Michael Craig is a director and producer of independent films and lives and works in Moscow. He founded Copernicus Films which has produced the arts documentary series: "The Russian Avant-garde - Renaissance or Revolution", a series of six films about the Russian Avant-garde.
After a decade in the film industry in the UK, mostly packaging feature films for international production companies and the financial and production aspects of feature films, he traveled to Moscow in 1995 to make films & write. He made his first documentary film Alexander Rodchenko in 1998 and from this experience embarked on series of films about the Russian Avant-garde of the 1920s and 30s. 3 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 & the Japanese Avant-garde. Recently completed 2 films on Russian theatre. About Stanislavsky & Vakhtangov