Film director Rustam Ilyasov is a graduate of VGIK (The Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography, Moscow). While still a student in his third year he collaborated with fashion designer Dasha Gauser on a short film Vera that premiered online in 2012 and was later included in the official selection of short films at 35thInternational Moscow Film Festival and won Best Branded Fashion Film at Madrid Fashion Film Festival in 2013. Since then, the designer-director duo collaborate every season, producing cinematic fashion shorts with professional or sometimes celebrity actors and with full-blown feature film quality. Rustam directs and writes original screenplays for all his fashion films. His other short film The Castles of the Elves was awarded best short at Moscow International Film Festival. In 2014, Rustam began filming his first full-length feature The Vacant Life of a Chef based on his original screenplay.
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