Viktor Antonov was born and grew up in Sofia, Bulgaria then immigrated to Paris France at 17. He is renowned for creating compelling fictional worlds that combine beauty with striking realism. In his 13 years in the entertainment industry he has designed and art directed projects such as the blockbuster Half Life 2. His responsibilities on the project included the conception of the HL2 universe – City 17, its suburbs and the alien ” Combine ” architecture and technology.VA is a winner of the Visual Effects Society award and a BAFTA award for outstanding art direction. In 2006 VA founded his design/production studio – The Building, In Paris. He was a designer for the sci-fi thriller movie ‘Renaissance’, and did matte painting for the series ‘Skyland’. Viktor’s projects include ‘The Crossing’ for which he co wrote the story and designed a parallel, neo-gothic Paris. He’s an author for the book D’artiste – Concept Art. His art has been published in “Raising The Bar -The Art of Half Life 2”, “The Art of Renaissance”, and many magazines worldwide.His illustrated novel ‘THE COLONY’ is published in the US in 2009 by Design Studio Press. Since January 2008 Viktor has been in charge of the conception and the visual design direction for ‘The Prodigies’ – animated feature produced by Fidelite Films, Onyx and Studio 37. He is co writing ‘Soleil Eiditions’ comic book the Prodigies, prequel of the film, and will direct The Prodigies video game, sequel of the film.