LON ANGELES (CA), UNITED STATES – Alexey Vorobyov, who performed as Alex Sparrow for Russia at the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest, has made it big in the States, after overcoming a serious car accident in Los Angeles.

Alexey recently won the Best Short Foreign Film at the Action on Film International Film Festival for his movie “Dad”, which marked his debut as director.

Alex also wrote the script and composed the songs in the film. He began working on it in 2013 after recovering from his car accident. “Dad” deals with a father’s loss of his daughter and is based on real life events.

DID YOU KNOW?

Alexey Vorbyov represented Russia as Alex Sparrow at the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest in Dusseldorf with the song “Get You”. Although one of the favourites in the lead up to the contest, Russia ended up 16th in the final.