Festival in October 2023.

Alex and Dan’s work has earned many awards and nominations, including Grammy, AICP Next, MTV VMA, ADC, D&AD, The One Show and Communication Arts awards.

Their work has been featured across the globe as Vimeo Staff Picks, Behance features and festival showcases, as well as publicized by Variety, The New York Times, WIRED, American Cinematographer, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Creativity and NOWNESS among dozens of other publications.

AGGRESSIVE is actively working to provide support to Ukraine via their initiative.

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Director Statement

An audacious war of conquest is being waged in the heart of Europe. A criminal, military force has invaded a sovereign nation and is systematically destroying its people, cities, and culture. This project is our letter to today’s generation of Ukrainians, to our friends and colleagues, to the people whose bombed-out houses we scanned for this project, and to the heroes who are in the trenches at this very moment – we will remember everything, we will not stay quiet.