LEVGENIY is a documentary short by Asya Nikolayeva and Pavel Fedorov. This is a film about all of us: everyone who has ever been on a journey, on an adventure, chasing their private rendition of the American Dream. LEVGENIY follows a year in the life of a young Ukrainian artist Yevgeny Lapchenko, who comes to San Francisco to experience endless ups and downs, inspiration, disappointment, and ultimate love for California, Ukraine, and art.

  • Asya Nikolaeva
  • Pavló Fedorov
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  • Pavló Fedorov
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    36 minutes 6 seconds
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    January 27, 2020
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    United States
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  • Nepal International Film Festival
    February 15, 2020
    Worldwide Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Asya Nikolaeva

Asya is a San Francisco-based film director, originally from Ukraine. After graduating from Kiev Film Institute, she went on to study directing in London, Moscow, and San Francisco.
Asya’s creative ambition is to find the perfect middle ground between the European tradition of storytelling and the large-scale American approach to filmmaking.
Currently she’s working on short films and music videos, while also writing the script for her first feature film.

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Director Statement

I make films because I can’t stop telling stories. Everywhere I look I see and hear unbelievable characters, strange coincidences, curious places, and catchphrases. All of this comes together to form my little magic world, which I am constantly trying to transfer to the screen and make believable, so that others would fall in love with it, too. Cinema helps me look for and find like-minded people, fight fears, broaden my own horizons and try to relax rigid social norms. Please join me in my film-making game, because without it the world is just way too serious!