Animation Director · Animation Short
My motivation for my project “I died in Irpin“
The motivation for this project is my will to fully live this story through the movie. To share it with the foreign audience. To show Ukrainians who was in the similar situation that they are not alone. I believe that if we will honestly share our personal stories it wouldn’t leave anyone indifferent, and Ukrainian voices wouldn’t disappear from news and international context. I want to record on film this terrible moments, so people will never forget what is the real value – not old tape recorders, not stupid belongings but human lives. I desire to talk about the reasons why people stay in danger till the critical point. Of course I can’t show every case but at least this particular one that happened to me. I want to recall that atmosphere of desperate fear of the first weeks of war. That feelings that most of Ukrainians had while staying in extremely dangerous places. I want carefully invite the viewers to dive into my memories and see everything in person (lots of shots in the film will be POV) to enhance the empathy and show the video perspective. Because from the abroad it might seem like war is just numbers of killed and wounded but in reality it is more a cruel kaleidoscope of human destinies. As a part of Ukrainian animation community I want to say my word. I believe it is the right time for such movies to keep that interest in Ukraine growing. I want international animation community to see and hear us. I strongly believe that my work will be valuable and will serve a good service for Ukraine.