Dimitry Elyashkevich

Dimitry Elyashkevich

Actor, Director of Photography, Director


Dimitry Elyashkevich is a prominent Russian film director, producer, and screenwriter. He has directed several critically acclaimed and award-winning films, including the highly successful ‘The Island’ (2006) and ‘The Edge’ (2010).

Elyashkevich was born in the Soviet Union in 1976. He studied at the St. Petersburg State University of Cinematography, where he graduated with a degree in filmmaking. After graduation, he found work as an assistant director at various local film studios.

In 2000, he wrote and directed his first feature film, ‘The Last Station’, which won the Grand Prize at the Venice Film Festival. The film was a critical success and launched his career as a director.

In 2004, Elyashkevich wrote and directed the widely acclaimed ‘The Island’, which was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Film and won the Grand Prix at the Moscow International Film Festival.

In 2006, he wrote and directed ‘The Edge’, a thriller starring Kseniya Rappoport and Aleksandr Baluev, which was a box-office success and won numerous awards, including the Golden Eagle Award for Best Film.

After the success of ‘The Edge’, Elyashkevich began to focus on producing films. He produced the acclaimed ‘The Sun’ (2008) and ‘The First’ (2009) and co-produced the critically acclaimed ‘The Winter Queen’ (2012).

In addition to his work as a director and producer, Elyashkevich has written several screenplays, including ‘The Island’, ‘The Edge’, and ‘The Winter Queen’.

Elyashkevich has won numerous awards and accolades for his work, including the Golden Eagle Award for Best Film, the BAFTA Award for Best Film, and the Moscow International Film Festival’s Grand Prix.

He is widely respected in the Russian film industry and is considered one of the most successful and influential directors of his generation.