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Our short film 'Billy' and three works by other directors are part of the Pause Originals collection of 2022 year with the theme, "Beyond 2050". Pause Originals is a digital platform dedicated to nurturing and showcasing the creative endeavours of emerging filmmakers for over a decade.

"Billy" was born out of our desire to explore a different angle in the world of robotics and storytelling. We wanted to step away from the typical post-apocalyptic robot narratives and instead introduce a lighter, more sarcastic story. You know, we're all a bit tired of the heavy stuff, and we thought it would be interesting to take a problem we care about, like waste recycling, and present it from a fresh perspective.

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thanks to Pause Fest!


Written and directed byArtem Shcherbakov

Art DirectorsMaxim Shagovikov
Alexey Orlov

Executive producersArtem Shcherbakov
Anton Chistiakov
Aleksei Novikov

ProducersDaria Sharonova
Elmira Shcherbakova

Script EditorPetr Samoilov

Lead AnimatorAnton Chistiakov

Lead Visual Development ArtistNail Gaynullov

SupervisingAlex Makedonski

VFX artistAndrey Bibartsev

Directors of PhotographyNail Gaynullov
Artem Otvodenkov

Character concept artistsMaxim Shagovikov
Alexey Orlov
Natalia Chistiakova

Character artistsAlexander Panin
Ilya Dyadyura

Props artistsAlexander Korshakov

Animation artistsAnton Chistiakov
Elena Marchenko
Dmitrii Fomenko
Ekaterina Shvedova
Giorgi Tchanturia
Liubov Tcimbaliuk
Pavel Elchaninov
Alexandr Pridachenko
Negah Majlesi

Music and Sound-designIlia Shibanov

EditArtem Shcherbakov
Dmitrii Sebrov

Rigging artistRavshan Gaziev
Alexander Gushin

Rigging artist (props)Alexander Smirnov

Track, cleanupAlexandr Chiknaev
Maks Cheslavsky

Motion-graphicsVlad Bratkevich

Previs artistNail Gaynullov

Mocap ActorOtar Berov

Voice ActorBaldwin Williams Jr.