documentary fairytale, 75 min, 2022 

A Hawk as Big as a Horse follows the daily life of Lydia, a queer
ornithologist who lives in Shcherbinka, a remote suburb of Moscow.
As Lydia embarks on remaking David Lynch’s Twin Peaks, she
decides to create Lara, a life-size silicon doll of her favorite actress.

film by Sasha Kulak
cinematography Sasha Kulak, Maryana Drogoveyko, Yakov Mironchev
music Yakov Mironchev
script doctor Olga Polevikova
producer Louis Beaudemont
3D artist Elizaveta Federmesser

Les Steppes Productions, 2022
With the support of Sundance Institute, CNC, in collaboration with ARTE La Lucarne


Abdel-Wahed El-Wakil: Portrait of an Architect

A film portrait dedicated to the architect Abdel-Wahed El-Wakil. Professor El-Wakil is a leading Islamic architect of our time, winner of the Aga Khan Award and the Driehaus Prize, a student and like-minded intellectual soulmate of the famous architect Hassan Fathy. The film focuses on the role of craftsmen in traditional architecture, the symbolic dimension of religious buildings, and the crisis of modernism.

The film was commissioned as a part of the collateral project of the Qatar Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale.

Co-Directed by Olya Korsun and Furqat Palvan-Zade
Executive producer Fahad Al-Attiyah
Camera Sasha Kulak
Second camera and color grading Fedor Guerlein
Editor Saveliy Sharkov
Sound and music Ivan Merkulov

Caravane Earth, 2022

Decisive Pink - Destiny 

Director/camera/edit DIVIDI
Animation Director: Misha Gurovich
Color Grading: Anton Zimmerman
1st AC, Gaffer: Linus Kropp
Producer: Yara Yuri Producer
Set & Costume Designer: Josine Immoos
Make-up: Nataly Vasilchenko
Hair Stylist: Don Johan Devigo

Decisive Pink - Angel Deradoorian | Kate Shilonosova

Fire Records, 2023

FRENCH DINNER - playtronicacantouchthis.studio

“French dinner” — video from series of dishes that sound 🎶
A video produced during a residency in Nantes around food and music involving film director Sasha Kulak and sound designer OMMA
dp Sasha Kulak
Mixing HRCLS.tv




documentary essay, 61 min, 2022
world premiere International Film Festival Rotterdam 2022

It’s 2020 and Minsk, the capital city of Belarus, is overflowing with anti-government protests.
A dreamy figure – Mara – takes us on a journey alongside the protesting crowds. Mara’s symbolic presence is a stark contrast to the harsh reality of the street. There is a determination to Mara, but also a fragility – as if her persona reflects the collective mental state of the protesters witnessing their dream for freedom turn into a nightmare 

film by Sasha Kulak
featuring Rai Man O To
narration voiceover Serisu
costume designer Dymna Vyderka
music Pavel Bocharov
sound editing and re-recording mix Paata Godziashvili, Nika Paniashvili
producer Louis Beaudemont, Ksenia Gorenstein
poster artwork by Rufina Bazlova, Maria Smirnova