Maxim Pozdorovkin is the director of five feature documentaries and multiple shorts. His films include Our New President (Sundance 2018 Jury Prize), Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer (Sundance 2013 Jury Prize) and The Notorious Mr. Bout (Sundance 2014). His documentary Clinica de Migrantes (HBO) was nominated for a 2016 IDA award. He is directing How To Rob Banks for Dummies, a hybrid documentary about cult video artist Joe Gibbons.
Pozdorovkin holds a doctorate from Harvard University with a dissertation about early propaganda.