September 16 – 19, 2019 Hyatt regency Kyiv, Ukraine
CoProduction Projects. Catalogue
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Project Number#A001

 

Project title : The Secret of Gold of Kirponos

Genre: war, adventure

Format: 16 episodes

Country: Ukraine

Countries for co-production: worldwide

 

Synopsys: A lot of events of the time when Kiev was occupied by Hitlerites still remain secrets. A few facts of that period of fear and confusion were disclosed and much more questions are still to be answered. A lot of archive documents were lost. Some stories passed on from one generation to another. For instance, the story about hetman’s treasures that disappeared while evacuation.

It is known for sure that 4200 kilograms of golden ingots 24 carat each and golden goods as well as more than 500 kilograms of precious stones and 1.5 ton of jewelry were taken out from the basements of Gosbank (State Bank) of USSR and transported to the headquarters of army general Kirponos who was in charge of Kiev’s defense. Despite the treasures were guarded by NKVD (Security Agency) agents they never reached Kharkov.

This story is still referred to the mysteries of the World War II. The dozens of searching teams are engaged in seeking for disappeared gold up to now. Sometimes the search is risky and dangerous. The project will show everyday life of the searchers filled with adventures, heroic intentions together with routine and mysticism, joy and sorrow, fun and tragedy. The storyline of searchers is based on the series of books entitled “Search as it is… ”.

Project status:

Pre-production

Project Number#A002

 

Project title : The Marker

Genre: war, adventure

Format: 16 episodes

Country: Ukraine

Countries for co-production: worldwide

 

Synopsys: The project is the praise to ruse, the mastership of billiards, luck and crazy boldness verging on madness. Having invited the female billiard marker (scorer) to billiard club the owners faced problems she brought with her.

The lead character woman billiard player whose nickname is Adessa. She is not just a brilliant player but also a magnet attracting the events with a tinge of intrigues and crime. The club will face the drugs trafficking, police shakedown, gangster wrangles right at the billiard tables. Adessa will involve crime leaders in the showdown and will remain clear from suspicion after the contraband hidden inside the billiard table to be transported abroad will disappear.

Project status:

Pre-production

Project Number#A003 PITCHING

 

Project title : The Diary of Her Loneliness

Genre: drama, mystery

Format: 16 episodes

Country: Ukraine

Countries for co-production: worldwide

 

Synopsys: Each person sooner or later faces events which are impossible to explain in terms of logic. Then, parapsychology might be the way to find answers.

The project tells a story of a woman parapsychologist whose name is Eveline. Her life is full of mysteries and adventures. Still, she continues her internal search. After all, even the parapsychologists have their everyday problems. They are just as skeptical of their actions as ordinary people. The only difference is that the parapsychologists see more, hear what others do not hear, they don’t condemn anyone, because they understand the reasons of the problems and know how to solve them.

Eveline demonstrates the unique human abilities; she penetrates into her patients’ subconscious, communicates with misguided souls and makes people believe that parapsychologist really exists.

The project is based on true stories. All real events are connected with the fictional fate of the main character.

Project status:

The pilot episode is ready

Project Number#A004

 

Project title : City of Dead

Genre: horror

Format: 18 episodes

Country: Ukraine

Countries for co-production: worldwide

 

Synopsys: Access to the Area around Chernobyl is closed for 28 years. Specialists build sarcophagus at the nuclear power station Chernobyl. Tours for the tourists are organized on the cleaned territory. But nobody knows what is hidden in the forests and abandoned villages around.

Main heroine is a daughter of a businessman. She has been kidnapped for ransom. The kidnappers found themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time. Their car with the girl in the trunk is hijacked by a gang of bank robbers. They have to go into hiding in the Chernobyl zone. Heroine and the robbers will go through adventures, figting frightful mutants, love, struggle for survival and football "death match" with horrible monsters.

Project status:

The script is in progress

Project Number#A005

 

Project title : Great Commotion

Genre: social-entertainment show

Format: 40 min.

Country: Ukraine

Countries for co-production: Ukraine

 

Synopsys: In the times when the live of the family have been consumed by routine, everyday problems seem impossible to cope, and advices of relatives, friends and professional advisors are no longer valid, on the doorstep of the family’s home appears the person whose opinion is very important to all the members, their HERO - actor, musician, presenter, sportsman or model.

The hero appears in the "receiving" family and gets acquainted with its everyday life. He/she challenges family’s household routine and reasons which provoke conflicts in the family. The "assistant" tries giving each member opportunities to get a wider look at their world and treat each other in better way.

The "celebrity" has a chance to show a warm and caring side of his/her character that audiences have never seen before. As a result, participants and their idol may become good friends or the family may be disappointed in their idol and will find their own way to make their life better!

Project status:

In development

Project Number#A006

 

Project title : Delicious Dishes at Cheap Prices

Genre: social-entertainment show

Format: 40 min.

Country: Ukraine

Countries for co-production: Ukraine

 

Synopsys: This project provides recommendations how to spend less money for delicious and healthy food every day. Our heroes are ordinary people with low income concerned about making "daily bread".

The first part involves cooking a dish of low-cost products wasting minimum energy (gas, electricity). The total cost of the finished dish is been calculated. The hosts recommend low-cost menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dietitian comments on the benefits and the energy value of the products.

The second part – calculation of the total cost of a dish and comparing it with prices in restaurants of Georgia, Poland, Czech Republic and Belarus.

The third part includes visits to producers of food products (brand ads), interviews with companies’ representatives promoting their products.

There may be a skeptic who argues with the lead expert nutritionist, representatives of companies-suppliers of food products.

Project status:

In development

Project Number #A007 PITCHING

 

Project title: Behind Maidan

Genre: Documentary

Format: 52/90 min.

Country: Germany

Countries for co-production: Europe, Asia, and North America

 

Synopsys: The main goal of documentary film Behind Maidan is to investigate some hidden perspectives of the recent Ukrainian revolution facts. Behind Maidan provides evidence of the hidden story about Ukrainian crisis behind the “media blitz”. Documentary is giving a whole range of different points of view about what is really happening in Ukraine for those foreigners who got confused in  the current events in Kiev. 

One of the main questions after looking at Maidan Square’s ruins is: what will remain after the riot and the clash? In order to answer this and many other questions filmmaker follows some randomly met Ukrainians and shows whether their everyday lives have changed after the revolution.   

The essential role of the film is to give a chance to speak to those who were involved in Maidan from the very beginning but were never heard behind the riot’s noise.

 

Project status: 

In production.

Project Number#A008 PITCHING

 

Project title : Assassinations that Changed the World

Genre: Docudrama

Format: 6х44 min.

Country: Ukraine

Countries for co-production: worldwide

 

Synopsys: Successful assassinations of Julius Caesar, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Alexander II and many other influential figures not only have shocked the contemporaries, but also dramatically influenced the course of history.

Docudrama series offers a fascinating story about the mysteries of political murders, provides a comprehensive analysis of the most important assassinations in history, in terms of forensic science and from a philosophical point of view. Elaborated special visual solutions and technologies will help to trace a cause-and-effect relationship of past events, to understand the historical context and consequences of criminal intent.

Project status:

In development

Project Number#A009 PITCHING

 

Project title : Basilisk

Genre: Comedy

Format: 2х44 min.

Country: Ukraine

Countries for co-production: worldwide

 

Synopsys: Southern Ukraine. Present day. A middle aged woman Matveyevna lives in a village. Locals believe she is a witch. Still they often ask for her help (bewitch, tell fortunes, sell homemade vodka). Matveyevna’s granddaughter Masha comes from the city for vacation. Exploring the ruins of the old church together with her friend Nicola Masha finds an egg of strange size and color. After a while a strange creature, like a mixture of lizard and a rooster hatches out of the egg. Matveyevna realizes that the creature is legendary animal basilisk. Basilisk, named Vasya, periodically turns to stone birds and small animals. To avoid rumors Matveyevna represent stone figures as sculptures made by her. Fame of her talent spreads among people. Her sculptures get prizes at exhibitions… One day head of local administration asks Matveyevna to make a stone bust with his face.

Project status:

Finished script

 

Project Number#A010 PITCHING

Project title : Forest's Captives

Genre: Drama, crime

Format: 8x52 min.

Country: Ukraine

Countries for co-production: Poland, Belarus 

Synopsys: Main character, Ilya, is a journalist who arrives to the town of Sagrov to interview local preacher Verlioka (his teaching is based on non-resistance to animal instincts). On the eve of his arrival 6-year-old Maya, daughter of local oligarch, disappears. Chief of the local police considers the kidnapping connected to the business of girl’s father. Ilya find out that this is not the only girl who disappeared in the city. Chief of the local police refuses to see the connection between the cases. The policeman tries to get rid of Ilya and his story about a maniac who lives in the woods and kidnaps children.

Ilya suspects that Verlioka may be the kidnapper, but refuses to accept this version because he knows that Verlioka is his biological father. Ilya launches his own investigation and finds out that all the locals have "skeletons in their closets" and they even breathed easily after girls were kidnapped. They refuse to help Ilya. By his own he has to fight the maniac intimidating the whole town for 20 years.

Project status:

Script development, budgeting

 

Project Number#A011

Project title : The Extra Victim

Genre: Drama, crime

Format: 8x52 min.

Country: Ukraine

Countries for co-production: Poland, Belarus 

Synopsys: Igor Pototsky becomes a party of a traffic accident. Almost all the passengers of the bus died. The reason of accident seems to be typical, but the number of victims is larger than the number of passengers who were traveling the bus.

Some facts makes Pototsky think that the accident was staged. He believes that there are always reasons for any person to be killed and everyone may commit a murder. He starts his own investigation and tries to develop multiple versions.

An antiques collector, a big businessman, a bank cashier, an archaeologist, a jealous wife - each of these bus passengers could become a victim of premeditated murder. As bodies identification process continues the number of possible motives is growing as well as the number of possible targets.

Storylines multiply and overlap fueling the audience’s interest to the events on the screens.

Project status:

Script development, budgeting

 

Project Number#A012 

Project title : Nobody’s Person

Genre: Drama

Format: 2x52 min

Country: Belarus

Countries for co-production: worldwide 

Synopsys: The story takes place in our time.

The main character is a wealthy man, who lives abroad, but controls his business in his native country.

One morning he arrives to his homeland in order to solve business issues and his family problems. He wants to resume relations with one of his wives he left before. He has three sons and one daughter from two wives and decides to visit them all. He hopes that children will help him come to terms with their mother. But they are not children anymore. So the mission appears even more difficult than he thought. Father’s arrival results in misunderstandings between the members of the family. Sorting out of family relationships grows into personal confrontations.

The main character tries to find his mistake and fix it. Otherwise, life does not make sense for him.

He thinks that he has found the answer and decides to act...

Project status:

Shooting

 
Project Number#A013 

Project title : Son of the Terrible

Genre: Period drama, adventure

Format:150 min

Country: Russia

Countries for co-production: Poland 

Synopsys: Story takes place on the edge of XIV-XV centuries. Both Vasiliy Shuyskiy and Boris Godunov in their struggle for the throne of Tsardom of Muscovy try to get rid of the heir - Tsarevich Dimitri Ivanovich, the youngest son of Ivan the Terrible. Dimitri escapes murderers and flees to Poland. There he falls in love with Marina Mnishek and becomes Catholic to marry her. Sponsored by the Polish nobility Dmitry leads army to Moscow. After death of Boris Godunov the army of Tsardom of Muscovy owes allegiance to Dimitri and he enters the capital. Dmitry’s childhood friend Grishka tries to prevent the marriage and commits an attempt to kill Marina but fails. At the same Vasiliy Shuyskiy sends assassins to kill Dimitri. He escapes once again thanks to Marina’s warning. Dimitri meets Grishka on the roof of the castle and he is close to wins the duel but falls down from the roof and dies. Later Grishka claims he is tsar Dimitri and Marina confirms his words. 

Project status:

Script development, budgeting
 
Project Number #A014 PITCHING

Project title: September

Genre: War drama

Format: feature length film for theatrical release; 2-4-episode TV version

Country: Ukraine, Poland

Countries for co-production: worldwide

 

Synopsys: September 1939. Western Ukraine and Eastern Poland. It was war that changed borders and fate of the people. Young doctor Roman, a Pole from Lvov suffering from concussion after the first battle in his life, becomes a hostage of a sorceress named Yaryna. Lonely life at the isolated farmstead made young Ukrainian woman severe and suspicious. The same way her flattened lips and frowned brows hide her natural beauty she hides her beloved nine year old bastard suffering from autistic disturbance. She hates men since her love was betrayed by the Pole staying a while in her native village and leaving her with a little son.

She is hostile to Roman when he first enters her cabin but then she opens her heart to him. They start their journey to Lvov through the occupied territory. They don’t know that the journey will bring them to each other. No place for fear and egoism where love is.

 

Project status:

Script development, approving locations and cast

 
Project Number #A015 PITCHING

Project title: Careerists (Boss of Your Dream)

Genre: Reality career show

Format: 20 episodes

Country: Ukraine

Countries for co-production: worldwide

 

Synopsys: Career show for ambitious people full of mad ideas who dream of being engaged in their favourite business, aim to learn from the best in their sphere and work in the teams that made great strides. Their potential employers are the STARS of different professional spheres (sports, television, policy, show business, government management, journalism, cinema, business.). Each star employer opens ONE vacancy. TV viewers (potential applicants) vote for the employer (the one who they want to see in the program) and send the resumes. After the preliminary interviews 13-15 persons are chosen to participate in the program. After going through the second interview and fulfilling one task TWO participants get to the final. They get an opportunity to work with their business Idol all day long and have to go through different provocative tests and carry out employer’s tasks. In the end the employer makes his choice – one of the finalists will be lucky to work for the BOSS of his DREAM.

Project status:

The pilot episode is ready

 
Project Number #A016 PITCHING

Project title: Price of Freedom

Genre: Thriller, detective

Format: 100 min. feature film; TV version 4x45 min.

Country: Ukraine

Countries for co-production: Georgia, Poland

 

Synopsys: Erica, daughter of Stanis Malina, the owner of corporation for extraction of African diamonds, was kidnapped by mysterious person. He keeps her in an unfinished skyscraper just in front of her father’s office. The kidnapper demands 7 560 000 euro for Erica’s freedom. Stanis asks his assistant and lover Ilona Winter to hire famous private detective Albert Bure. The deputy of chief of police, Martes, is also engaged in the investigation. Martes is in love with Erica.

Bure thinks that the sum of the ransom could be the key to an old and complicated story and Erica is just a victim of the showdown.

Mysterious kidnapper Max, manipulates Erica’s consciousness and makes her believe that her father is very dangerous criminal who keeps her mother by force and all his diamonds are stained with the blood of innocent victims. Erica makes her choice. Is it the right decision? Should she trust Maks? And when she’ll hold the gun in her hands, who will she take aim at…

 

Project status:

Pre-production

 
Project Number #A017

Project title: The Neighbors

Genre: sitcom

Format: 24x24 min.

Country: Ukraine

Countries for co-production: Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, EU

 

Synopsys: Inveterate bachelor Maks prefers short-term relationships without commitment and appreciates his private space. One day he allows his sister to move to his apartment. She eloped from her own wedding with two friends - Sonya and Marichka.

Now Maks has to share accommodation with three girls, being in the very centre of their discussions, intrigues and caprices.

Besides, a lot of comic moments in Maks's eventful life are caused by his friend - schemer and looser - Dima and his boss Eva Adamovna who has a crush on Maks.

 

Project status:

Development

 
Project Number #A018

Project title: Woe from Wit or Darwin's Mistake

Genre: sereality

Format: 12x44 min.

Country: Ukraine

Countries for co-production: worldwide

 

Synopsys: Seriality showing the most absurd cases of injury or death.

Heroes are gathered in a kind of "transit point" - a Purgatory where they tell their stories to the host of the show. All stories are illustrated with reconstructions of the events with the voiceover. All reconstructions and stories are portrayed in "Cinematic" style that gives the feeling of a good adventure movie. Not all the stories end with death of the character. Many of the characters revive frightened or at the hospital and "return" to Earth. Those who died, leave together with the host (so the viewer understands that the person died).

 

Project status:

Idea in development

 
Project Number #A019

Project title: Desperate wives

Genre: Romantic comedy

Format: 4x45 min.

Country: Ukraine

Countries for co-production: worldwide

 

Synopsys:

Story of two desperate ex-wives who become real friends while struggling to get their ex-husbands back. A light and funny prime-time comedy from the author of "Milkmaid from Hacapetovka".

 

Project status:

Finished script, 50% of budget available

 
Project Number #A020

Project title: The Right Way out… Magic!

Genre: mystical reality

Format: 20 episodes

Country: Ukraine

Countries for co-production: worldwide

 

Synopsys: Mystical show. Did you ever face a hopeless situation? You don’t know what to do, and even ready to sell your soul to a devil to solve the problem! THE RIGHT WAY OUT... MAGIC! The representatives of supernatural forces and possessors of the special knowledge will help you. They are the X MEN: sorcerer, hypnotist, fortune-teller, clairvoyant, palmist, psychologist, astrologer, numerologist. They give advices, predict the future, shock with facts and suggest ideas. The audience watches conflicts, secrets, unexpected turns, love affairs and scandals in life of the hero while he is solving his problems. Advised by the X MEN the hero goes through different nervous situations, contacts with certain people and learns new secrets. When the situation seems to be clear enough to solve the problem, suddenly the hero faces new circumstances set by the X MEN. Once again the hero believes that he has understood the problem and he is ready to make his decision, he has to announce it at the studio.

 

Project status:

Finished script of the pilot episode, the idea and the structure are developed

 
   

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