Born and raised in a rural area of the Sakha Republic, Davydov worked as a teacher after completing his higher education. His experiences working with children led him to filmmaking. With no professional training, Davydov’s productions, including The Bonfire, which won at Kinotavr in 2016, show his natural talent. This breakthrough hit was followed by There is No God But Me (2019) and Scarecrow (2020). He lives with his wife and two children in the village where he was born, and continues to work as a teacher.