Born in 1974 in Sofia, Bulgaria. He has been a bartender in Prague, a cook in Washington DC, a gardener in Toronto, a boom operator in New York, and an accounting clerk in San Francisco. Graduated from the National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria in 2000. His first feature-length documentary Georgi and the Butterflies, presented at nearly 100 film festivals all over the world, won the Silver Wolf at IDFA 2004 and 12 other international awards. His second feature documentary The Mosquito Problem and Other Stories (both films produced by Martichka Bozhilova, AGITPROP, Bulgaria) premiered at the International Critics’ Week of Cannes 2007. It received 15 international awards among which the Grierson Award for best documentary - London FF 2007, Grand Prize - Documenta Madrid 2008, Grand Prize - Sunny Side of the Doc 2008.