My Galactic Twin Galaction

One day he receives an email that looks like spam: there is apparently trouble in a neighbouring galaxy that will soon threaten his own. His galactic twin, Galaction, asks him for help in the struggle against evil. Thus begins a boldly colourful adventure in which good and evil, utopia and dystopia, narrative and post-narrative compete to entertain the audience.
by Sasha Svirsky
with Sasha Svirsky
Russian Federation 2020 English 7’ Colour, QuickTime ProRes World premiere


  • Sasha Svirsky (Voice-Over)


Written and Directed bySasha Svirsky
AnimationSasha Svirsky
EditingSasha Svirsky
CinematographyKsenia Shcherbakova, Sasha Svirsky
Sound DesignAlexey Prosvirnin
MusicAlexey Prosvirnin
Line ProducerNadezhda Svirskaia
ProducerAlexander Gerasimov

Produced by

"Master-Film" Movie Company

World Sales

"Master-Film" Movie Company

Sasha Svirsky

The Russian filmmaker was born in 1980 and graduated from the Grekov Art College in Rostov-on-Don with a diploma in painting. He is a self-taught animator and, since 2008, has worked as an independent animation director creating over 30 animation films. He has developed his own artistic language by mixing media, using a method of improvisation and challenging stereotypes. He lives in Moscow and, since 2013, has collaborated with his partner and wife, Nadezhda Svirskaia.

Filmography (short films)

2009 Mirs Pirs 2010 Kak skala (Like a Rock) · Sireni (Sirens) 2012 Gost na kone (Guest on a Horse) 2014 Chepurnas · Muravyinie pesni (Ants’ songs) · Bokus Mang 2015 Gda-Gda · Tanzonk · Urozhay (Harvest) 2016 9 sposobov narisovat cheloveka (9 Ways to Draw a Person) 2017 Mashina progressa (Engine of Progress) · Lavo 2018 Pro babu, kotoraya hotela uletet (About a Woman Who Wanted to Fly Away) · Devstvenniy veter (A Virgin Wind) 2020 Moy galakticheskiy dvoinik Galaktion (My Galactic Twin Galaction) 2021 Vadim na progulke (Vadim on a Walk)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2021