Vadim loves film’s ability to transmit emotions and illuminate different points of view. He is inspired by the unknown, and the ways in which it can be explored through film. In 2012, Vadim became interested in the medium while working as an assistant on a film called Desert Dancer. During this time, he was able to meet all of the main characters including Freida Pinto. Furthermore, he was able to help raise money for the film by drafting and organizing product placement. His passion has been ignited ever since.
Currently, he is working on forming a production team that will film series and shorts. Additionally, he is working on his first short film, Nexo. Nexo features many Cuban high schoolers who had never acted before this film. Although there was a small professional team to help out with production, almost everything was done by the students themselves. Over Spring Break, Vadim traveled to Cuba to showcase the film, but he is still reaching out to foundations to plan it’s release. While there, he was able to share the premiere with both the children and their families. He describes, “seeing their faces, seeing their tears, and seeing all of them jump up and down at the very end chanting ‘We did it! It worked!’” He counts this as the proudest and most rewarding moment of his life.
Check out the trailer for Vadim’s film Nexo:
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