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Mariya Pyter

Mariya Pyter

Magic Hour Productions, INC.
Director, Producer and Screenwriter

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July 2015
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About Mariya

Mariya Pyter (aka Harney) is a Russian Director, Screenwriter and Producer, with experience working in Theater (Open Space Theater, Russia), film and TV (Dr Phil, CBS, TNT, REN TV, NTV).

After graduating with honors from UCLA Directing program, Mariya gained experience at Dr Phil show, CBS. In collaboration with cinematographer Bruce Finn (USC) Mariya Pyter directed Women In Film, LA Public Service Announcement for the charity “A New Way of Life: Re-entry Project” featuring rap by Bre-Z (“Empire”). Mariya believes in importance of finding the solutions for issues connected to poverty, homelessness, liberty, AIDS and many more. That’s why Susan Burton’s (CNN hero 2010) charity “A new way of life: re-entry project” that helps women to make a successful community re-entrance after being in prison, was one of the key projects of 2016. PSA Won Gold Aurora award 2017.

Ms.Pyter has two short narrative films in the festival circuit, both brought to life in collaboration with cinematographer Glen Miller (“Titanic”, “Dogma”). Her feature documentary titled “22” is distributed on Amazon and VHX. Recent achievements include Gold Telly and Gold Aurora Awards 2018 for the “One second” WIF PSA, 6 nominations and 2 wins including the best director nomination at 48 Film Project 2018 (DGA Theater), Social Impact Award for “22” feature length Documentary.

In 2018, Ms.Pyter served as a producer and a segment director for the Youtube variety show “THE HOT TAKE!”, co-directed and executive produced comedy pilot “RUNNERS”. She is currently developing two narrative features in sci-fi/thriller and drama/crime genres. Her long term collaboration include Mars Academy, USA for bio-documentary about space exploration and space medicine.

Ms.Pyter’s teaching experience include Directing Workshop at Rough Cut Film Festival, Writing mentorship at Young Storytellers program. She is Workshop developer/Instructor for the Cinema Lab at STEM WORLD.

Mariya supports the empowerment of women in film, both in front and behind the camera, promotes diversity in the industry. Her affiliations include Women in Film, LA, Artemis women in Action film festival, Jeanie Buss’ Women of Wrestling, LA Film Festival, Film Independent Spirit Awards.


  • Granny and Spies

    Granny and Spies (2018)
    Film Director

  • STEM World

    STEM World (2018)
    Video Director

  • Sol 1

    Sol 1 (2018)
    Film Director

  • Land Rover; The all new discovery sport 2018

    Land Rover; The all new discovery sport 2018 (2018)
    TV Movie Director

  • 22

    22 (2018)
    Film (Documentary) Director Add a Plot »

  • Aikido of Los Angeles Commercial

    Aikido of Los Angeles Commercial (2018)
    Film (Sport) Director Add a Plot »

  • The Mansfield Killings

    The Mansfield Killings (2018)
    Film (Crime) Producer Two ex-convicts go on a killing spree murdering six people. In a cornfield in Mansfield Ohio John Niebel, his wife, and their daughter find themselves at the hands of these brutal and gruesome killers.

  • Cockburn

    Cockburn (2018)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A struggling talent agent teams up with a celebrity look-alike to steal the identity of a famous movie star.

  • The Dead Are Silent

    The Dead Are Silent (2018)
    Film (Short and Thriller) Director Cheating wife struggles with her choice between her passionate lover and loving husband, which lead her to the worst possible trap where she has to face her biggest fears!

  • On the Way to Lovetown

    On the Way to Lovetown (2018)
    Film (Short and Action) Director The road to the "Lovetown" turns into roadside battle to death between hot ex-teacher Sunny and most wanted criminal Monroe.

  • Goddess Severa

    Goddess Severa (2017)
    Film (Documentary) Director Add a Plot »

  • Danny Danielle

    Danny Danielle (2017)
    Film (Short and Drama) Director Danny was caught by his my in her closet - in her clothes - and her pearls. Cast out by his family he struggled to reconcile his inside identity, with his outside. At first he tried to squash his spirit with drugs. Through care he was able to blossom into the beautiful female he always was. Only to return home and discover the person who understood him the least, he was the most like. Written by Diane Lansing

  • The Hot Take!

    The Hot Take! (2017)
    Television (Reality-TV) Producer The Hot Take is a comedy variety show on YouTube and the meeting place for today's top social media stars. Join us each week as our hosts Taylor Skeens and Casey Chan are joined by a new special guest. Come party with us and Let's Sizzle.

  • A Psychopath Story

    A Psychopath Story (2017)
    Film (Short and Horror) Actress Add a Plot »

  • Stereoscope

    Stereoscope (2017)
    Film (Short and Horror) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director An old box with an unusual View Master toy mysteriously appears on the doorstep of a young mother.

  • The Vamps Next Door

    The Vamps Next Door (2017)
    Television (Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Add a Plot »

  • Flip the Script

    Flip the Script (2017)
    Television (Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Flip The Script is a comedic web series that does just that on the issues of gender parity and representation within the entertainment industry.

  • Dr. Phil

    Dr. Phil (2016)
    TV Series Miscellaneous Crew

  • A New Way of Life Up and Out Psa

    A New Way of Life Up and Out Psa (2016)
    Film (Short) Director Add a Plot »

  • Mrs. Crown

    Mrs. Crown (2016)
    Film (Short and Crime) Director Add a Plot »

  • Habitat for Humanity ReStore PSA

    Habitat for Humanity ReStore PSA (2016)
    Film (Short) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Women in Film and Habitat for Humanity join forces to shed light on a global cause: Affordable housing.

  • Sigma

    Sigma (2016)
    Television (Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A trio of newly deceased misfits turned guardian angels struggle to save lives, while living together under one roof.

  • Reco's Magic

    Reco's Magic (2016)
    Film (Short and Family) Miscellaneous Crew The children's entrepreneurial spirit come to the rescue of a middle class family when they face hard financial times.

  • Taste to be Wicked

    Taste to be Wicked (2015)
    Film (Short and Horror) Director Abandoned doll discovers cupcakes but one of them will turn her soul into evil

  • Master and Margarita

    Master and Margarita (2015)
    Film (Short and Drama) Director Margarita makes the pact with the devil spirit Azazello to save her beloved Master.

  • Born to Be Wicked

    Born to Be Wicked (2015)
    Film (Short, Fantasy and Horror) Director Abandoned doll gains consciousness, becomes curious but her curiosity lead her to the worst trap!

  • Cleopatra and Antony

    Cleopatra and Antony (2014)
    Film (Short) Director Add a Plot »

  • The Soup

    The Soup (2014)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Director Charlie Chaplin stylized short movie is about three people who are extremely hungry but only the most artful one will get the food!

  • Here Comes Johny!

    Here Comes Johny! (2014)
    Film (Short) Actress Add a Plot »

  • The Walking Deader

    The Walking Deader (2014)
    Film (Short, Action, Comedy and Thriller) Actress Tom and his friends getting ready for party but a sudden call makes their journey ends

  • Muz Hit

    Muz Hit (2012)
    Film Director Add a Plot »

  • Street Poll

    Street Poll (2012)
    Film Director Add a Plot »

  • Program Exposed

    Program Exposed (2012)
    Film (News) Director Add a Plot »


    TODES (2012)
    Film (Reality-TV) Actress Add a Plot »

  • History in Faces: Cambridge Five

    History in Faces: Cambridge Five (2011)
    Film (History) Director Add a Plot »

  • Hidden Cam

    Hidden Cam (2011)
    Film (Short) Actress Add a Plot »

  • Runners

    TV Serie Director

  • The Original Play James Play

    The Original Play James Play
    Film (Drama and Family) Actress One man's struggles with drug addiction told through the eyes of the person he loves most, his little sister.


  • Best Director / Danny Danielle / 48 film project / nominated

  • Gold Aurora Award / Director / Wif PSA "New way of life" / win

  • Gold Telly Award - Local TV - PSA - One second WIF/PSA * Associate Producer

  • A Show For A Change Film Festival * WON / Social Impact Award Documentary "22"

  • Aurora Awards * Platinum Aurora Awards - One Second "One Second" WIF, LA PSA, Producing team

  • Independent Film Awards, London * NOMINATION "On the way to Lovetown"

  • Global Shorts * WIN / SPECIAL MENTION / "Danny Danielle"


  • UCLA

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