Projects

BULLET CATCHER

Several ordinary people are transformed into extraordinary revolutionaries as millions of Ukrainians made their voices heard during the Revolution of Dignity, which took place at Maidan, a central square of Kyiv in 2013-2014. Knyazhna, Askold, Serhii, Vadym and Maksym become members of self-defense movement, Ivan Lenyo and the band Kozak System inspired and engaged peaceful protesters with their songs, and Bohdana become media activists who streamed the events from Ukraine to world. The center of the film is a love story between Knyazhna and Askold, who met in Maidan and instantly fell in love. Though they began as joyful activists who sang words of peace and love, they soon found themselves in a conflict much darker and more sinister: war with Russia on the eastern border.  

IN THE LAND OF THE LOST CRUSADERS

They say that the Khevsurians, who live deep in the Caucasus Mountains, are descendents of the crusaders. Two adventurers from New York City set out for the land of the lost warriors on a quest to uncover their ancient heritage. Upon learning about the death of the master swordsman Nadira, they turn to other elders for local wisdom, history, and stories of glory. What inspires these people to live according to the ideals forgotten by a world long gone?   

UKRAINIAN LESSONS

The appearance of a young teacher shakes a degraded mining town from its sleepy trance. When the sparks of feeling ignite between her and a young miner, the local youths, battered by the violence all around them, respond with animalistic aggression and rage. In the fight against otherness, evil takes on magnificent, baroque forms...   

TURN OFF YOUR CELL PHONES

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ABSENTEE

An old man with Alzheimer’s disease who escapes from his home searching for freedom.   

HELEN

James is an undercover cop whose life changes dramatically when his former girlfriend Helen, who is now the wife of his co-worker, reappears in his life.   

NIKO

Niko Abazadze, a former freedom fighter with the Georgian National-Liberation Movement, now struggles daily to survive as an immigrant in New York City. Nevertheless, with the help of his sculpting and painting Niko discovers the strength to overcome great adversity. This is his story.   

BALLOONIST

Kakhi, an old immigrant from the Republic of Georgia, embarks on his final adventure. He accepts the challenge of a wealthy businessman to fly a hot air balloon from New York to Alaska. Kakhi invites his young Ukrainian friend Andriy to fly with him. When the balloon is ignited and ready to fly, an unexpected event changes their lives forever.   

 
HALYA HIGH-AND-MIGHTY

Project in Development. Halya High-and-Mighty is a zesty, ethnic fairy tale about the eternal battle between Good and Evil, this time as it unfolds in Ukraine. Evil here is personifed by all-powerful and ruthless tel-evision, which stupefies and deadens all who are drawn into its orbit. It is controlled by none other than secret vampires who thirst for power over the entire world. The battle against Evil is waged by a very motley crew: the main charac-ter is Halya, a simple yet gifted village girl. Her masterful Chinese kung fu teacher, an enigmatic Ukrainian Yakuza gang, and an all-powerful In-dian maharajah round out the cast.

 
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