After receiving an M.S. degree in Oceanography, Vitaly Sumin produced ocean-related documentaries
(Jacques Cousteau style) which eventually led him to abandon his scientific career to get a B.A. degree in
film directing. He subsequently worked as a co-writer and producer on numerous productions. Sumin’s award
winning short film "From Womb To Tomb", which he wrote, directed edited, and produced, made a world tour
of important festivals.