Jury Special Mention

The Fifteenth

Fake trailer 

Youla: You Can Be Anyone

TV commercial 

PayPal: Polish Merchants


Cannes Festival Corner


Short film 

London Bus Experience

An experiment with Canon's G1 X 


About me

Hey, I always wanted to have a cool wall of logos of the companies and/or brands I’ve done projects for, so here’s one!

PayPal Logo

Fun facts about me

  • My name is Alexander Golovanov, and my colleagues call me Shurik.
  • I have a great experience in top commercial video production, and I studied and worked in London to bring my skills even further. (Check.)
  • My film has been screened at the Cannes, which makes my mum super-proud.
  • I won a bunch of runner-up prizes at Mofilm. The producer claimed them all :(
  • Viral videos I directed went over half a million views. (It was really cool before Gangnam Style!)
  • I did commercials, case studies, corporate films, music videos, corporate commercials, short films, documentaries, documentary short films, music video documentaries, ... (okay obviously too many genres to mention anyway).

I have been a passionate and devoted director since I was thirteen, but I also perfected in editing and camera along the way. I love telling stories. I love feeling the vibe and the pulse of an edit. I love capturing viewers’ attention. I love accomplishing the task in the most concise and beautiful way.

I have great experience in video production, as I had been working in one of the top Moscow production companies for almost three years. I was studying in London Film Academy as well, which greatly improved my skill and understanding of what making a video should be like.


Favourite Music Videos

Just like some would name their favourite films and directors, I’ve put down a list with some of the most inspiring music videos I have seen.

I love music videos. Despite the fact that they have always been considered somewhat not as prestigious as commercials yet not quite as arty as films, I think that the genre is unique and overwhelmingly interesting. It’s simply underestimated. If I ever come to write my Doctor’s thesis, it will probably be something about the history of music videos.

Check it out

Thoughts and projects

One hundred thousand shots later

In Russian. My notes on photography.


In Russian. When I write a post about about video and film production on Facebook, I tag it so.

Get in touch

Click or tap or whatever to get my contact details in a breeze! Works with iOS, Android, Mac, GMail, you name it

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  • Send me an electronic letter once you are curious about how deep a rabbit hole is my showreel. Or else.

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  • Russian mobile phone. Texts and iMessage work, too.

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  • That one works while I’m in the UK.


  • My usual nickname is “homeodor”.
  • kto-to.ru
  • My personal website, open since August 2001. Available in Russian and English (sorry guys, maybe the English version will reopen eventually).


  • London Film Academy
  • I studied here.

  • Hype Production
  • I’ve done and still doing loads of stuff for these guys.