Anton Kudryashov is a Russian-born writer/director. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California where he completed the Film and TV Production masters programme in December 2019. While at USC Anton directed several short films, one of which, Grounded (2018), went on to win top prizes at the Violetta and Merced College film festivals. He has written multiple screenplays and was the recipient of the Sloan Foundation Writing Grant for the cold war drama The Handshake. He has also had several high-profile internships including one on The Simpsons with Fox Animation, and is currently in pre-production on his feature directorial debut.