Levan Gabriadze
Gabriadze at the premiere of Lucky Trouble
Levan Gabriadze in 2011
Born (1969-11-16) 16 November 1969 (age 54)
CitizenshipGeorgian, Russian
Occupation(s)Actor, director

Levan "Leo" Gabriadze (Georgian: ლევან რევაზის ძე გაბრიაძე, Levan Revazis dze Gabriadze; Russian: Лева́н Рева́зович Габриа́дзе, Levan Revazovich Gabriadze; born 16 November 1969) is a Georgian-Russian actor and film director. He is best known for directing the 2014 horror film Unfriended.


Gabriadze was born in Tbilisi, then part of the Soviet Georgia. His father, Revaz Gabriadze, was an actor, writer and director. By age 12, Leo was already working in his father's productions.

At age 17, he was invited to star in one of the main roles of the film Kin-dza-dza!. He graduated from the workshop of Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film University, specialized in acting and set design.[1]

He served in the Soviet Army, Air Defense Forces with the rank of private, serving as a fireman.[2]

In 1990, he entered the University of California (UCLA) (Los Angeles) in the Faculty of Design and Animation. In 2000, he moved to Moscow, where he became the advertising director of the film company Bazelevs.[3]

In 2010, he made his first feature film Lucky Trouble which won the audience award "Golden Taiga" in the festival "Spirit of Fire" in Khanty-Mansiysk in February 2011.[4][5]

In 2014, he directed the horror film Unfriended.[6][7][8]

In 2017, he finished work on an animated film based on the stories of his father Rezo Gabriadze, titled Rezo. The film was released in May 2018.


As actor

As director


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  4. ^ ""Сибирь…" отмечена "Золотой тайгой"" (in Russian). Ruskino.
  5. ^ "Фильм "Выкрутасы" дал старт "Российским дебютам" фестиваля "Дух огня"". RIA Novosti. 20 February 2011.
  6. ^ Dave McNary (16 October 2014). "Universal Buys, Sets April Release for Blumhouse Horror-Thriller 'Cybernatural'". Variety.
  7. ^ Elbert Wyche. "Timur Bekmambetov, 'Unfriended'". Screen International.
  8. ^ Timur Bekmambetov (11 April 2015). "In 'Unfriended,' horror comes to life online". Los Angeles Times.
  9. ^ "Milla Jovovich scheitert an russischen Abführmitteln". Die Welt. 24 October 2012. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
  10. ^ Miller, Ryan (12 November 2014). "Levan Gabriadze's Cybernatural gets a title change". JoBlo. Retrieved 28 November 2014.
  11. ^ Loeffler, Shawn (19 August 2014). "FANTASIA 2014: GENRE REDEFINED – AN INTERVIEW WITH CYBERNATURAL'S DIRECTOR, LEO GABRIADZE". Yell Magazine. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  12. ^ Gingold, Michael. ""CYBERNATURAL" (Fantasia Movie Review)". Fangoria. Retrieved 8 August 2014.
  13. ^ Turek, Ryan. "Fantasia Capsule Reviews: Animosity, Closer to God, Cybernatural, Dys-". STYD. Retrieved 8 August 2014.