Vladimir Prudkin (Russian: Владимир Прудкин, Hebrew: ולדימיר פרודקין) is a filmmaker, theatre director, screenwriter, producer.
Vladimir Prudkin was born in Moscow (Russia) in an artistic family of Mark Prudkin, a famous actor of the Moscow Art Theatre and Ekaterina Prudkina, a Chief Assistant Director at the same theatre.
Vladimir Prudkin has graduated from three universities majoring in different spheres. He acquired Master’s degree in Physics in Moscow State University (MSU), Master's degree of Fine Arts in Directing and Acting Teaching at Moscow Art Theatre School (Academy) and Bachelor’s degree in Law in University of the Russian Academy of Education.
As a student of Moscow State University, Vladimir Prudkin was an actor and performer at the well-known Moscow Students Theatre.
After his graduation from Moscow Art Theatre School, Vladimir Prudkin started his career as a director in the Moscow Art Theatre
In 1996, Prudkin became the Moscow Art Theatre’s Vic Artistic Director under the leadership of Oleg Yefremov.
From 1992 to 2000, simultaneously with his work at the Moscow Art Theater, he was the Artistic Director of the International Artistic Center under the Moscow Government.
In the period of 2000-2003, Vladimir Prudkin established and chaired the Artistic company "Moscow Art Center".
In 2003 he returned to the Moscow Art Theater as the Vice Artistic Director.
In 1990-1995, he was an adviser to the Vice-Mayor of Moscow and the Deputy of the Parliament of Russia on culture and art.
In 1990-1993 he was co-chairman of the Moscow branch of the Democratic Russia Party.
In 2009, he leaves Russia and moves to Israel, where he concentrates on working in filmmaking as a director, screenwriter and producer.
Since 2010 he has been living and working in Israel, Germany and Switzerland.
Since 2012 he has been the Artistic Director of the international production company Mirage Adventures headquartered in Zurich.
Selected theatre works
- "Foam" by Sergey Mikhalkov; Yaroslavl Theater named after Volkov – director
- "Summer Folk " by Maxim Gorky, Moscow Art Theater – co-director
- "Fantasy about Ivan" based on the works of F. Kafka, A. Sukhovo-Kobylin, S. Stratiev; Moscow Art Theater – author of the play, director
- "Candlelight Ball" based on the novel "The Master and Margarita" by M. Bulgakov, Moscow Art Theater – co-author of the play, director
- "Dragon" by E. Schwartz, Moscow Art Center – director
- "Ghosts Among Us" by Kobo Abe, Moscow Art Theater – co-director
- "Journey Into Coloured Dreams" based on the stories of N. Nosov, Moscow Art Theater – author of the play, director
- Autumn Wind – director, scriptwriter (based on the play by J.P. Wenzel)
- Death Scenes – director, screenplay
- Luna-Luna – producer
- NO-ONE – writer, director, producer
- Fairytale Sect – producer
- Best Feature Film and Best Cinematography Awards at Vienna Film Festival
- Best Feature Film Award at Winchester International Film Festival
- Best Director of Foreign Language Film Award at West Europe Film Festival in Brussels
- Best Original Screenplay of a Feature Film Award at London Fusion International Film Festival
- Best Feature Film Nominee at Burbank International Film Festival in Los Angeles
- Best Feature Film Award at Hong Kong Indie Film Festival
- Kramer, Günther (13 July 2018). "No-One by Lev and Vladimir Prudkin triumphs in Vienna". Indie Cinema Magazine. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
- "Владимир Прудкин". Кино-Театр.РУ. Retrieved 2020-10-18.
- "VIFF Vienna Independent Film Festival (2018)". IMDb. Retrieved 2020-10-18.
- "Winchester Film Festival (2018)". IMDb. Retrieved 2020-10-18.