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Community: Dima Voznesensky

August 3, 2011

A local spotlight on the young promising filmmaker

  • Text by Kristina Voytovich

Dima Voznesensky, a talented filmmaker who has just finished his second short film “Corporation” based on Ray Bradbury's novel tells Satellite Voices about his work and dreams.

Satellite Voices: What makes you smile? 
Dima Voznesensky: I think I have not smiled much lately. On the outside. But on the inside my heart smiles. I am happy when I do something good. I am happy when somebody else does it. I also have a little secret. I smile behind the camera. It creates a positive mood on the set. In reality, I am just squinting, but it looks like a smile. Such a physical feature. But don't tell anyone!

SV: What was the first project you ever made?
Dima Voznesensky: My first big project was a fairytale “A Letter to Ded Moroz [Russian Santa Claus]” . This is a short film, but I worked a lot. This project has taught me a lot. The most important thing, if you want to become a good director, you need to get experience. 

SV: What is your dream project?
Dima Voznesensky: My dream project is to unite huge creative Russian powers in order to make a feature film that will be out of time, out of space and will be intrested for the whole mankind. I have already some thoughts on my mind about the topic.

SV: What do you wish you had created/written?
Dima Voznesensky: I would to be a planet creator. The planet with its own norms and principles. The life on this planet would be based on "Good Thoughts, Good Words, and Good Actions". Of course, I would like to make a feature film that touched audience feelings. The film plot will strike my audience at the heart. I would bring together all people who are proud of their work. I don't like writing about my future. I am writing it now.

SV: Who's work/art/music would you recommend on checking on?
Dima Voznesensky: I would recommend to watch “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”, all Jean-Pierre Jeunet's films, and “Schindler's List”; to read “A Calendar of Wisdom” by Leo Tolstoy, “Crime and Punishment” by Fyodor Dostoevsky, and “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury; to listen to audiobooks, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Barry White, and Lenny Kravitz.

SV: How do you describe your work?
Dima Voznesensky: It's easier to make a movie for me than to describe it. Imagine the colours. Red, orange and seldom sky blue. My work is interesting, risky, nervous, inspiring, kind and creative. In my life, and in my work, I use the same “Tank Life Formula” - firepower, speed, and armour. 

Stills from Dima Voznesensky "Corporation"

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