Dragomir Sholev was born in 1977 in Russe, Bulgaria. He graduated in 2007 from the Bulgarian National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts. He has directed over 450 commercial and music videos and his short film Before Life, After Death (2005) won the Jameson Short Film Award at the Sofia International Film Festival. His feature debut, Shelter (2010), was selected for more than 70 film festivals around the world, and received many awards. Other feature films include The Pig (2019) and Fishbone (2021).