Vitya and Vika, together with the back-office, opened a head company in the United States. Now there is Dikidigital Inc, California, USA. We started working on attracting international projects.
The company was restructured. Four independent units appeared inside: Animation, Interactive, Brands, Films. The service unit Back-Office was also spun off.
We hit the YouTube trends on New Year's Eve!
The launch of our channel and the debut short film about crypto «Champagne made of bitcoins».
The office had a window into [someone else's] open space)
We rented an office at Deworkacy. Somewhere around 17 square meters.
Because of a senseless and merciless strike, the channel was blocked on the day of release. It took two weeks to unlock. Immediately after restoring it, «Kvin» brought 50,000 subscribers to the channel.
The release of the short brand film «Kvin» about a girl who dreams of becoming an actress, but goes to law school.
Divided our friends into those who REALLY got it and those who were like «What the hell was that?». Our first project in which the characters speak English! Or rather in renglish :) Also RBK magazine wrote about us.
Release of the pilot of the series «Russian Hackers Life»
The second 50k subscribers were made by Hackers.
Got a silver YouTube button with 100k subscribers.
We didn't manage to get a booth, but luckily the guys from Parallel Comics accommodated us, for which we are very grateful.
Our first appearance at Comic-Con. We presented a series about hackers and a comic book «Digital Doctor».
The award was conducted [and presented] by Ivan Urgant :)
«Kvin» won a national web award.
Shot from «Digital Doctor» in the comic book / on the set / in the series
On our way out of the office we were always met by a huge Walt Disney print with the phrase «If you dream it, you can it». We felt motivated.
We moved to a bigger office. The floor up. Now we had 27 square meters of space. It felt luxurious.
Told about plans to shoot a full-length adventure «Nakamoto's Crypto Treasure», a digital-fairy tale about Russian hackers. Oh... Who knew then that it would turn into the production of a full animated series!
a) Never premiere on the day of the «Avengers: Endgame» press screening.
b) Make sure the server hosting the interactive series runs smoothly.
Launched an interactive series «Digital Doctor». It premiered at the Winstrike Cybersports Complex.
It was possible to play «Doc» at our booth. And ... There was a line!
We had a great time at Comic-Con in St. Petersburg. It was very cool. We presented a demo app with comics and also an interactive series.
The series was presented at the «Trends 2019» section of the Cannes Film Market!
After several wins at international festivals, our «Doc» was bought by Okko online cinema.
Private premiere of the series «Russian Hackers Life»
Hackers got their first chance at a bigger universe.
Made a strategic deal with Okko to sell and develop several projects.
This is where we are now.
We moved into a 100 square meter office! The windows are big and they overlook the streets.
Shot from a"Catflix" animated commercial
Both videos were made for M.Video. In addition, we worked with Ozon, Yandex.Maps, and other cool brands.
During this time we were actively shooting commercials for a variety of brands. In December 2019 we released two of our favorite commercials: the animated "Catflix" commercial, which was shown in cinemas, and a parody commercial for the TV series "The Young Pope" starring Nikita Kukushkin.
Start of production of our first animated series «The last days of trash» for 2x2.
A month of projects falling off. The shooting of the movie based on «The Hacking Universe» was canceled. Dropped a little tear, but decided to change the direction of the project development.
Started working remotely before it became mainstream.
Our series was presented at the late night show «Evening Urgant»! First time for us!
Participated in the screenlife race, making the series «All Together» for Okko.
A storyboard for the animated series «Last Days of Trash»
The series won "Series of the Year" according to the readers of Snob magazine.
Succesful release of the «Last Days of Trash» series. First at Comic-Con and then on 2x2 platforms. Awesome!
The series is already on Okko. And soon on other platforms as well.
It's been a crazy month! Part of our studio was on the set in Karelia, and the other part was in Moscow. A flaming period in the production of the series "Professor Derville's Drone".
Kinda cool. If we had won, it would have been cooler :)
Three nominations at once for the National Web Award.
Together with 2x2 and Premier we found the best path for our hackers. Production is already in progress!
We signed a contract for the launch of the animated series "Hacking Universe".
Screenshot from the «Professor Derville's Drone» series
We plan to provide 36 projects per year. Let's keep the pace!
We signed a cooperation agreement with the authors of »Epidemic» and «Dyatlov Pass» - 123Production, leaders in the TV series market. Within the framework of cooperation, we develop stories for production.
Not only for us, but also for the adult 2D animation industry in Russia!
«The Hacking Universe» animated series has been released, you can read about how important it is for us
We are negotiating a series of deals and are forming a package of projects for 2022. We are actively seeking new solutions and ways to tell our stories to viewers.