Aleksei Valeryevich Serebryakov is a Russian and Canadian stage performer and film actor. He is known for his work in Leviathan (2014), Van Goghs (2018) and Zhila-byla odna baba (2011). For years Serebryakov had been working with the most famous theatrical companies in the country: Tabakov Theatre (1986-1991) and Lenkom Theatre (2009-2012). In March 2012, Serebryakov emigrated to Canada with his family, citing corruption and political unrest in Russia as barriers to raise his children.
Sergey Livnev is a Russian-born scriptwriter, director and producer. His first script (ASSA, 1987) was made into one of the most famous films of Russian perestroika. In 1991 he directed Kiks (Cracked) and in 1994 Hammer and Sickle. Both films received a number of awards in Russia and internationally. After producing in Russia and in America for 23 years, Sergey returns to his roots with a film Van Goghs which he wrote and directed. Van Goghs was shot in Latvia and Israel.