The Real American

The Real American

Narrative films

Russian exchange student Alya struggles to fit in with American culture at her 17th birthday party.

Eat The Tourists

Eat The Tourists

Narrative films

A tourist finds himself trapped in an awkward situation.                          
                         
                         

What Doesn't Kill You - teaser

What Doesn't Kill You

Narrative films

After rare diagnosis, Lily's attempts to flee from war-torn Israel are thwarted when airport closes and her zany cousin forces her to party.

The Air Inside Her

The Air Inside Her

Narrative films

When six year-old Katya touches herself, her grandmother tries to come up with a reason to stop her.

Half-Life

Half-Life

Narrative films

The radiation won't be killing us at this age - life will!

Wax

Wax

Narrative films

An Orthodox Jewish woman goes on an date she set online.

Natali Yura - Fall 4 U

Natali Yura - Fall 4 U
(Music video)

Music Video

On-The-Go

On-The-Go - Crumpled Memories

Music Video

Tesla Boy

Tesla Boy - Broken Doll (feat. Tyson)

Music Video

Amika - online spot

Amika – online spot

Commissions

Amika armory collection.

Eva NYC - online spot

Eva NYC – online spot

Commissions

Eva NYC represents the duality found in real women. We stand for a community that embraces a (beauty) lifestyle that is un-regimented, fun and free.

Like a dream

Like a dream

Commissions

A poetic journey following artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh as she takes on street harassment in the Brooklyn neighborhoods through her arresting street art, backed by the piercing poetry of Camille Rankine.

Fitz latest

Footlocker/Asics

Commissions

А blind athlete prepares to run her first NYC marathon. Co-directed with Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic.

About

BIO

Darya Zhuk left Minsk, Belarus at the age of 16 to study in the US. Six years later with a cum laude B.A. degree from Harvard University, Darya Zhuk started making films first as a video artist, then as a producer and today as a director. She is a proud honors graduate of Columbia University MFA program in Directing. Her films have been selected to SXSW, Tarkovsky, Oaxaca, Atlanta, Palm Springs, Koroche, Santa Fe Independent film festivals just to name a few. In 2015, she won the best female writer-director award from New York Women in Film and Television for her work on The Real American, as well as the best short at the oldest film festival in Belarus, Listapad; What Doesn't Kill You won the best short at Boston Jewish Film Festival. In 2014, she directed a half-hour comedy pilot for the Russian cable network TNT called Filfak, which has been greenlit for production. She strives to tell fun, unapologetically messy stories about always strong, diverse, and sometimes shocking women.

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