Larysa Kondracki’s film career began with the breakout short, Viko. Viko’s widespread acclaim on the film festival circuit launched Kondracki as a skilled and powerful storyteller.
Born and raised in Toronto, Kondracki studied English and Theater at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec and went on to obtain an M.F.A in film direction from Columbia University in New York City. While at Columbia, Kondracki began work on an intense and suspenseful feature, The Whistleblower. As a Canadian born of Ukrainian decent, the central themes of The Whistleblower really spoke to her as a writer and an activist for all women. The film received critical acclaim and won several awards in various film festivals such as the Seattle International Film Festival (Golden Space Needle Award- Best Director) and the Palm Springs International Film Festival (Audience Award- Best Narrative Feature).
With the success of The Whistleblower, Kondracki branched out to new and exciting avenues in television. She directed multiple episodes of Direct TV’s Rogue and BBC AMERICA’s Copper for which she is also a Co-Executive Producer for Season two.
Kondracki has numerous projects in current development for both film and television.