Born in Kyustendil, Bulgaria, in 1968, Théodore Ushev graduated from the Sofia Academy of Fine Arts. He first made a name for himself as a poster designer in his home country before taking up residence in Montréal, Canada in 1999. Where, thanks to films such as L’homme qui attendait (2006) et Tzartitza (2006), he quickly acquired a reputation as a prolific animated film director. In 2006 he began a trilogy on the relationship between art and power which has attracted a lot of attention: Tower Bawher (2006) was soon followed by Drux Flux (2008) and then Gloria Victoria (2013). Alongside he also directed several short films which focus on artists/filmmakers and their relationship to the world: Les journaux de Lipsett (2010), which received 16 awards and is his most well known film, Rossignols en décembre (2011) and Joda (2012). His interest in new dissemination platforms led him to make films for the internet (Vertical, 2003), cellular phones (Sou, 2004) and a video clip (Demoni, 2012).