May 17, 1959
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
Sakharov entered the U.S. film scene in 1985 as director of The Russian Touch—a topical documentary about the Russian people comprising the third wave of immigration to USA. In 1992, he directed a silent short film Pausa—a visual meditation dedicated to the memory of the great poet of cinema Andrei Tarkovsky.
He 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.
Sakharov 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 on HBO's The Sopranos (38 episodes), and, as Director/cinematographer, on HBO's Rome (10 episodes), and Game of Thrones (8 episodes).
He served as Director/co-Executive Producer in the third season of Starz' television series Black Sails. He also served in seasons One and Two of Netflix mega budget series Marco Polo (directing episodes: "Feast"; "The Fourth Step"; "Lost Crane"; "The Fellowship"), where he also directed a Christmas special episode entitled "Marco Polo: One Hundred Eyes".
In 2018 he directed episodes of Ozark.
Since 2006 Sakharov has worked primarily 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
- Flesh and Bone
- House of Cards
- The Witcher
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- "AFI Awards 2011". AFI.com. American Film Institute.
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- "2012-13 Online Film & Television Association".