Department of Theatre and Film Studies

Ilya Simakov

lya Simakov received his MFA from Temple University, has worked as a director’s assistant, cinematographer, producer and editor. 

Keep It Quiet, his first short film as a director, stars Rusty Schwimmer (The Informant!, Amistad, Twister, North Country, A Little Princess), was shot by Minka Farthing-Kohl (The Detroiters for Comedy Central, commercials for Adidas, Comcast) and art directed by Cheri Anderson (Dear White People, Blood Stripe).