Andrei Severny | Director and Editor
Andrei Severny is a filmmaker, photographer and video artist. Severny’s narrative and documentary films explore art, drama, human perception and psychology. On his quest to reveal the inner world, Severny engages in both reality and abstraction. His works operate on multiple levels engaging both intuition and intellect.
Andrei Severny’s first feature-length narrative film Condition received a special award at the 29th Torino Film Festival, Italy and was screened on French television.
Since 2007, Severny has collaborated with Edward Tufte, a world renowned master of analytical design. Tufte served as the producer of Severny’s 2012 documentary Teaching to See. The film was listed as one of the 100 best design films of all time.
In 2015 Severny directed and edited the black & white art film Gravitation: Variation in Time and Space, starring Diana Vishneva, the top Russian principle ballet dancer at the American Ballet Theater and the Mariinsky Ballet. The award-winning film represents unique synergy of dance, cinema and metaphorical exploration of the universe. The use of space imagery prompted NASA to feature Andrei Severny’s film at the Houston Festival of Cinema Arts. The film was selected by over 15 international film festivals around the world. It’s most recent screening took place at the prestigious Walter Reade Theater, selected by the Lincoln Film Society in New York.
In 2016 Andrei Severny co-directed and edited the innovative interactive documentary Inside Risk: Shadows of Medellin. The live version of the complex multi-language project is currently touring the world and the interactive version will premiere on Swiss and other European TV channels.
Andrei Severny is currently working on his new feature documentary – a transformative immigrant story of the Indian Michelin Star Chef and cultural ambassador Vikas Khanna.
Severny was born in 1977 in Moscow, Russia into a family of astronomers. He moved to New York city in 2004, where he lives and works.
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