Currently, Anastasia is leading a team of talented video producers and editors at The Dodo — #1 digital media brand in the world for animal people, where she guides the creation of incredibly compelling and shareable 55+ midform and shortform video pieces per each quarter, to motivate and inspire millions of viewers across multiple platforms and formats. During her four years at The Dodo, she shepherded over 300 videos from pitch to final product, generating billions of views and billions of minutes of watch time cumulatively.
Most recently, she has also founded I’ll Plan You’ll Travel, a personalized custom travel itinerary service that leverages her passion and expertise in travel and social media. With her combined expertise in content creation and digital marketing, she thrives in a fun, highly creative, fast-paced environment where she is able to apply her in-depth knowledge of emerging trends and social media best practices to engage in real-time cultural dialogue, collaborate with influencers and partnered brands in the travel industry and spread joy!
Anastasia’s passion for filmmaking led her to leave her hometown of Moscow, Russia to travel across the world and study film directing and producing at School Of Visual Arts in New York. She graduated in 2019 with BFA in Film with Honors and received Humanities and Sciences Department Award. During her time at SVA, she produced, directed and assisted on 75+ set productions of short narrative films, music videos, commercials, and other video projects. She experimented with multiple visual storytelling mediums, including performance art, photography, 2D animation, film, virtual reality and stop-motion. Two of her fashion films were selected and screened at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia in 2017. And for her thesis, she took on a challenge of making a feature film. Along with her partner, they embarked on a 2-year journey, fundraising over $70K to come as close as possible to their creative vision, traveled and filmed in over 10 countries and together edited 35+ hours of filmed footage. Today, their award-winning feature film Prayer Before Birth is available to watch at http://prayerbeforebirth.com/