Zenith is a contemporary fairytale about overcoming one’s mental struggle through an unusual spiritual experience and cosmic guidance.
Official IMDB page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5917008/?ref_=rvi_tt
The film was wrapped on Oct 31 and is currently in post-production.
Starring: Kristina Birk, Maggie Cleary, W. Matt Stewart and Solomon Shiv.
An allegory drawing upon the Mass Media's influence and its imposed narratives. This visually dynamic and strange tale follows four ‘cog-in-the-machine’ employees of a utilitarian-esque newspaper. Told with a flare for the Post Modern, Silent Film Era, and Magic Realism, "Black White Read" is the inaugural production of The Westcoast division of Orphans Productions.
Written by Kristina Birk
Directed by Justin Morck
Shot by Justin Arbabi
Executive Producer Solomon Shiv
Production Designer Christopher Allen Yager
Starring: Justin Morck, Solomon Shiv, Kristina Birk, Emily Kincaid, Michael Kelly, Wm Matt Stewart and Kristina Pilskaia
"Käzməs: How I Left OB-LOM" is a dystopian fairy tale set in a highly technological post-Soviet society operated by a citadel of order named Wardword. The story is narrated by Sashenka, a highly imaginative woman, whose mind is imprisoned by Wardword’s system. While Sasha is passing though Wardword’s multidimensional chambers of oblivion, she discovers that her strong will and power of thought throw a serious challenge to the totalitarian labyrinth she is trapped in.
Käzməs is Kristina’s longest and most complicated literary work; it took her more than 12 years to finish writing and translating it. The books was originally written in Russian.
Käzməs was illustrated by Kristina's favorite illustrator Alina Galaktionova (http://agalaktik.com/).
The Legion is Kristina's second written and produced play. It premiered in Aug 2015 at The Gene Frankel Theater and was directed by David Kinniburgh.
Inspired by both milestone emotional events from the writer's life as well as her artistic influences, the story is designed as a vehicle not only for self-exploration but as a call for catharsis to anyone who has ever been in a life altering relationship, for the good or the bad. It deals explicitly with some of the most hidden, unspoken and disturbing moments that we experience in romantic and personal relationships. The emotional and psychological aspects of the narrative are meant as an eye-opening, reawakening juxtaposition to Real Life as we all experience it.
"The Legion is a story about a dysfunctional couple that traps itself in a downward spiral of self-doubt, ego and fury. While fighting each other’s demons, fears and phantoms the characters create a twisted labyrinth of games and struggles uncontrollably projected onto the other's psyche as their relationship progresses toward it's ultimate outcome, living and breathing in the world of the romantic psycho thriller".
In Oct 2014 Kristina wrote and produced her first play “In Thunder, Lightning, In Rain!”, which premiered at The Player’s Theatre in NYC.
The plot: "On the brink of Hurricane Sandy, an electircian, a kindred spirit, 4 artists and a well-mannered iguana living in a Brooklyn Umbrella Factory find refuge in a Storm Shelter. As their sanity gets put to the test, they must survive the Storm, themselves and the play itself. "
Kristina began acting in 2009 when she joined the Moscow Art Theatre, where she studied the methods of Stanislavsky for two years, after which she moved to New York City to study the Meisner Technique at The Neighborhood Playhouse.
In 2013, Kristina joined The Orphans Productions (http://www.orphansproductions.com/) based in NYC a LA, which led to her involvement with six original theatre and film projects produced by the group.
Kristina's commercial work includes the brands XCube, Whatwatch and Menguin.
In 2016 Kristina played Madame Culture, a sophisticated French Bohemian lady, in the art film "Black, White, Read" and an oddball-dreamer Zoey in the fantasy film called "Zenith". Both films are currently in post-production.
During Kristina's modeling career at DNA Models she was representing multiple world-known fashion brands such as DKNY, Sonya Rykiel, Jacadi, and Versace.
Kristina's most recent modeling projects include: NY Fashion Week, runway shows for New York designers Olena Dats', Alex Teih, Alexander Acosta and Katie Fuller.
In May 2015 Kristina worked as a creative writer for the Coach commercial for Mother’s day starring Mariel and Langley Hemingway directed by Brody Baker.