Slava Tsukerman was born in Moscow, Soviet Union.
Best known as the director/writer/producer of a cult classic Liquid Sky, Slava Tsukerman has directed internationally 43 films of different genres. He has received 13 awards from many international film festivals.
Tsukerman made his debut at the age of 21, as the director/writer/producer of I Believe in Spring. This first independently made fiction short in the Soviet Union history, won First Prize in the Moscow Amateur Film Festival, was awarded in the Film Festival in Montreal and was successfully released nationally.
Tsukerman's films Great Bells, The Heat in Cold Numbers, Professor Alexandrov's Discovery, Vaudeville On Vaudeville won the highest awards in the Soviet film industry. His documentary Once Upon a Time There Were Russians in Jerusalem, produced by Israeli Television, was a first prize winner at the Tenth Hollywood Festival of World Television. Here are some of Israeli press comments on the film:
Tsukerman lives in New York City, the source of inspiration for his most known picture Liquid Sky, the film which was defined in the fundamental study of contemporary art, The Scandal of Pleasure by Wendy Steiner, as the "concise presentation of postmodern concerns".
Liquid Sky is described by TV GUIDE FILM & VIDEO COMPANION as "Outrageous fun. One of the more accessible independent features ever made"; and by TLA GUIDE as "One of the most original and hallucinatory films in memory. A stunning cultural collage".
Liquid Sky has broken box office and duration records in the USA and elsewhere.
Here are some of press comments on Liquid Sky:
Not long ago Mr. Tsukerman completed his new American movie Poor Liza, based on a Russian love story of 18th Century. Poor Liza won Grand Prix at the Gatchina Film Festival (Russia, March 2001) and a prize for Best Directing at the Kinotavr Film Festival (April 2001).
At the same time while making his feature films Mr. Tsukerman is involved with producing and directing of numerous documentaries, sponsored films, TV commercials and music videos. His two hour long documentary Stalin's Wife has been released theatrically in US in 2005.