NYC based writer, director, producer Natasha Babenko was born in Kiev, Ukraine. After obtaining Master’s in Linguistics and International Public Relations, she embarked on a journey of exploring the world. She traveled extensively, lived and worked on 3 continents before starting her artistic career. She was accepted to NYU, Tisch School of the Arts, Graduate Film Program. “The Birth of an Artist” is her first documentary film. The story about disabled Ukrainian girl who manages to live a life of a prolific artist is an exploration of human potential and determination.