Michael grew up in both Russia and the USA.
While studying for a MA in Psychology at Moscow State University he started to work in the film industry. After graduating he moved to London and began directing commercials winning prizes at the Cannes Lions Young Director’s Award, Golden Drum, Shots and others.
His debut feature film “SILVER SKATES” aka “CITY OF ICE” (2020) – was the first Russian-language Netflix Originals movies. It was the
Opening film at the Moscow Film Festival (2020) and won”Best Picture” and other prizes at national awards.
His second feature film – “MASTER AND MARGARITA” starring August Diehl, Yulia Snigir, YEvgeniy Tsyganov and Claes Bank is based on the cult novel by Mikhail Bulgakov. Principle photography wrapped in 2021. The film is set to be released early 2024.
Based in Los Angeles