The director behind high-energy Biting Elbows and Leningrad videos reveals a surprising passion for chocolate…
Since he burst onto the scene and smacked us around the chops with his frenetic, first-person Biting Elbows promo, ‘Bad Motherfucker’, Ilya Naishuller has been keeping our adrenaline levels topped up with each successive sucker punch. Who knew, then, that the director (signed with Great Guns) had such a sweet tooth? We caught up with Ilya for his ‘Essential List’.
◦Place of birth: Moscow
Vacation destination - India
◦Place of work: Home office or hotel rooms
◦Place of workout: Umm, the nearest gym?
◦Mode of transport: Range Rover/Moscow subway
◦Miscellaneous Travel Essential: International adaptor
◦Musician: The Clash, The Smiths, Misfits
◦Commercials director: Spike Jonze
◦Film director: Quentin Tarantino, David Fincher, Wes Anderson, Park Chan-wook
Ilya's idol, Morrissey
◦Photographer: Vivian Maier
◦Film: Usual Suspects, Pulp Fiction, Royal Tenenbaums, Oldboy, Zodiac