Born in Leningrad to a family of painters.
In 1991 enrolled in the Film Institute VGIK (class of I. Kvirikadze and N. Djordjadze).
Three years later he left for the US, where he worked as sculptor, designer, and later cinematographer and director on television.
In 2006 he returned to St. Petersburg; in 2008 he
founded his own company NORTHEN SKY FILMS and made his first short
film “Resolution”. The film participated
in many prestigious film festivals and has been awarded a special mention
of the jury at the IFF in Locarno and at the IFF in Trieste.
“Short Skirt” is his second film.