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Mikhail Safronov

Screenwriter, director, playwright. Creative director of the DA Animation Studio. Member of the guild of professionals of the Russian Animated Film Association.

Born in Leningrad in 1980.
1997–2000 – studied at the Saint Petersburg State University for Cinema and Television – Director of film and television
1998–2002 – studied at the Bonch-Bruevich Saint Petersburg State University of Telecommunications – Public Relations
2005–2008 – worked at the animation studios "", "Melnitsa", "Smeshariki" – as an animator, storyboard artist, screenwriter, director
2008 – with Roman Sokolov founded DA Animation Studio. DA Animation Studio is a social responsibility project . Its scope of activities involves regular art-therapy animation lessons for severely ill children, as well as creating social animation films and promos.
2011 – Children’s Animated Series 'Flying Animals' – start of the production at the DA Animation Studio – Creative director, screenwriter, director
2014 – Children’s Animated Series 'Kids and Flying Animals' – start of the production at the DA Animation Studio – Creative director, screenwriter, director
since 2014 Head of Studio for Animation production designers at St. Petersburg State University (Department of Arts, Chair of Cinema and Television Artists)
2014 – wrote a play The Light Elephant. The play was put on stage by the Minsk Children’s Theatre “Kartonka” (director Svetlana Ben), and Saint-Petersburg Children’s Theatre “Karlson House” (director Stanislava Murego)
2014 – created animation for the Saint-Petersburg Etud-Theatre’s opera based on Mikhail Zoshchenko’s stories for children “No need to lie” (director Marusya Kritskaya-Netsvetaeva)

Short film credits


Очень Скучный Человек

Russia | Jun 2015 | 6:30
A character lives a life free of action: a grey town, a grey office, a dull routine job. Still don’t be sad, there’s lot of wonderful things in the wo...
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Russia | May 2010 | 9:44
The urban tale of how the kids seduced by the temptations of the big city, get into the troubles which they finally escape having a good lesson
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