Yuri Shapochka, Director
The writer and director, former journalist Yuri Shapochka, produced and directed documentaries for Ukrainian television. His stories and cultural insights have appeared in daily newspapers and magazines in the Ukraine. Since moving to Birmingham, Alabama, Yuri has become part of a fervently growing film community. His current film projects include the full-feature comedy "Ivan Goes Abroad". Together with director of photography David Brower, Yuri recently completed the short film "Waiting", which has been accepted by the Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival. Last year short film "Game Shop" was accepted by the Spiritual Film Festival (India), George Lindsey UNA Film Festival, and Directors Lounge in Berlin. Yuri lives in Birmingham, Alabama, and enjoys painting and photography.