Mykyta Samusiev, a Ukrainian native, hails from the city of Kiev where he acquired a wealth of life experiences prior to transitioning to Los Angeles, California. While attending a university, he began to take an active interest in advertising, most especially in moving images. Without any training in the filmmaking process, Mykyta persisted in learning about the many intricacies behind it and valued the mistakes that came about as they led to growth in self-development skills and discipline. Upon graduation, as an established contributor, he produced videos for a period of 2 years, often with minimal budgets and resources.
With a magnetic passion, Mykyta decided to pursue his deepest love of film by completing a Master’s program at the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles, California. He nurtured his interests in writing, directing and producing films throughout the academic experience, leading to his most ambitious short film to date - Death of a Government Clerk - as his thesis film. Death of a Government Clerk is currently slated for domestic and international film festivals.
Beneath the veneer of almost every thing we see, from the most complex to the simplest, lies a layer of truth. Curious by nature and an opportunity to inspire, Mykyta hopes to encourage his audiences to find their own truths, while challenging their experiences and motivations, and leading them in uplifting directions.