Born in St.Petersbourg, Russia
Trained as a film director in the acclaimed National Film Institute (VGIK) in Moscow, Anna Tchernakova has worked as a writer, film director and producer since 1993. Her films have participated in international film festivals including Tokyo, Berlin and Montreal.Her credits include a one-hour documentary Postscript to Infinitas made for Ostankino Television (Russia, 1992), a feature The Cherry Orchard (35mm, Russia, 1993), a one-hour poetic science-fiction drama Last Summer (The May Street Group and CBC, Canada, 2000), an animation Sea and Stars (the National Film Board of Canada, 2002), documentaries Billesdon Millennium Music (2001), Writings On Water (2002), a short 16mm film Unified Theory of the Universe (2003) and others. She has written scripts, stories and poems and directed theatre plays.She left Russia in 1994 and since then taught at McGill University, Montreal, Canada and University of Lincoln, UK, and worked as an independent filmmaker in Victoria, British Columbia (Canada). Now Anna shares her time between Canada and England where she continues to work as filmmaker with her production company Zaleski Enterprises Ltd.
Since directing 'Season Of Mists', Anna has completed a new feature 'Death in Pince-Nez or Our Chekhov' (produced by Merkator Media, release summer 2010).
Work in progress includes a Russian-Canadian co-production ‘Telemetry’ and 'Serova Close', a historical children drama set in 1956.
Anna's website www.annatchernakova.com