Hello, I am Alexey Sedov and I am a music video director. I work with artists from post-Soviet union countries: Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.
I was born in 1984 into a family of cinematographers. My grandfather is a famous Soviet film director who directed the cult Soviet film “The Battalions Are Asking for the Fire”, dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the Great Victory of World War II. My uncle is a popular Russian actor and television host Oscar Kuchera, who’s starred in over 50 films.
In 2001, after leaving school, I enrolled in the Interregional Academy of Personnel Management in the faculty of “Political Science International Relations”. I chose the faculty, because the training program included detailed examination of languages, history, literature and practical psychology.
In 2005, I started working for the music TV channel «M1», where I was engaged in directing an entertainment program for stars of Ukrainian show business.
I shot my first music video in 2009. As of today, I’ve shot more than 50 music videos.
In 2012, I enrolled in the National University of Theatre, Film and Television on the specialty “filmmaking” in the studio of Alexey Odinets. The decision to go to the university to study as a director came from the desire to get professional knowledge in the field of film production. Now I’m finishing my 5th year.
In 2015, I got married. My wife Anna Sedova is also working as a director. We are working together on the set and we are the only family of music video directors in post-Soviet Union territory.
Today, I continue to shoot music videos on an international scale. We work a lot with artists and actors from different countries. We especially work closely with clients from Belarus and Russia. The result of this cooperation can be seen in our works. It is an invaluable experience that contributes to our professional development.
My first short film is called “The Genie” premiered in 2017. It’s about schoolboy Daniel who dreams of being friends with the charming classmate, Martha. But he does not know how to talk to her. He trusts the secret to his best friend named Genie, who tries to help Dan. Who is Genie really? And how does this romantic story end? You’ll see in my film.