Marina Maria Melnik

was born in 1991 in Moscow. She graduated from College of Film, Television and Multimedia at VGIK. As a director of editing, she worked at the All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company and on the channel Russia 24. Since 2013, she has been studying at the directing department of the All-Russian State Institute of Cinematography (non-fiction film studio S. Miroshnichenko, S. Muzychenko). Since 2016 he has been working at the Ostrov film studio under the direction of S.V. Miroshnichenko.


Egon, 2018; The Dream of the Red Queen, 2017; The Ship of Fools, 2016; Father Baikal, 2019.


Russia, 2019, colour, 85 min.
Director: Marina Maria Melnik
A documentary about the sculptor Dashi Namdakov and the creation of the main sculpture of his life – “Father Baikal”. Dashi’s sculptures are famous all over the world. His work is acquired by patrons from all over the world, and exhibitions are held in the best museums in the world. The value of his new sculpture is even more than that – it is aimed at attracting the views of the whole world to the environmental problem on Baikal.
World premier