ARTIST

Dimitrov Dimitar

Bulgaria

Dimitar Dimitrov was born on March 30th 1975 in Sofia, Bulgaria. He got his Master's degree as an Animation Director at NATFA in 2003, graduating from Professor Donyo Donev's class. He was recently employed as a full time universal 3D artist in Gameloft and works for Nova TV , Nova Sport and Diema Tv. Along with the above, he makes animated stage sets for theatrical performances, as well as all sorts of digital and drawn productions as a free-lance artist. Hes been occupied with animation and has been earning his living that way since 1998, since then he tried multiple techniques. Now hes working on a smartphone. This template proved to be quite suitable for him because he can take it out wherever he is and nobody notices or bothers him while hes working.

The Day of the Bleeding Gums

201500:05:03Animation
The title caught my attention even before reading the script. Why the title came first because it is about gums and I wanted to have this ambiguity with the glory wreaths (word game in Bulgarian the word "venets" means both). The protagonist is an artist that has turned into a kamikaze, but he does not realize the spiritual meaninglessness of his actions, and has the sole purpose of winning another meaningless day. The movie is drawn entirely on smartphone. I made this decision because I wanted to turn the whole global movie industry into a parody with something valuable prepared on a phone. Without using people, without hiring equipment, without drawing one's attention, just by sitting somewhere and doing something. I am not influenced by George Lucas or by Shakespeare, I just make something that is completely mine with the idea that it will outlive me. I am a director and a viewer at the same time and the viewer in me does not know what the director is doing. I let the images flow freely in me, and then I take them out on the screen. I do not prepare a storyboard because I prefer being surprised by each and every second that follows because this is all about movement and flowing images.

Me inspiring death

201700:00:50Animation
For a lost soul on his way

The Retarded Child

201700:01:00Animation
Story about an extraordinary child in an ordinary world.

20 Kicks

201700:06:20Animation
I asked my teeth if they'll withstand a drink, says the main charecter in '20 KICKS. He lives in a world, in which exchange system is slaps and fists. In this way the film is raising the question of the price we pay for the small pleasures, and the sacrifices we make, to attain true happiness.



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