Team around the campfire
Our team is comprised of visual storytellers, designers and developers that work hard to tell you the most compelling story.
Sergiy Polezhaka
Founder & CEO
Sergiy Polezhaka is the CEO, co-founder and firestarter at New Cave Media. In the past, award-winning photojournalist and videographer strongly and proudly influenced by Danish School of Media and Journalism, who came over to the dark side of the immersive 360°/VR visual storytelling.
Alexey Furman
Co-Founder & COO
Alexey Furman is a Ukrainian freelance photojournalist, Missouri School of Journalism alumni and co-founder of New Cave Media. As a photojournalist, he covered the Euromaidan revolution, the annexation of the Crimean peninsula and the war in East Ukraine in 2014 for various national and international media outlets, and received multiple awards for his work, including POYi, NPPA's BOP and Bayeux-Calvados Award for War Correspondents.
Kirill Zhylinsky
Co-Founder & CTO
Kirill Zhylinsky is a graphic and web designer with more than 10 years of international experience, Bachelor of Communication Design, co-founder of New Cave Media. He began his career as a commercial photographer, and then completely switched in design.
Nikita Yurenev
Far in the past, Nikita worked as a full-time IT specialist. Then he decided to change his life and started working internationally as a photojournalist. He covered Euromaidan revolution and IDP's life in Eastern Ukraine for international news agencies. In 2015, Nikita lived in New York and worked as a freelance photographer. From early 2017, he began to produce immersive media content with the New Cave Media team. In NCM, Nikita is responsible for 360° video production and creating 3D models using photogrammetry.
Sergey Korovayny
In 2017, Sergey became a Fulbright scholar and now is getting his Master's degree in multimedia photography in Newhouse School in Syracuse, NY, USA. As a freelance photographer, Sergey completed more than 20 photo projects published in leading Ukrainian media outlets including Radio Free Liberty, Kyiv Post, and Bird in Flight. In 2016, Sergey started working with 360°/VR and joined New Cave Media.
Joseph Sywenkyj
Executive Producer
Joseph Sywenkyj is an American photographer of Ukrainian descent. Among his many awards, Joseph was the recipient of the prestigious W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography in 2014. From 2014-2016 Joseph was a Fulbright Scholar in Ukraine documenting severely wounded Ukrainian soldiers and activists.
Anastasiia Trepyton
Unity Developer
Anastasiia Trepyton is a New Cave Media virtual worlds constructor, aka Unity developer. She started her career as journalist, but then abruptly changed her life vector direction to programming and VR technologies.
Liza Nesterenko
3D Artist
Liza Nesterenko is a 3D artist. She has more than 5 years of experience in game development as a 2D artist, but about a year ago she found her passion in 3D.
Oleksandr Tsyndrovskyi (Allex Spark)
3D Artist / Level Designer
Oleksandr Tsyndrovskyi (Allex Spark) is a 3D artist in New Cave Media since early 2018.

A fridge with a bunch of his drawings on it, a degree in architecture and a love for video games eventually led him into learning CG. Fast skill development with 3D suites and experience working in game industry, namely Ubisoft Ukraine, led him to become a part of the New Cave Media team, where he is working on the "Aftermath VR: Euromaidan" project.

Nick Bohdanov
Communications Manager
Nikita Bogdanov is a digital communications guru with an academic background in journalism, cultural sciences, and media communications. He is very enthusiastic about storytelling in new media and technology of the future and considers VR a new word in the field of quality entertainment content.
Dima Gavrysh
Dima received his Master of Fine Arts degree with honors from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2012. He has worked as a documentary photographer since 1998. He collaborated with major publications and news agencies such as Associated Press, Bloomberg News and Agence France-Presse. He has also worked on multiple projects around the globe, including collaborations with Doctors Without Borders and the United Nations Population Fund and numerous recent embeds with the US Army in Afghanistan
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