Ilona is a feisty South Londoner of Russian Jewish heritage. Raised in an all female household she possesses a fierce independence and tenacity as a budding young female director. It comes as no surprise that Ilona is a Scorpio…
As a history graduate Ilona developed an interest in complex characters, cultural and social driven narratives. Naturally drawn to darker themes and aesthetics across all cultural platforms; film, music & fashion Ilona hopes to fuse these elements together to create visually stimulating impactful work.
After graduating Ilona started working in Fashion, navigating through numerous work placements; Nowness, Conde Nast, Hunger TV & The Sunday Times Style.
After deciding fashion wasn't for her, she moved into the world of production. Ilona landed a job at Rokkit as a creative researcher/director’s assistant. She has since worked at Stink and freelance as a director's assistant. She has learnt the ropes working on treatments for some of the biggest promo and commercial directors in the game and now hopes to apply this to her own work.