Was born in Leningrad in 1977. From 1993 until 1996 he attended the mathematical faculty of St. Petersburg University. In 1997 he founded the Theatre SatourN, which he managed until 2007. From 1997 he has been publishing reviews and cinema researches in various media. In 2006 he graduated with honors from cinema studies at the faculty of VGIK. From 2007 he teaches cinema history and theory in several institutes and cinema schools. In 2008 made his début as a film director with a full-length documentary Catalogue of Ships.