“Sometimes you are the pigeon and sometimes you are the statue.” Claude Chabrol
Because they are really difficult to make.
Because they are the only thing worth doing in life.
Because they are the perfect synthesis of everything I care about.
Because they are the only thing that will be left of this world.
Because films have changed my life for the better.
Dostoevsky, Kierkegaard, Kubrick, Shakespeare, Lippmann, Pop (Iggy), Lang (Fritz), Simpson (Homer)
Eugene Kotlyarenko is a Ukrainian-born, New York-raised, Columbia University-educated Writer-Director, splitting time between LA and NYC. His high-concept, low-brow comedy debut “0s & 1s” (2011) has been called “the ultimate has-to-be-seen-more-than-once movie.” (NY Times) His wild and dangerous webseries “Feast of Burden” (2012) was released by Los Angeles’ Museum of Contemporary Art through MOCAtv and deemed “erudite and uncannily relatable.” (Art in America) He is actively developing several, comedic TV series, a couple of feature films and several long-form projects for fine art institutions and the web. He has worked closely with both Agnes Varda and Zalman King, talked deeply with the likes of Pedro Costa and Alex Ross Perry, and been vaguely praised in disappearing text from Lena Dunham and Darren Aronofsky. His favorite filmmakers are Paul Verhoeven, Bertrand Blier, Robert Altman, Edward Yang and Michael Snow. You can see his work at www.everybodyloves.me