Oleksandr Surovtsov was born in Mariupol. Until 2016 he was a factory worker. In that year he became a member of Platform TU in Mariupol. The organization's mission is to promote human rights and freedoms through an inclusive culture and modern art and to develop critical thinking and tolerance in Ukrainian society. Platform TU became one of the few independent art spaces in Eastern Ukraine, where underground culture, innovative ideas, human rights, and freedoms are dominant values.
In 2017 Oleksandr Surovtsov realized his first film 'Ontology'. In 2018 he shot 'Totally Stranger' and in 2019 'Compass'. The films can be viewed via the link Takflix. Since the beginning of the Russian invasion, the director, together with his wife and hearing-impaired son, had spent about three weeks in the besieged city, after which they managed to escape.
The short film 'Without Inspiration' was made in April 2022, especially for Art Collection Telekom in western Ukraine, where the family has found a temporary shelter.