KIRILL MIKHANOVSKY, Director, Writer, Producer

Russian-born Mikhanovsky grew up in Moscow where his early passion for cinema compelled him to skip school and go to the movie theatre across the street from his home where, often as the only person in the house, he watched countless films. After the Soviet Union collapsed, Mikhanovsky immigrated to Milwaukee, where he had a series of odd jobs, including driving medical transport for people with disabilities, and began making films. After graduating from NYU Film School, Mikhanovsky went on to make films in the US, Brazil, Russia, and South America. A Sundance Alum, his first feature SONHOS DE PEIXE won the Critics Week at the Cannes Film Festival.

Mikhanovsky’s Recent Film Credits:  

COMING TO YOU (2016 - post-production) Writer/Director Austen and Houpt; GIVE ME LIBERTY (2016 - pre-production) Writer/Producer with Austen, Houpt and Janvey INHALE EXHALE screened at Amsterdam Documentary IFF, Clairmont-Ferrand, and Khanty-Manjinsk, Russia where it won the Special Jury Prize. He co-wrote the Colombian short MARTILLO ((by Salazar, Grand Prix at the Kiev IFF) and shot the Georgian short “The Debt” (by Koguashvili, Tribeca, Sundance, Cinema Jove festivals, (among others); DUBROVSKY (2014/written/directed), a 4-part dramatic Russian TV series, also released theatrically (900 screens) as a feature-length film; THE NINTH FALL(writer/development); F.Barbosa’s GABRIEL AND THE MOUNTAIN (2017) Writer.