ACTOR Melnechuk’s feature debut was playing the lead in Malik Isasis’ time travel romance The Elegant Clockwork of the Universe. He recently played in RZA’s Love Beats Rhymes and in Sara Colangelo’s Sundance winner The Kindergarten Teacher. His latest outing is Amos Efrat’s Twice At Once, opening at festivals in 2019.
FILMMAKER Melnechuk is an award-winning director and producer. His short film Jack and Jill won the Carnegie Mellon and Malta International Film Festivals, and Something Happened won New York Shorts International. Melnechuk’s short production, Randall Dottin’s Fevah, and feature doc., Max Powers’ Don’t Be Nice are currently on the festival circuit. Melnechuk is currently developing a feature adaptation of Jerry Thompson’s adventure novel Bridge to Alta Vista for Winding Roads Productions.
POET Melnechuk is Executive Director of Bowery Poetry, creating and hosting its signature open mic PoetNY from 2013-2017. Melnechuk’s poems have appeared in films—RZA’s Love Beats Rhymes and Malik Isasis’ Lena’s Complicated Machine, and in print—Latexo Beat, The Brooklyn Rail, Ostranenie, and Poet Sculpture: Free, and has appeared at MoMA, Ideas City, MASS MoCA, The 92nd Street Y, and The Queens Museum.