Based in New York City
Dmitriy was born in Leningrad, the Soviet Union; his family immigrated to the US in 1992 as Jewish refugees. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film Production worked as a 2nd assistant cameraman in such feature films as Fast Horses (with Victor Argo), 1999 (with Dan Futterman and Jennifer Garner), and others. He also received a Master's of Fine Arts in Computer Graphics and Interactive Media. He then returned to film and video editing, and continued making short films and working on documentaries as a cameraman. Some of those films made their way to Sundance, Cannes Film Festival's programs, BAFTA awards, Student Academy long list, and others.
Some years Dmitriy spent working abroad – first in Switzerland, France, and Portugal filming sports car racing for Antradocs films, then, as an editor and editor on the set for commercials and TV series in Russia and Estonia. He also was a cameraman/director/editor for a number of corporate documentaries on Russian industries; that took some traveling with a camera for clients all over the country before 2014. In the meantime, he was also invited by Antradocs films to shoot and edit a multipart documentary in Japan on the local economy, religion, and the aftereffects of the recent tsunami.
Back in New York Dmitriy proceeded to freelance for NBC Universal (NBC Learn) and Vice Media and continued making short films and documentaries.
In 2020 Dmitriy went back to school to refresh his directing skills and earned an MFA degree from Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema where he extended his body of directorial work. His thesis film Provincial Romance was produced in Estonia. Dmitriy's list of works consists of about a dozen short and documentary films. Currently, he is re-writing and developing three feature film scripts and filming a documentary on a para olympian.