Bulgaria, United Kingdom, 2009, 4'30
Director: Angel Yanakiev
Writer: Angel Yanakiev
Animation: Angel Yanakiev
Composer: Enrica Sciandrone
Editor: Angel Yanakiev
Synopsis: The uncomfortable journey of a passenger on a night train, who just wants to be able to sleep in solitudeDirector: Angel Yanakiev
Angel Yanakiev was born in 1981 in a small town in Russia. Eight months later, he was brought to Bulgaria and lived the next 21 years of his life there. From the age of 10 he decided to go to a class where he could spend more time to study fine art and less time for boring subjects like Maths or Chemistry. In 2001, one year after graduating high-school he went to study traditional fine art at the University of Veliko Turnovo "Sv. Sv. Ciril and Metodius". After his first year he flew over to England where after 2 years of hard work managed to buy his first computer and also got accepted at the University of Westminster in London to study Animation. After his second year of studying he took two gap years in which he managed to get his hands on freelance jobs as a 3D artist, working on various architectural and automotive visualisations, also some projects for web. Some of the works he was involved in were for clients like Nissan, Citroen, Emaar, British Heart Foundation, Red Bull F1 and many more. In 2008 he went back to finish his course. In that last year, his graduation film 'Night Train' got him First Class Honours Bachelor Degree and his film was later shortlisted for British Animation Awards 2010. Currently Angel Yanakiev is back on the market helping on projects as a 3D artist and in the mean time making plans for his next animation film.