Alik Sakharov (born May 17, 1959) is a Soviet-born director of photography and television director. Born in Tashkent (in present-day Uzbekistan), he moved to the United States in 1981, becoming an American citizen in 1988.
After directing some short films, documentaries and music videos in the 1980s and 1990s, he started working closely with HBO, serving as a director of photography on The Sopranos, Rome (for which he won an Emmy Award) and Sex and the City. He also directed one episode of Rome, as well as some episodes of Brotherhood, Easy Money and Rubicon.
On Game of Thrones Sakharov debuted in the first season, working as a director of photography on four episodes. For the second season, he became a full director, a position he will retain in the third season.
Director of Photography
|Season one credits|
|Winter is Coming||The Kingsroad||Lord Snow||Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things||The Wolf and the Lion|
|A Golden Crown||You Win or You Die||The Pointy End||Baelor||Fire and Blood|
|Season two credits|
|The North Remembers||The Night Lands||What is Dead May Never Die||Garden of Bones||The Ghost of Harrenhal|
|The Old Gods and the New||A Man Without Honor||The Prince of Winterfell||Blackwater||Valar Morghulis|
|Season three credits|
|Valar Dohaeris||Dark Wings, Dark Words||Walk of Punishment||And Now His Watch is Ended||Kissed by Fire|
|The Climb||The Bear and the Maiden Fair||Second Sons||The Rains of Castamere||Mhysa|