A little boy with a great imagination and an even greater secret.

Creative team

Writer/director/producer: Tymur Markunin

Filmmaker’s statement

The film Phobia was [really] fun to make. It originated from a short story that I wrote many years ago and it was quite a challenge to adapt it to film.

The main character’s phobia can be interpreted both metaphorically and literally.

I think that the theme of the film should be close to the heart of people who suffer from any kind of phobia and also to people who are often misunderstood and feel different.

About Tymur Markunin

Tymur Markunin

Tymur Markunin was born in Ukraine in 1987.

He moved to Canada in 2009 to attend the digital animation program at College of the North Atlantic in Newfoundland. He graduated with the President’s Award for academic excellence in 2011.

Tymur’s final [student] film Friends won the best digital character award from Applied Arts Magazine. It also screened at Nickel Film Festival.

In 2014 Tymur moved to Ontario to attend a post-graduate digital character animation program at Sheridan College. He graduated in 2015 and his final film is Phobia.

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