Sergei Kachkin is a Russian film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is best known for directing the critically acclaimed films The Teacher (2016) and Liza, The Fox-Fairy (2015).
Kachkin was born in Moscow in 1985. He grew up in a creative environment; his father was an actor and his mother was a painter. He was always interested in film and attended Moscow State University to study film history and film directing.
Kachkin's career began in television, directing shows such as The Good Life, which aired on Channel One in 2006. He then moved into feature films. His first feature was the crime drama Silent Threat in 2011. The film had a limited release in Russia but was well received by critics.
In 2013, Kachkin directed the romantic comedy Liza, The Fox-Fairy, which earned him international attention. The film was an unexpected hit in Japan, where it won several awards. It also earned Kachkin a nomination for Best Director at the Golden Eagles Awards in Russia.
In 2016, Kachkin directed The Teacher, a drama about a schoolteacher who uses her position to manipulate her students. The film was well received and won several awards, including the Grand Prix at the Moscow International Film Festival.
Kachkin has also produced several films, including the Russian-Ukrainian drama The Good Life (2014) and the horror-comedy The Bride (2017). He has recently been developing a new project, called The Pilgrim, a supernatural drama set in the Soviet Union.
Kachkin is highly praised for his unique vision and style, as well as his ability to create powerful and moving stories. He is considered one of the most promising young Russian filmmakers of the 21st century.