Natasha Merkulova was born in Russia in 1979. Director and scriptwriter, she studied in Irkutsk and Moscow. Natasha began working as a presenter on Irkutsk television. Aleksey Chupov was born in Russia in 1973, and he is also a director and scriptwriter. He studied in Moscow and in the USA. Chupov began his career working as a TV journalist. Together, they have written and directed feature films like Intimate Parts (2013) and The Man Who Surprised Everyone, premiered in the Venice International Film Festival.