Aleksei Fedorchenko was born on September 29, 1966 in Sol-Iletsk, in the Orenburg region of Siberia. After getting his degree in engineering, he worked on space defense projects in a factory in Sverdlovsk (Ekaterinburg). In 1990, he became the official economist, then deputy director, of the Sverdlovsk Studio. Since 2000, he has managed the studioâs production department, and participated in the production of over 80 films. He studied dramaturgy at the Russian National Film Institute, and has written screenplays for documentaries that have been awarded numerous prizes at festivals worldwide. Fedorchenkoâs first feature FIRST ON THE MOON, a mockumentary about a 1930s Soviet moon landing, was awarded the Venice Horizons Documentary Award. Aleksei Fedorchenko currently lives and works in Ekaterinburg. SILENT SOULS is his third feature film.
“A MYSTICAL MASTERPIECE. An astonishing, haunting, sensual, lyrical, bleak and ultimately beautiful road-trip movie.” – David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle