( 1968 -
Yeri: Köstendil, Bulgaristan
Theodore Ushev was born in Bulgaria and earned a master's degree in graphic and poster design at the National Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia in 1995. He taught there for several years before moving to Canada in 1999. He works in multimedia, illustration, animation and has exhibited his posters in Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Japan, Denmark and Russia. His digital animation films have been selected by many festivals, including Annecy, Ottawa, Sundance, Toronto, Montreal, Valladolid, Rio de Janeiro, Dresden, Tampere and Leipzig. Theodore has since 2003 worked regularly in the Animation and Youth Studio at the National Film Board of Canada. He designed and animated the Engrenage web portal, which earned him the Grand Prix Boomerang in 2004. He also developed the site In vivo for the Canadian pavilion 2005 World Exposition in Aichi, Japan. Prolific director, Theodore Ushev completed 3 other films between 2005-2007 - The Man Who Waited, Tower Bawher, and the children movie Tzaritza, which became world-wide hits on the festival circuit scene. In 2007 he completed his movie Sou destined for the mobile devices as part of the 10 movie-series The Art of Seduction, together with directors as Denisse Villeneuve, Guy Madin, and Isabella Rosselini. The series are aired on Bravo TV, Sundance TV channels, and MSN Networks. Now Theodore Ushev works on an animated biography for one of the most charismatic Canadian Directors, Arthur Lipsett. He is in charge of the new IMAX Stereoscopic Animation department of NFB.