Oleksandr Chorny was born on 9 November 1981 in Dnipro, Ukraine (USSR back then). As a child he was an amateur photographer and after graduating from the university he got his first video production job in a local company. During his first 3 years of work he moved to Malta and worked there as a director, DoP, editor and motion graphics designer for a local video production house doing TV commercials, TV programs, corporate videos and shooting events. In 2007 he moved to Kyiv and started to specialize in TV commercial editing while also shooting his first short film. In 2008 he went freelance and at first was working as a director, cameraman, underwater cameraman and an editor for indie film, TV movie, indie musicians and TV commercials. In a few years he fully shifted to editing and edited his first feature film.
Since then he also edited an award winning documentary Mama, I'm Gonna Kill You, worked as an assembly cut editor for a Hollywood film Wonderwell with Carrie Fisher and Rita Ora and edited four Ukrainian feature films (The Wild Fields, Homeward, My Thoughts Are Silent and Bad Roads). Homeward premiered at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival in Un Certain Regard program and proceeded to have a successful festival life collecting numerous awards, My Thoughts Are Silent premiered during 2019 Karlovy Vary Film Festival (East of the West program) and received Special Jury Prize, later collecting 4 awards during 10th Odessa International Film Festival.
Member of Ukrainian (UFA) and European (EFA) Film Academies. He was nominated for Best Editing on Ukrainian Film Awards "Golden Dziga" in 2019 and 2020.
His latest feature film Bad Roads premiered at the 2020 Venice Film Festival and got Verona Film Club Award.
Oleksandr lives in Kyiv and combines feature film editing with TV commercial jobs. He also works as an editing doctor/finalizing editor and teaches editing in Kyiv Academy of Media Arts.