Larysa Kondracki

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Larysa Kondracki
Larysa Kondracki
Alma materMcGill University
Columbia University
Occupationproducer, director, screenwriter

Larysa Kondracki is a Canadian producer, director and screenwriter.[1] Her debut feature film, The Whistleblower, was released in 2011 and received nominations for six Genies at the 32nd Genie Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.[2]


Kondracki was originally from Toronto, Kondracki studied English literature and theatre at McGill University, and later completed an MFA in film directing at Columbia University.

She is also a director on the AMC series The Walking Dead and Better Call Saul.[3]

She was chosen to direct episodes of the iconic Australian story of Picnic at Hanging Rock (TV series) and this proved controversial. Commentators declared that the series should have chosen an Australian woman in preference to a Canadian.[4]



Year Title Credit Notes
2010 The Whistleblower Director and Writer
2009 Viko Short film
2002 Little Christmas Producer


Year Title Credit Notes
2015 The Americans Director Season 3, Episode 10: "Stingers"
Better Call Saul 2 episodes
The Walking Dead Season 5, Episode 11: "The Distance"
Reign Season 2, Episode 12: "Banished"
2014–2015 Halt and Catch Fire 2 episodes
2014 The Divide Season 1, Episode 8: "To Whom Evil Is Done"
Graceland Season 2, Episode 10: "The Head of the Pig"
2013–2014 Covert Affairs 3 episodes
Rogue 6 episodes
2013 Copper Director and Co-Executive Producer 7 episode (Director)
13 episodes (Co-Executive Producer)
2016 Gotham Director Season 2, Episode 19: "Azrael"
2017 Legion Director Season 1, Episode 4: "Chapter 4"
2018 Picnic at Hanging Rock Director 3 episodes


  1. ^ Smith, Janet (August 17, 2011). "Whistleblow director Larysa Kondracki aims for change". The Georgia Straight.
  2. ^ "Cafe de flore, A Dangerous Method lead the field for Genie Awards". PlayBack, January 17, 2012.
  3. ^ Collins, Sean T. (April 5, 2016). "'Better Call Saul' 2×08 Recap: Masterpiece Theater". New York Observer.
  4. ^ "Canadian Director Caught Up in Screen Australia Nationalism Storm". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018-08-03.

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