Best known for his animated film Your Name, which became the third-highest-grossing anime movie in history, animator and manga artist Makoto Shinkai had initially studied Japanese literature. His Weathering with You was Japan’s official submission for Best International Film at the 92nd Academy Awards. He is also dubbed The New Miyazaki.
An artistic polymath, Herbert Bayer was a graphic designer, painter, photographer, sculptor, art director, environmental and interior designer, and architect, known for advocating integration of all art forms. Born in Austria and educated at Bauhaus, he migrated to the USA after a successful stint in Europe and as ARCO's Art and Design Consultant built up the company’s vast art collection.
Yuriy Norshteyn is a Soviet and Russian animator and filmmaker best known for his short animated films like Tale of Tales, which is widely regarded as the greatest animated film of all time. Yuri Norstein is considered by many as the best animator of all time. He has received many prestigious awards, such as the People's Artist of Russia title.
Eve Mavrakis, the former wife of actor Ewan McGregor, made headlines with the rumors of her split with McGregor after the latter was found kissing his co-star Mary Elizabeth Winstead. The mother of four has been part of the production teams of films such as Empire of the Sun.
Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam is an Iranian dancer, choreographer, director, and actor. Shahrokh, who works in Paris, is credited with founding the Nakissa Art Company where he formerly served as the artistic director. Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam is the first Iranian to be associated with the popular Comédie-Française troupe.
Sabu Cyril is an Indian production designer and art director best known for his work in the Indian film industry. One of the most popular and celebrated art directors in India, Cyril has received four National Film Awards for Best Production Design. He achieved international recognition for his work in the 2010 Tamil-language science fiction film Enthiran.
Argentine-born French author and filmmaker Nelly Kaplan began her career as an assistant of Abel Gance and later worked him on Austerlitz. She won several international awards for her short films, often focusing on women’s issues. She also taught at the Institut des Hautes Études en Arts Plastiques.
Musician, art-director, and allsherjargoði of Ásatrúarfélagið Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson is best-remembered for pioneering use of computers in composing musical-pieces that paved-way for new concepts in recording and arrangements. He worked with several bands, most-notably with Þeyr that released albums like Útfrymi through independent record-label Esquimaux Management that he co-created; and worked with several musicians like Sigur Rós, on experimental projects.