Wednesday, 7 February 2007

Copernicus Films











Copernicus Films operates out of Russia making documetary films and was created by Michael Craig. At the moment we are completing a series of films about the Russian Avant-garde of the 1920s and 30s including films about Mayakovsky, Alexander Rodchenko, Meyerhold and Russian Avant-garde architecture as well as other figures of the Russian Avant-garde. All films are out on DVD and can be purchased on Amazon. The series will eventually be made up of six films possibly more. All films have been shot on location in Moscow over a period of several years. Maykovsky was shown on Swedish TV in 2006, Alexander Rodchenko and the Russian avant-garde was shown on the ArtsWorld channel in the UK in 2003 and premiered at the Milan International Film Festival.
I live and work on a permanent basis in Russia. The details of this I will go into in later entries. There are many reasons to work in a different country but as far as Russia is concerned if you want to make films, the creative atmosphere in Moscow combined with the history of film making in Russia, makes this as good a place as any to work. Many people may doubt this but after nearly twelve years in Moscow I can say otherwise.