"No Offence" Channel 4 Drama
WINNER - Royal Television Society Award Best Drama
NOMINATED - BAFTA Award Best Drama Series
NOMINATED - Broadcast Awards Best Drama Series, Best Original Programme
WINNER - LA ROCHELLE TV Award Best Foreign TV Fiction
"Hoff The Record" Dave Comedy
WINNER - International Emmy Award Comedy Series
“La La Land”
NOMINATED – Rose D’Or Award Best Comedy
NOMINATED – BAFTA Award (Scotland) Best Entertainment Programme
“Death in Gaza”
HBO/C4 Feature Documentary
WINNER – EMMY Award – Exceptional Merit in Non-Fiction Filmmaking
WINNER – EMMY Award – Non-Fiction Directing
WINNER – EMMY Award – Cinematography
NOMINATED – EMMY Award – Non-fiction Writing
NOMINATED – BAFTA Craft Award, Factual Editing
WINNER – BAFTA Award, Current Affairs
WINNER – Audience Award, Hot Docs Toronto
WINNER – Innovation in Direction, Chicago Documentary Film Festival
WINNER – Sterling Award for a Feature Film, AFI Silverdocs
WINNER – Rory Peck Award for Features
NOMINATED – RTS Award, Current Affairs
NOMINATED – Grierson Award, International Cinema Documentary
FILM FESTIVAL OFFICIAL SELECTIONS
Berlin, Chicago, Toronto, Amnesty USA, Seattle, LA, AFI, Galway, Flanders, Barcelona, Melbourne & Stockholm
“High Spirits with Shirley Ghostman”
NOMINATED – BAFTA Breakthrough Talent Award
“My New Best Friend”
Channel 4 Comedy
WINNER – Rose D’Or
WINNER – Best New Comedy, British Comedy Awards
WINNER – Comedy Series, Chicago Television Festival
NOMINATED – Comedy, Indie Awards
NOMINATED – Comedy performance, RTS Awards
Misha’s commercials work has also been recognized by numerous awards including Cannes Lion, Shots, APA, Webby and IVCA.
You can contact Misha via the agents listed below.
UK Film & TV Agent:
at Curtis Brown
US Film & TV Agents:
Phil d’Amecourt & Kim Bialek (film) and Melissa Myers & Theresa Kang (TV)
As creator, writer, director and EP, Misha is currently in Los Angeles in production on the pilot of Gooseberry for Comedy Central and Lionsgate, with executive producer Sacha Baron Cohen. An anthology series of action comedies that play out entirely in the real world, Gooseberry is a unique mashup of immersive theatre and improvised comedy starring Marc Wootton.
In 2019 Misha directed The Feed, an Amazon Prime original series from Studio Lambert and Channing Powell, starring David Thewlis, Michelle Fairley and Guy Burnett.
In 2018 Misha was the lead director on Kiss Me First, Skins creator Bryan Elsley's adaptation of Lottie Moggach’s cult YA novel for Netflix and Channel 4. The radical teen thriller plays out in both real world drama and full CG virtual reality sequences. The Herald called it “the most striking and intriguing first episode of any new British TV series of the last five years”, The Observer “An entrancing new style of television drama”, The Guardian “It’s terrific and crucially moves the genre on in one significant jump”.
Misha was the lead director on the acclaimed second season of Ordinary Lies for Red Productions. The Times “It is time to acknowledge that Danny Brocklehurst’s serial is one of the best dramas on television this autumn”, The Guardian “Con O’Neill is utterly convincing”, Daily Mail “the new series is instantly much more engaging”, Daily Express “viewers gripped after fantastic first episode”, Independent “An almost Chaucerian ride through modern lives and mores”.
Prior to that he directed on the first, second and third seasons of Paul Abbott’s anarchic police drama No Offence, starring Jo Scanlan, Elaine Cassidy and Alexandra Roach. No Offence won the RTS Award for Drama Series and was BAFTA nominated for Drama Series.
Misha also directed short film Barbados - an LA set drama starring Michael Sheen, written by George Kay (Killing Eve) and produced by Fred Berger (La La Land) that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Misha, George and Fred are now working with producer Faye Ward at Fable Pictures on feature film Johnson vs The Johnsons with support from the BFI.
Misha developed, wrote and directed the pilot Hoff the Record, a comedy about the surreal life of David Hasselhoff that went on to win the International Emmy Award for Comedy Series.
Misha also co-created and EP’d Showtime comedy series La La Land, which was described by both The Guardian and The Mirror as "Genius" and by Time Out as "perfectly acted, cushion-bitingly awkward and above all, very funny".
Amongst his other work Misha directed and co-created action comedy pilot In Deep for Big Talk, was the lead director on comedy-drama Pramface, directed on Stephen Poliakoff’s Golden Globe winning BBC Two/Starz mini-series Dancing on the Edge and directed the widely acclaimed single drama Excluded for BBC Two which The Guardian described as “all brilliant – immediate, tense, funny, sad, touching, relevant”.
Misha has been nominated for BAFTA Awards for Breakthrough Talent, Non-Fiction Editing and Comedy Programme, he won the British Comedy Award for Best New Comedy and he has been twice nominated for the Rose D’Or for Best Comedy (winning once). He began his career editing and directing documentaries such as the multi-Emmy and BAFTA-winning Death in Gaza (HBO).