Sergey Livnev is a Russian-born scriptwriter, director and producer. His first script (ASSA, 1987) was made into one of the most famous films of Russian perestroika. In 1991 he directed Kiks (Cracked) and in 1994 Hammer and Sickle. Both films received a number of awards in Russia and internationally. After producing in Russia and in America for 23 years, Sergey returns to his roots with a film Van Goghs which he wrote and directed. Van Goghs was shot in Latvia and Israel.