Akmyrat is an award-winning Turkmen film producer, artist, and dancer. His work emerges out of the intersection of storytelling, technology, and culture. Currently a VR producer at the Emerging Media Lab of the Institute for the Future and a Master’s candidate at NYU Tisch School of the Arts in Interactive Technology and Art (ITP), his most recent works include an interactive projection memorial for the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911 in NYC and a Virtual Reality mindfulness experience for children.
In Turkmenistan, Akmyrat created and led the video and motion graphics department at TPS Advertising Agency, where he was instrumental at introducing modern techniques of filmmaking to professionals in Turkmenistan. His clients included UNFPA, Nescafe, FlyDubai Airlines and others.
In the United States, he produced an award- winning Sprite film for Coca-Cola, and a permanently displayed Survivor Documentary at the Atlanta’s W. Breman Holocaust Museum. Akmyrat has also worked with companies like Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim, TNT, TCM, FOX, HBO and Conan O’Brien’s Show. He received his Bachelor’s in Film Production with a full scholarship from the Savannah College of Art and Design and a Painting degree from B. Nuraly Art School in Turkmenistan.