D.Mitry Gelfand is a writer and director whose daughter inspired and helped him from the Other Side to create the movie My True Fairytale. A classically trained pianist originally from Minsk, Belarus, D.Mitry made his way into cinema via theater, his plays staged off-off-Broadway and, in 1998, at the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference in Connecticut. D.Mitry’s most recent film, “Shade of Music,” drew accolades at festivals and aired on Seattle public television. In May 2017, D.Mitry’s 17-year-old daughter died after her car crashed into a tree. But she’s been with him in the nearly three years since, D.Mitry says — leading and guiding him as he wrote and directed the movie My True Fairytale.