I am facinated by film and theater. I love to make movies, direct for stage and teach actors. In my life all this three activities are linked and complement each other. I feel happy when my studends feel gifted, get confident and get booked for a roles. I feel happy when my movies get acknowledement from audience and awards. I like when people enjoy the show I make, when they laugh and experience catharsis. I am confident that filmmaking and directing is the beautiful way to connect with the inner space. It is also a way to research what are we as a human beings. That is the reason why I do this for so many years. I began acting when I was a student back in 1995. I have been teaching acting and
also directing movies and stage for over 16 years while feeling happy and fulfilled. In
addition, I have also studied Gestalt therapy at Kyiv Gestalt University. The world of
psychology and psychotherapy and the knowledge and related skills it provided,
enables me to be a more efficient director and acting teacher. Today I am an award winning film director and founder of Misha Kostrov’s Actors Studio and Co-founder of "Chornyi Kvadrat" Improvisation and Performing Arts Advancement Center, which are both located in
I look forward to creating new movies and plays and also teaching new students.