CREW KIRILL DAVIDOFF , Producer, Director of Photography


Kirill Davidoff served double duty as both Producer and Director of Photography of the 2003 suspense thriller The Gun (from 6 to 7:30 pm). He has also worked on numerous film and commercial projects during his lengthy career as a DP and recently has organized several ventures as a producer, most notably the award winning independent feature comedy Only In L.A. and the multi-festival prize winning hit Over My Dead Body. Kirill also shot, produced and directed The Cry, a striking documentary about the tragic Chernobyl disaster.

Kirill was born in Russia. The son of a renowned cinematographer and a respected actress, he recognized early on his true passion for creative film-making. He earned a Master's degree in Cinematography from the prestigious Institute of Cinema. His mentors included some of the most respected of Soviet film-making elite. After starting a promising career as a cinematographer, he journeyed to the United States to pursue greater professional challenges.

Kirill continued his education in Los Angeles, earning a second degree. Kirill began work in the film business, graduating through the ranks of the camera department eventually joining the International Cinematographer's Guild as a camera operator.

After establishing himself as a DP, Kirill started a post-production facility and co-founded the production company Front Line Films, partnering with Vladimir Alenikov. Their first venture, The Gun, is the only American selection for world competition at the Montreal World Film Festival, 2003.

Currently, Front Line Films is in development on several feature films and a television series. Kirill is also in post-production on a behind-the-scenes documentary about The Gun, as well as promoting and marketing the film internationally.

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THE GUN (from 6 to 7:30 p.m.) 2003 Front Line Films