Throughout the years, Maxim Zhestkov has managed to remind you that no matter how good you are, there will always be another who shines slightly stronger. And his latest short “Sputnik” is no exception.
Out of Ulyanovsk, Russia, he stuns viewers around the globe with a crisp eye and pristine style powered by a confident vision. You’ll want to watch this film a couple of times in a row, so get comfortable.
Director / Designer / Producer: Maxim Zhestkov
Compositing: Alexander Kulikov
Animation: Dmitrii Kolpakov
Character design: Ben Mauro
Mo-cap actor: Yaroslav Andronov
FX artist: Artur Gadzhiev
Character CG producer: Maxim Miheenko
Character artist: Konstantin Illin
Additional character artist: Nikita Replyanski
Foley artist: Ivan Savelyev
Foley recording: Anna Cigarkova
Sound design / music: Alexander Plotnikov