Asparuh Petrov (1981) developed a passion for animation after he graduated from the High School of Applied Arts in Trojan in 1999. Until 2007 he worked as a motion designer, creating TV idents for several Bulgarian televisions. Since 2007 he has worked as a freelance animation director, and has been creating his own animation projects. Asparuh is one of the lead directors of Compote Collective productions. His latest film "Trace" is touring around the world at many International Animation Festivals.