Dragomir Sholev was born on 21 July 1977 in Russe, Bulgaria. He graduated from the National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts, NAFTA (animation & film directing). After the success of his shorts Family, Habanera, Before Life, after Death and The Go-Between, in 2011 Drago Sholev directed his first feature Shelter. The scenario was co-written with Razvan Radulescu, Melissa de Raaf and Drago Sholev. Shelter premiered at San Sebastian IFF and up to now has received 21 awards for its appearance at over 70 festivals around the world, among which Tromso IFF, Rotterdam IFF, Goteborg IFF, Sofia IFF, Guadalajara IFF, Buenos Aires IFF, Festroia IFF, Munich IFF, La Rochelle IFF, Haifa IFF, Odessa IFF, etc. Meanwhile Drago is constantly keeping busy by directing commercials with top agencies, for brands such as, VW, Ikea, Milka, Nestle, Raiffasein bank, Unicredit Bank and many others.