SERGEY KACHKINProgram Bio
April 2008: New York and the Full Frame Film Festival in Durham, North Carolina
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Sergey Kachkin was born in 1973 in Perm, a town just west of the Ural Mountains. He graduated from the Perm State Technical University in 2001. Kachkin was introduced to the members of a group of documentary filmmakers known as The Perm School in 2004 and began work as an independent filmmaker in 2006. He debuted as a producer with The River Floating into the Sky, a documentary that was screened in New York City in 2007 as part of a special program co-hosted by the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar. In 2007 Kachkin also produced the film The Lost World which followed the lives of inhabitants of a mental hospital. That same year, he started working with the Novy Kurs (New Course) Studio based in Perm and made his debut as a filmmaker with the documentary Being Filmmaker Berezovsky, which tells the story of a director who made a very popular film in Soviet times but whose work has now sunken into obscurity. The documentary received many awards and was purchased by more than 20 countries. Kachkin recently founded his own studio and production company. He is currently working on a project Songs of Immigrants and launching a new film that will be called On the Way Home.