Sashinski studied at the same film school as filmmaking legends Martin Scorsese and Spike Lee (Tisch @ NYU) and you know what he learnt?
That film school is an “elitist, expensive waste of time”.
Sashinki is a champion for getting out there and making films. Learning, experimenting, ever-evolving.
Born to an Iranian mother and an Indian father and London bred, Sashinski grew up watching classic films with his Persian grandmother. From Gone With The Wind to Casablanca to The Godfather. Next he read the screenplays – reverse engineering the films just as a mechanic takes a car apart and puts it back together. That is how they do it, right?
It’s this film-make-it-yourself attitude that keeps Sashinski fresh, intuitive and instinctual. He strives to be completely present on set – watching what’s unfolding in the moment, giving the subject his undivided attention. This clarity and connection means his films are by nature profoundly heartfelt, emotionally charged and always led by narrative. His films are emotive and engaging, pulling the audience into the worlds of every individual character.
Never one to blindly follow the latest filmmaking trend, he strives to find the very best approach and aesthetic to serve each story. Nothing looks cool for coolness sake. Whether short film, commercial or music video, Sashinski strives to let the subject be seen, allowing the audience intimacy with them, in a stunningly cinematic approach.
And when he’s not hunting for the next story to tell, Sashinski is an active member of POCC, Sporas and Free The Work or out on a walk with Pablo, his long-haired chihuahua.