After receiving an M.S. degree in Oceanography, Vitaly Sumin produced ocean-related documentaries (Jacques Cousteau style) which eventually led him to abandon his scientific career to get a B.A. degree in film directing. He subsequently worked as a co-writer and producer on numerous productions. Sumin’s award winning short film "From Womb To Tomb", which he wrote, directed edited, and produced, made a world tour of important festivals. Sumin received a US patent #4,784,394 for his invention "The World Belongs To You!" - an interactive tourist game (including video, reality TV and other versions).
Sumin further studied at The Sorbonne in Paris under a study grant. His script "Idiot", a contemporary international thriller based on Dostoevsky’s novel, received a development grant from The Warner Bros Fund. A number of other Sumin's scripts are circulating in the United States and Europe.
Currently (2016) his company, VM Productions, is working on the development of the package of 3 feature length projects (with Sumin scheduled to produce and direct): IDIOT-LA, SHADES OF BLOOD, CRIME AND PUNISHMENT, LA with the participation of A and B cast (click here for more info).
Recently completed Projects:
- 2010-2011 - NOTES FROM THE NEW WORLD
- 2012 - THE MISSING SCREENWRITER
- 2013 - SHADES OF DAY - DIRECTOR'S CUT-2013
- 2014-16 - RE-IMAGINING DOSTOYEVSKY