>Maxim Zhestkov is a director, designer and writer. He was born in Ulyanovsk, Russia on September 20th, 1985. From early childhood Maxim was passionate about drawing, computer graphics and films.
In university he studied fine art, architecture and graphic design. From 2005 to 2011 he worked in the animation / filmmaking field, combining design and animation for huge brands such as Nokia, Fox, MTV, Microsoft, VIVA, Coca Cola, Sony, Ford and BMW. Later Maxim decided to go further into storydriven films, rather than design / visual driven animations. He decided to move into scriptwriting and use his knowledge and passion as a tool for producing more complicated visual stories. Currently, he is working with his friends and colleagues on personal short films which he has written and designed.