Danas is a director, animator and graphic artist with living and working all around the globe. In the recent decade he has been working as an animator on world known European feature films, among which Oscar nominated “Song of The Sea”, “Breadwinner” and “Wolfwalkers”. He has also co-directed several children TV Series and shorts.
He graduated from Vilnius Art Academy with a Master’s degree in Graphics and Fine Arts and received a prize for the best graduation work for his animated e-book “The Missing Book”.
He is also collaborating with musicians and visual artists on art projects.
Autodidact composer, performer and multimedia artist.
Daniel’s music was featured in films, theatre plays and art installations.
Inventor of his own style Meta Folk
Combining love and passion to exotica and cinematic music from the past, retro futuristic electronica, classical middle eastern music and african guitar music
Selected works music for films :
Michael Pfeifenberger (Austria)
Chaltura – Leila & Lena (ISR/A, 85 min, Desert-Roadmovie)
Elses Song – Yerushalaim Shel Else (ISR/A 20 min, dance-movie)
Bigna Tomschin (Switzerland) - A Donkey Called Geronimo (DOK Leipzig nominated for Award of the Goethe-Instituts as well as ver.di-Award)
Wojtek Klemm (Germany) – Heaven on Tristan
Mystorin Theatre Group (Jerusalem) – Tzar Tzura
DAVAI Theatre Group (Tel-Aviv) – Under construction
My name is Fyodor Makarov. I am a clown. I dreamt about the world of clowns since my childhood, and even tried to enter the State Circus School at the age of 7. My dream came true when I found myself performing on stage of Slava's Snowshow, an amazing artistic, theatrical and spiritual universe, that became my traveling home for over a decade. Clown theatre has since became my confirmed profession. I have created and co-directed a dozen of shows, some of them have been toured the world extensively until the recent pandemic. My current theater group is called DAVAI, we are a trio of Russian speaking Israelis (although we don't speak on stage) and it looks like we are going to stick together for quite a while.
TEAM & COLLABORATIONS
Script: Danas Berznitsky & Daniel Sinaisky
Director: Danas Berznitsky
Music: Daniel Sinaisky
Producer: KinoMind Films
Sets design: Marija Benetyte
Other design: Vilmas Narecionis
Additional animation & storyboards: Milda Kargaudaite
With support of LKC (Lithuanian Film Center)
The film was pitched at Baltic Pitching Forum 2020