Michael Craig

Michael Craig

Copernicus Films
Director and Producer

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December 2011
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About Michael

Recently completed a film documentary series about the Russian Avant-garde. Owner and founder of the company Copernicus Films. Started on a series about Russian theatre of the early 20th century. Two films are completed with Vakhtangov and the Russian Theatre in post production: Release scheduled for mid summer 2013.

Published book "Journey to Ogasawara" which is an account of the making of the film "David Burliuk & the Japanese Avant-garde" filmed in Japan and on the Bonin Islands

Michael Craig and Copernicus Films with over 20 years of experience of film making in Russia offers a complete production service for anyone thinking of filming in Russia; from development, budgeting, scripting to shooting and post production. Click here for more information or e-mail michaelcraig@

After a decade working in the film industry in the UK, mainly on the financial and production aspects of feature films, Michael Craig travelled to Moscow in 1995 to make films and write where he has lived and worked ever since. He made his first documentary film "Alexander Rodchenko and the Russian Avant-garde" in 1999 and from this experience embarked on series of films about the Russian Avant-garde of the 1920s and 30s. Three more films in the series followed: "Architecture and the Russian Avant-garde and , "Meyerhold, Theatre and the Russian Avant-garde" and "Mayakovsky" . Two further films have now been completed "David Burliuk and the Japanese Avant-garde, with locations in Moscow Tokyo and Kyoto and a 6th film "Kandinsky and the Russian House" shot in Germany and Russia. Check out for more information.




  • Vakhtangov and the Russian Theatre

    Vakhtangov and the Russian Theatre (2014)
    Film (Documentary) Director Vakhtangov eventually became one of the foremost directors of the Russian theatre in the early twentieth century until his early death in 1922 at the age of 39. Talented and enigmatic, his great achievement was the the synthesis of Stanislavsky's theories of acting and realism and Meyerhold's studied theatrically. This film by Michael Craig is the third in the series about Russian theatre in the early 20th century. Written by Anonymous

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