Igor Voloshin (b. 1974, Sevastopol), a graduate of the Yaroslavl State Theater Institute (1996) and VGIK, the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (2000), made the striking shorts Mess (Myesivo, 2000) and Bitch (Suka, 2001 – best short doc at the Amsterdam International Documentary Festival, screened in competition at KVIFF 2002), followed by the award-winning short film Hare Hunting (Okhota na zaytsev, 2003).
After the documentaries Lips (Guby, 2005) and Goat (Koza, 2008), he debuted in features with Nirvana (2008), a surreal vision of Petersburg’s drug scene, which was presented in Berlinale’s Forum section. Then came the made-for-TV movie Olympius Inferno (2009) and another highly stylized film about the drug dependent "empty generation” of the early 1990s entitled I Am (Ja, 2009), which again premiered in Berlin and Dmitri Yashonkov took Best Camera at the Kinotavr FF in Sochi). In 2010, Voloshin and the producer Alexander Orlov co-founded the productioncompany Bulldozerfilms. A year after that Bulldozerfilms entered the market with a short film Atlantic as part of experimental project "Experement 5ive" with Denis Lavant (Holy Motors, directed by Leos Carax) and Marc Barbe (La vie en rose, directed by Olivier Dahan) as leading actors.
In July 2011, Voloshin’s amazing feature film "Bedouin" had its international premiere in the main competition of the 46th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.