Writer/director Illya Szilak and creative and technical director Cyril Tsiboulski, are known for their interactive multimedia online narratives such as www.queerskins.com which inspired Queerskins: a love story at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. Szilak, who is trained as an infectious disease physician/HIV specialist and continues to practice part-time at Rikers Island Correctional Facility in New York City, based the Queerskins story on her experiences treating patients with HIV/AIDS.
Szilak’s longtime creative partner Cyril Tsiboulski is a partner and creative director at Cloudred, an interactive design studio in Brooklyn, New York. He earned an MFA at Parsons School of Design and a B.S. from the University of Cincinnati.