May 17, 1959 |
Tashkent, Uzbek SSR, USSR
Alik Sakharov (Russian: Aлик Сахаров) (born May 17, 1959) is a Soviet-born American television director. A former Director of Photography, he is an active member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC).
Sakharov was born in Tashkent, Uzbek SSR, USSR and lived there the first seven years of his life. When he turned eight, Sakharov was moved to Moscow. He spent the next fourteen years of his life there.
Sakharov moved to the United States in 1981, settling in the New York City area. He became a naturalized US citizen in 1988.
In 1985, Sakharov entered the U.S. film scene as director of The Russian Touch—a topical documentary about the Russian people comprising the third wave of immigration to the United States. In 1992, he directed a silent short film Pausa—a visual meditation dedicated to the memory of the great poet of cinema Andrei Tarkovsky.
Sakharov began sharing the responsibilities of a lighting cameraman in 1985 in the New York industrial video scene, eventually progressing to shooting music videos, commercials, narrative films.
He served as Director of Photography on numerous feature films, as well as a formidable number of programs for network television and premium cable, most notably for HBO with such projects as The Sopranos (38 episodes), Rome (9 episodes), Sex and The City, Game of Thrones.
Since 2006 Sakharov has worked primarily (and from 2010 exclusively) as a television director, with credits including:
- Boardwalk Empire
- Game of Thrones
- The Sopranos (2nd unit director "Made in America"; "Kennedy and Heidi")
- Easy Money
- The Americans
- Black Sails
- Marco Polo
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