Todor Velev



23.11.1982, Plovdiv (Bulgaria)


2005-2007 Masters Degree in Film & TV Directing from the New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria

2001-2005 Bachelor Degree in Computer Science and Technologies from the Technical University, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Place of Residence:

Sofia (Bulgaria)

Writes in Languages:

English, Bulgarian


Todor Velev is a film, advertisements and music video director for ten years now. In his career he has been a part of 50+ documentary films, around a hundred music videos and dozens of TV ads and a few short movies. Todor is always focused on trying to tell a good story, knowing that before the great acting, cool production, amazing music and great cinematography, there HAS to be a captivating story.

Sample of previous work

Projects in development


short fiction
developed script

After a hit book, a young writer is struggling with a follow up, until he hears a peculiar story while eavesdropping on his neighbors.

Attached to the project: co-writer, director, producer
Looking for: co-producer

Keywords: dark, comedy, writer, block, writer’s, short, fiction, corpse, murder, book, boom, mic, neighbor, nathan

More from Projects

Filmography and Awards

2016 SEBASTIAN BARRIO, THE FABULOUS LIFE OF A PORN STAR, short documentary, editor
2016 IN THE MIRROR, feature documentary, editor
2015 DISSECTION, short documentary, editor
2014 THE MAGICAL PLACE OF MONTECATINI, short documentary, director/editor
2010 MTEL MEDIA MASTERS, feature documentary, director/editor
2009 FAMELAB, feature documentary, director/writer
2007 WALTZ, short feature, director/writer/editor

My five favourite films

  1. Eternal Suneshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
    by Michel Gondry
  2. The Fountain (2006)
    by Darren Aronofsky
  3. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
    by Darren Aronofsky
  4. Amadeus (1984)
    by Milosh Forman
  5. City of God (2002)
    by Fernando Meirelles, Katia Lund

Favourite scene I wrote

Anne grabs the wheel, looks at Nathan, who stares outside the window. She starts the engine and drives the car outside of town.
He started drinking. Started .. you
know .. hitting me. Pushes me to
have children. His way! Always has
to be his way.
A beat.
He’s, uhm… he is great otherwise.
She turns to Nathan, he is already looking at her.
Yeah. I know how it sounds but …
he is my high-school sweetheart,
promised me the world and … and
delivered. At least to some point.
Car takes a turn.
Aaand .. children. Don’t get me
wrong I … I love children… want
children, but … with him? Not
anymore. I … I tried to escape. I
knew it! Tried to escape, because
… I knew that something…
something bad will happen.
She laughs.
He found me. Of course. Apologized,
again. And I, the fool, believed.
Again… but the fights continued.
Sorry if we are loud sometimes,
Nathan slowly begins to look more and more bored of Anne’s
Yesterday, like… Yeah! Yesterday,
for example – he puts the toilet
paper in reverse.
The roll freaking touches the wall!
Can you imagine?!
(back to calm)
I … You are a regular-rollplacement
type of guy, right?
Are you fucking kidding me?!
What? You a reverse type-a-guy?
Anne slows the car down.
You wasted my time for this boring
ass story, it’s not even a story,
it’s a..a..a fucking anecdote, a
bad sketch on reality TV. Where are
you even taking me?
To the woods, where else?
Nathans looks her like she is crazy.
Like some B-rated dirt-cheap
Halloween flick??! Come on, you
could do so much better!
What do you mean?
You could bury the body in the
woods, but have you even pulled the
teeth out?
Pull them?
You have any idea how much evidence
is there on a corpse?!
(hands on the wheel shake)
You could pull them and throw them
in the river, and bury the body…
or you could burn it, that would
save chopping it to pieces and
burying them at different spots,
plus fingertips will be gone… Dumb 
ass amateur!
Anne shakes her head, looks fearful of Nathan. Stops the car at the woods. Both exit the car.

My favourite film quote

“Death is a disease, it’s like any other. And there’s a cure. A cure – and I will find it.”

The Fountain (2006)