Lucy Egisserian

Lucy Egisserian

Director

Other Roles: Producer, Independent Filmmaker, Editor

Areas of Focus: Documentaries

Organization: Independent Filmmaker

Biography

 
 

Lucy grew up in Odessa, Ukraine, a city steeped in rich cultural and artistic tradition. After graduating from Odessa’s Art and Design Technical College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, she moved to Moscow where she studied Stage Production and Technology at The Moscow Art Theater School – the premier theater arts school in the country. There Lucy received a Master’s in Stage Production and produced multiple shows both in the capital and provinces. She moved to the United States in 1991 with uncertain immigration status, no connections, limited English, and $800.00 in her pocket. In 15 years Lucy was working in the tech industry as a User Experience Designer/Web Information Architect. She had everything she ever wanted, but something was missing in her life. After more than a decade in the corporate world, Lucy went back to her creative roots.and discovered film. Not just any type of film, but documentaries. Documentaries became her new love. They allowed Lucy to express her passion for the human condition without the need for actors. From there she left her lucrative career for the uncertain but rewarding future of independent filmmaking.

nWhile producing promos, instructional, educational and personal events videos, Lucy sought a story that would inspire a new generation to rise up and lead. Then Boris Nemtsov was assassinated. Lucy’s life had come full circle. The hopes of her “perestroika” generation for freedom and democracy, Russia returning to “evil empire” status, and sacrifices a physicist made for democracy was the perfect story to tell. This documentary is Lucy’s way of telling the world that we cannot sit on the sidelines anymore and that we must be #notyouraveragecitizens.

 

 
 
 

Lucy grew up in Odessa, Ukraine, a city steeped in rich cultural and artistic tradition. After graduating from Odessa’s Art and Design Technical College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, she moved to Moscow where she studied Stage Production and Technology at The Moscow Art Theater School – the premier theater arts school in the country. There Lucy received a Master’s in Stage Production and produced multiple shows both in the capital and provinces.

She moved to the United States in 1991 with uncertain immigration status, no connections, limited English, and $800.00 in her pocket. In 15 years Lucy was working in the tech industry as a User Experience Designer/Web Information Architect. She had everything she ever wanted, but something was missing in her life.  After more than a decade in the corporate world, Lucy went back to her creative roots and discovered film. Not just any type of film, but documentaries. Documentaries became her new love. They allowed Lucy to express her passion for the human condition without the need for actors. From there she left her lucrative career for the uncertain but rewarding future of independent filmmaking.

While producing promos, instructional, educational and personal events videos, Lucy sought a story that would inspire a new generation to rise up and lead.

 
 

Then Boris Nemtsov was assassinated. Lucy’s life had come full circle. The hopes of her “perestroika” generation for freedom and democracy, Russia returning to “evil empire” status, and sacrifices a physicist made for democracy was the perfect story to tell. This documentary is Lucy’s way of telling the world that we cannot sit on the sidelines anymore and that we must be #notyouraveragecitizens.