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Dennis Sonin, 1st AD, Zurich
  • 1st AD
Born 1978 in Minsk, Belarus (45 Years)


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    About Dennis Sonin

    Over 25 years of experience in both features films and commercials.

    Over 500 commercial projects together with music videos.

    A very precise planner, extremely talented in both administrative and creative tasks on set. Mostly working with international production companies for major brands. Fast, decisive and efficient.

    Below you can find the selected works for the last 5 years.

    Feel free to contact me: [email protected]

    Known for

    Fictional movies as 1st AD

    2012Act of Valor
    Ukraine Segment
    Feature FilmMultipleBandito Brothers [us]Ukraine Segment
    2006Orange LoveFeature FilmAlan BadoyevTwinjoint [ua]
    2003The Burning LandFeature FilmMikhail PtashukJuja Films [ru]

    Advertising/Image/Music videos as 1st AD

    2023Rhiad Season - Be Careful What You Wish ForCommercialIan Pons JewellProdCo [us/uk]
    2023Orange - EasyCommercialSam PillingWanda Production [fr]
    2023Samsung - The Interns. Galaxy Tab S9CommercialThomas OrmondeProdCo [us/uk]
    2023Dubai Police - UAE Swat ChallengeCorporate FilmMatthias ZentnerBold Film [ae]
    2023Samsung S23 Ultra - Love at First SightCommercialHenry ScholfieldRepresent Film GmbH [de]
    2022World Of Tanks - HolidayCommercialFilipe Corea Dos SantosOne Little Production [by]
    2022Asahi - BarmanCommercialLope SerranoCanada [es/uk/us]
    2022Coca Cola - The Conductor. It's a Kind of MagicCommercialPierre Dupaquier (We Are From LA - Wafla)Iconoclast Films [fr]
    2021British Telecom - Broadband RageCommercialThe Sacred EggRiff Raff Films [uk]
    2021Instacart - Your Mom’s Short RibsCommercialIan Pons JewellReset Content [us]
    202130 Millions D'Amis - L'appelCommercialBruno AveillanQuad [fr]
    2021Starling Bank - Set Yourself FreeCommercialSam PillingPulse Films [uk]
    2021Coleman - BlasphemyMusic VideoIan Pons JewellReset Films [uk]
    2021Crown Royal - It's a New World of CocktailsCommercialPaul GeusebroekIconoclast Films [fr]
    2020Apple Watch - The Future of Health Is On Your Wrist. SleepCommercialIan Pons JewellReset Films [uk]
    2019Bose - It’s Beautiful Up HereCommercialIan Pons JewellReset Content [us]
    2019Porsche Taycan - Soul, electrifiedCorporate FilmPer Hampus StålhandskeBWGTBLD GmbH [de]
    2019Audi A1 - Synchronized SwimCommercialJohnny HardstaffIndependent Films [uk]
    2019DJ Shadow - Rocket FuelMusic VideoSam PillingPulse Films [uk]
    2019Diamond Producer’s Association - The Diamond JourneyCommercialIan Pons JewellAcademy Films [uk/us]

    Further projects as 1st AD

    2022EuphoriaVideo InstallationJulian RosefeldtJulian Rosefeldt Filmproduktion [de]

    Fictional movies in other activities

    2008FarewellFeature FilmChristian CarionNord-Ouest Films [fr]2nd AD
    2001PoklonnikFeature FilmNikolay LebedevNTV [ru]script supervisor
    1998Lima - Breaking The SilenceIndependent Feature FilmMenachem GolanMartien Holdings A.V. [us]script supervisor

    Basic data

    Experience abroadCentral Europe: Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Switzerland
    Northern Europe: Norway
    Southeast Asia: Malaysia
    Southeastern Europe: Bulgaria
    West Asia: Georgia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates
    Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan
    Special skillsMM Scheduling | Fuzzlecheck | Crowd Wrangling | Massive experience in Car Shoots | Motion control | SFX and VFX | Miniatures | Animals | Kids | Aerial | Street lockups | Stunts | You name it :)
    LicencesB (car) [eu]
    EducationGraduated from International Economic relations department of Belarusian State Economic University
    Preferred place of workAnywhere in Europe
    Immediate working areaZurich
    1st residence (federal state or country)Switzerland - Zurich