Alex Budovsky was born in St-Petersburg, Russia on January 21st, 1975. He moved to New York in 1994. In 2000 graduated from Brooklyn College, (bachelor of Arts) with emphasis on film. In 2002 produced two animated music videos for British musician Stephen Coates also known as (The Real) Tuesday Weld or the Clerkenwell Kid. One of the films, “Bathtime in Clerkenwell” received recognition and awards in many film festivals around the world. Currenty Alex has his own production company “Figli-Migli Productions” and works on various animation projects.
“Terminally Ambivalent Over You”. Animated music video based on Stephen Coates’ song under the same title from the album “When Psyche meets Cupid”. 3min. 15 sec, 2002, made in Macromedia Director.
Official Selection at Krok international animated films festival 2003 (Russia/Ukraine) and Ottawa student film festival 2003.
“Bathtime in Clerkenwell”. 3 min. 15 sec, 2002. Made in Macromedia Director. This animation is based on Stephen Coates composition under the same title. This film is about The Great Revolution of the British Cuckoos, who bravely took over London, forcing all the people to move inside the cuckoo clocks.
Jury Award for the Best Animation at Sundance Online Film Festival 2004, Prize “for the perfection of music and fantastic Imaginary” at Ottawa animated film festival 2004, Grand Jury Award for the best animated short at Florida Film Festival 2003, The Best of Show Award from ASIFA-East 2003, Grand Prize from ASIFA–West, Prize for the best film in “applied animation” category at KROK –2003 (Russia-Ukraine), Diploma from IX Russian Festival of Animated Films, Best Animation at Boston Underground Film Festival, Third Prize at Film Fest New Heaven.
Official selection at Annecy 2003 (France), Newport International Film Festival 2003, Resfest 2003, Sacramento film and music festival, Woodstock film festival, Hamptons International Film Festival, Northhampton Independent Film festival, New York Expo, Wiesbaden Film Festival (Germany), Cartoombria (Italy) , Black Nights international Film Festival (Estonia, Tallin), Tel-Aviv Festival for comics and animation, Anima Mundy (Brazil), Aspen Shortfest, Zagreb Animafest
“Jukebox”. 2 min. 50 sec, 2006. Made in Flash. This film is based on the song “Jukebox” and original drawings by Jim Avignon (aka Neoangin) from his album “Scratchbook”. Animated and directed by Alex Budovsky
Awards: Diploma for the best music video at the international animation festival Bimini (Riga), Winner of the Best Music Clip at the 2007 DeReel Independent Film Festival (Australia).
Official selection at Woodstock film festival, St-Louis film festival, Anchorage International Film Festival, Three Rivers film festival, Philadelphia film festival, Tiburon International film festival, Red Shift film festival, Russian festival of animation in Suzdal, Sicaf (Korea), Festival of Animation “Reanimacja”