Vlad Pankratov is a Russian film director, writer and musician. He also has a passion for an American 50’s rock ‘n’ roll - rockabilly.
Vlad was born into artistic family. His grandfather was a renown cinematographer, his father is a famous Russian theater and film actor and his mother was a film critic.
Vlad began to perform on stage at a very young age, sometimes with his father, but eventually he created a mono performance entitled “There is an Exit” where through a number of pantomime acts he explored a relation between of an individual and society, which was emblematic of Russia at that time. Afterwards, Vlad’s love for music let him to forming a band “Real Hot BBQ” which toured all over Russia with 50’s rock ‘n’ roll. His success as an actor and musician, let him to realization that he was ready to become a film director. He enrolled into the HCSD (Higher Courses for Screenwriters Directors), Moscow RF and wrote and directed the short movie “Knife on the Kitchen Board.” Vlad also recorded a song to the movie. The lead character of the shot is trying to find himself in the false world that surrounds him. Themes of loneliness, isolation from people, feeling lost in the modern society are very important to Vlad and currently he is writing full feature script where he continues to develop the same themes.
When Vlad was11, his interest in Elvis, Little Richard, Eddie Cochran, Buddy Holly started. Vlad is still passionate about their music and through the years he was fortunate to meet in person with such 50’s legends as Jimmy Rodgers, Jack Scott, Charlie Gracie and Huelyn Duvall. Vlad loves classic Hollywood movies of the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s and European movies of the same period. His favorite directors are Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Wells and Federico Fellini.
My film has awards:
Accolade Global Film Competition
Best Shorts Competition
The IndieFEST Film Awards
Los Angeles Short Film Festival
International Independent Film Awards - Spring Session
Global Film Festival Awards