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Nika Belianina


Nika Belianina is an award-winning multi-hyphenate Writer/Director, camerawoman and photographer, with background in lighting and props. A fresh DGC member, who works in both scripted and documentary realms, she’s a WIDC alumnae, WIFT and Yorkton RBC Filmmaker’s mentorships recipient. Nika’s films have screened across 25 countries and at such festivals as Tribeca, Atlanta, Cinefest Sudbury, Just for Laughs and Boston Sci-fi. Half of her films have been produced by the US-Canadian Actor/Director Clark Johnson (The Wire, Homeland). Her directing credits include crime docuseries “Fear Thy Neighbor” (Discovery), and a dirty dozen short films, music videos and documentaries. In her narrative work, Nika likes to explore alternative realities, be it in a character’s imagination (Crazy Lovn’), or a full on anti-utopia and fantasy (Butterflies of Trip City, The Last Mermaids). She sprinkles magical realism when possible and loves working in comedies. Her upcoming project is a DGC, William F. Whites and Pixomondo Unreal Engine joint production of “Paradox”, a short sci-fi comedy. Nika is currently developing a female-centric comedy feature and a magical realism dramedy mini-series.

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Nika Belianina

Main Reel

  • Fear Thy Neighbor

    Fear Thy Neighbor

    Episodes: 812, 813

    Link: IMDB

    Role: Director

    Studio / Network: Discovery

    Type: One-hour episodic (TV/SVOD)

    Genre: Crime, Drama, Docu-drama

  • Eccentric Eclectic

    Eccentric Eclectic

    Link: IMDB

    Roles: Director, Producer

    Type: Indie Documentary

    Genre: Documentary, Music, Comedy