Director and Writer: Max Rykov

Bio: Max Rykov is a video producer, photographer, and documentary filmmaker currently based in the Washington, DC area. Born and raised in Kyiv, Ukraine, he immigrated to the United States at 8 years old and took up filmmaking in teenage years. He received a BS in Digital Media Production from Florida State University, and went on to be Head Video Producer at ARTECHOUSE where he worked closely with digital artists and exhibitors. His work was featured by United Nations Foundation, Pantone Color Institute, Forbes, New York Times, and other platforms. Since the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Max has refocused on documentary work and impact driven storytelling, shooting mostly in Poland over the past year.

Experimental Documentary/Essay Short


United States

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