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Project Number#A001 PITCHING

 

Project title : Steps through the Air

Genre: Documentary

Format: 1 x 90/52 min

Country: Georgia

Countries for co-production: worldwide

 

Synopsys: 

Khatuna is a woman in mid-40s, who went through many obstacles to save her baby and to survive. After 20 years her daughter Khethy finds her mother’s story out, which is intertwined with the history of the country and with the prejudices of society.

In the tough 90s, a young girl Khatuna arrives from the little Georgian province Chiatura to the capital for studying. She falls in love, gets pregnant and is left alone. At the maternity hospital she is confronted with child trafficking. It turns out that the doctor and the medical staff is involved in child trafficking and tries to force her to leave her child. She struggles, keeps the baby and survives. In the film mother guides a daughter through her memories of past events. Mother introduces the people who participated in those events to Khethy. Their opinion, their perception of the story is presented at the same time with historical and social facts and Khatuna’s narration. Some scenes of the film will be reconstructed in animation.

Project status:

Pre-production

 

Project Number#A002 PITCHING

 

Project title : SchengenStory (tentative title)

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Format: Feature Film

Country: Slovakia

Countries for co-production: Ukraine, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic

 

Synopsys: The Slovak – Ukrainian border divides the European Union and the Schengen territory from the Eastern Europe therefore appropriate security and defense are provided for it. Nevertheless, tons of smuggled goods and hundreds of illegal immigrants pass through this border every year... May 2007, Slovakia is in a few months before entering the Schengen Zone and Slovak-Ukrainian border is undergoing significant changes in order to strengthen its security. The main character, a young policeman from Bratislava, is transferred to the eastern border as an interposed “mole”, which has to reveal the border police corruption and their collaboration with Ukrainian smugglers and traffickers. On this peculiar place that is determined by multilingualism and multiculturalism, he begins to play a dangerous and bizarre game with local police forces and organized crime. He finds allies but also enemies and more and more is getting immersed in a world full of ambiguous characters, intrigue, family secrets, absurd scenes and miracles.

Project status:

Development

 

Project Number#A003

 

Project title: Phobia

Genre: Reality Show

Format: 24 х 45 min

Country: Ukraine

Countries for co-production: Worldwide

 

Synopsys: Reality show Phobia is a global TV experiment in which participants struggle with their phobias and seek for their origin in the past incarnations through hypnotization. Parapsychology claims that all our phobias originate in past lives. Nowadays, there are many shows helping participants to solve their problems and change their lives for the better in front of millions of viewers such as Psychic Challenge. The methods of our reality show are new, unique and have never used before. For the first time in television history participants will deal with their phobias in non-traditional way and seek for the roots of the problem in the past lives. Fear is one of the most baneful emotional feelings. Compulsive and uncontrolled fear (phobia) is the destruction of the life. For now, scientists know up to 500 types of phobias many of which are very strange and sometimes inexplicable. Modern science can’t explain where phobias come from and, consequently, how to cure them.

Project status:

Pre-production

 

Project Number#A004

 

Project title: The Cuckoo Always Sounds Twice

Genre: Documentary, Road Movie, Drama

Format: 1 x 90/52 min

Country: Ukraine

Countries for co-production: Poland, Germany, Austria, Сanada, USA, Nordic countries

 

Synopsys: Our documentary will tell about the unique narrow gauge railway located near the Ukrainian-Polish border. It is the longest narrow gauge railway in Europe - 106 km. A part of its way is held by the longest railway bridge in Europe which is completely made of wood (153 meters). The railway, which was built in 1895, has remained in its original form. A small train - a locomotive and two wagons - runs only once a day. The area is marshy, so in autumn time, people can travel only by this train. People call him "cuckoo" - narrow-gauge locomotive has a weak whistle, so the signal resembles a cuckoo whistle. By genre our film is a railway road movie. The "Cuckoo" is not just a transport. For locals it is a kind of club where you can meet old friends, share news. We will take a camera and become the passengers of "cuckoo", mingle with people and learn the role which this "cuckoo" train plays in their lives and record the unusual stories connected with it.

Project status:

Development

 

Project Number#A005 PITCHING

 

Project title: Tank

Genre: Drama, Thriller

Format: live action feature film, 90 min

Country: Ukraine

Countries for co-production: Worldwide

 

Synopsys: In the woods, in a dry swamp in the suburbs of the little town on the Northen East of Ukraine, a neglected teenager nicknamed Maloy (“Kid”) finds a World War II tank.

Together with his friend, Maloy googled the information about the tank, and found out that his finding is worth about one million dollars.

It's a chance. A chance to escape this godforsaken place.

Maloy tries to sell the tank by parts for the nonferrous metals; he reaches a German who is highly interested in returning the remains of his grandfather...

The more he does, the more rumours appear. And the price of these rumours is one million dollars.

For this amount of money the people of his town — from criminals to corrupt police, from school teachers to drunkards in the yard – can do anything.

But Maloy is ready to struggle for his happiness and will bite it out with his teeth, and those appear to be sharper than the teeth of lots of full-grown wolves.

Project status:

Development

 

Project Number#A006

 

Project title: Look Into My Eyes (tentative title)

Genre: Drama

Format: 16 х 45 min

Country: Ukraine

Countries for co-production: Poland, Belarus, Israel

 

Synopsys: Olga is successful psychologist. One deep evening she discovers her daughter, Ruslana, is not at home. From Ruslana's friends Olga finds out that her daughter is in the clinic of department of plastic surgery of the city hospital. Olga tries to stop the planned operation of her 17-year-old daughter. Ruslana falls into coma.

Olga begins her own investigation to find the reason why her daughter decided to "kill herself" and to bring Ruslana back to life. She begins to dig into the daughter's past, meets her friends learns about problems of teenagers. Since Olga is a psychologist, she helps to solve those problems. While Olga continues her investigation she evaluates her relationships with men of her life – her ex-husband, Ruslana’s father, and Alex – her lover. Two men lay siege to Olga’s heart. And she does not believe them and does not see the future with any of them. She had to admit that the situation runs out of her control same like the situation with her own daughter.

Project status:

Script development, budgeting

 

Project Number#A007

 

Project title: EneMY

Genre: Philosophical parable, mystery thriller, comedy

Format: 40 х 45 min

Country: Ukraine

Countries for co-production: Eastern Europe and former Soviet territories

 

Synopsys: This film is been created especially for those who has no memory of socialism but feel its effect. Main hero is a man of solid character. He is active, to some extent, conscious, we can say, hardworking. Born in the right time, having enough experience, member of the right party, he has some achievements. At the same time his soul is divided into two rather unequal parts. His alternate identity is somebody he hates, he is jealous and afraid of. That’s because that another personality is an artist having "alien" worldview, believing strange ideals. That person is neither a builder of the "bright future", nor a representative of "progressive humanity", nor a fighter against "world reaction". He does not fit the slender ranks of "advanced" society with its "progressive" culture and "scientific" ideology. The main character wants to get rid of his alternate identity. The question is how to do it and stay alive? All answers may be found in the "fundamental documents", particularly, in the materials of the last Congress of “our dearest” Party.

Project status:

In production

 

Project Number#A008

 

Project title: Elective Affinities (tentative title)

Genre: Factual Entertainment, Infotainment, Animation

Format: 8 х 24 min

Country: Ukraine, Italy

Countries for co-production: Worldwide

 

Synopsys: Books like “Anna Karenina” by Tolstoy, “The Count of Montecristo” by Dumas, “Don Quixote” by Cervantes are not called the classics for nothing. These books have stood the test of time; their message is as relevant now as it was years ago. But their audience is ever-changing. The aim of the project is to make sure the classic literature stays relevant in today’s informationally crowded world. At the core of the project is cross-pollination of two different media: graphic animation and literary prose. The idea is to bring the famous stories to life by blending together the timeless written word and the creativity and visual imagery of illustrators. We have carefully selected the greatest classics of world literature and will marry them to the world of contemporary animation. From this strange encounter and an untapped creative resource comes new versions of the famous timeless stories. Structurally the episodes would consist of a narrator introducing a particular book and reading excerpts from it and animation part, set against the voice-over by the narrator and the original score.

Project status:

Development

 

 

Project Number#A009

 

Project title: Midnight in Uman

Genre: Road Movie, Black Comedy, Thriller

Format: Feature Film, 1 x 90 min

Country: Germany, Ukraine

Countries for co-production: Poland

 

Synopsys:

Midnight in Uman is a story of two lonely hearts that have found each other during incredible occasion – having got stuck in the place of a surrealistic pilgrimage. Jex is a Berliner in his mid-thirties, heart-broken and disillusioned. Adam is a Ukrainian bar keeper in Berlin offers him a free trip to Ukraine on condition that he will transport a car to Odessa.  Still unmarried Dariya faces a lot of social pressure in her native town of Odessa. She decides to leave the town in an unknown destination.  In Uman, both of them get stuck right at the time when the town hosts 30,000 Hasidim pilgrims, dancing and praying on the city’s streets for Jewish New Year. This two spend an intense night together only to figure out a little later that their relationship puts them at the risk.

Project status:

Development

 

Project Number#A010

 

Project title: Cold War

Genre: Travel Reality TV-series

Format: 15 х 44 min

Country: USA, Ukraine

Countries for co-production: Eastern European Countries

 

Synopsys:

Meet Bob Blumer, TV host, original gastronaut, whose global quest for culinary adventure and competition has garnered him seven food-related Guinness World Records and more than one on-camera near-death experience. Bob has more checkmarks on his bucket list, than a Lonely Planet guide has pages.

For his new show Cold War Bob is looking for beautiful and wildly talented/brave co-star from the former Soviet Bloc. The show takes these two celebrity hosts from two completely different worlds, and pits them against each other in an epic global throw down. In each Episode they travel throughout USA, former Soviet Bloc and Western European countries competing in all of the crazy and fun competitions to be had. Whether it’s The National Toe Wrestling Championship in the UK or the World Air Guitar Competition in Finland, for Bob and his friend, every competition is life or death!

Every episode starts with a bet. The winner gets all the glory while the loser has to endure whatever highly embarrassing scenario the other has designed for them.

«Cold War» is a hilariously entertaining and disarmingly informative epic war of the wills.

Project status:

Development

 

 

Project Number#A011

 

Project title: Coworkers

Genre: Dramedy, Comedy (sitcom)

Format: 20 х 20 min

Country: Ukraine

Countries for co-production: Ukraine, Russia, Belarus etc.

 

Synopsys: THEY are modern representatives of Ukrainian youth! THEY are stylish, smart and obsessed with the victories and a dream of creation their own new world. They are new heroes, the heroes of our time. The friendship, struggle, humor, love and the whole world – in COWORKING world. Coworking is a creative space that unites independent and free participants, each of them engage with their own projects. In Coworking place, opposite characters have met and made a friendship: start-uper from the countryside Levko, hipster Andrex, neo-nerd Gosha, blonde Ksyusha, programmer Denis and other bizarre characters. Every day participants come to Coworking place for developing their projects – business or social activities. They do not have any bosses, schedules and confines, but only desire to reach the goal and to prove themselves at first that they are “cool guys”. The atmosphere of Coworking is very friendly: participants are free to communicate, to share ideas and to help each other that definitely will unite all of them. They may have fun, arguing, skateboarding etc. They can do everything they want!

Project status:

Pre-production

 

Project Number#A012

 

Project title: Cheap & Cheerful

Genre: Life Hack Reality TV-series

Format: 15 х 44 min

Country: USA, Ukraine

Countries for co-production: Ukraine

 

Synopsys: Cheap and Cheerful is a program that teaches you how to live large on a tiny budget. It’s not just about saving money, it’s about developing the spirit of a “Bon Vivant” within ourselves.

The series pares a flamboyant, stylish, do-it-yourself young woman and a charming but feckless young male. These two are like the odd couple, they were best friends when they were kids and know far too much about each other. Now they are both in their 30’s and single. Cheap And Cheerful is a fun way to explore many aspects of “upcycling” your life. Learning core cooking techniques to make great food, to take old furniture from the flea market and turn it into something amazing. Using the sharing economy to generate extra income and meet new people from around the world.

The story arc of the series starts with our female host reforming her friend and evolves into a blossoming romance with two people who’ve found the best in each other, learned to work together and have managed to create a better life together in a challenging environment.

Project status:

Development

 

Project Number#A013 

 

Project title: Leningrad Symphony

Genre: Docudrama

Format: 1 x 90 min

Country: Germany

Countries for co-production: Eastern European Countries

 

Synopsys: Leningrad in the winter of 1942: a city of three million people facing death by starvation. The siege lasted a staggering 872 days. One of the forces that helped to keep the city’s survivors alive was Leningrad’s radio station, broadcasting poetry and live music. It was during the darkest days of the siege, in March 1942, that the emaciated conductor of the city’s radio orchestra, Eliasberg, was given a seemingly impossible assignment: surrounded by hunger, cold and death he was to rehearse Shostakovich’s new 7th Symphony. The symphony would have to be performed by the few surviving members of his radio orchestra, some of them too weak to lift their instruments. Against all odds, Eliasberg and a handful of courageous musicians and radio producers would manage the impossible. On 9 August 1942 the war was interrupted by the stirring sounds of the “Leningrad Symphony”, broadcast to the city’s homes and in the streets, and all the ways to the Soviet and German trenches.

Project status:

Development

 

 

Project Number#A014

 

Project title: Marvolo Monster 

Genre: Animation for Kids

Format: 8 х 22 min

Country: Ukraine

Countries for co-production: Worldwide

 

Synopsys: A fascinating novel tells us about an unusual acquaintance of a girl with Mo, the Marvellous Monster. Each monster of the novel is born of pumpkin, even the grandfather of Mo that is called Pumpkiner. The girl and the monster become friends and overcome all adversity with humor and gumption.

Project status:

Development

 

Project Number#A015

 

Project title: Schooland

Genre: Animation, Adventures

Format: 4 х 22 min

Country: Ukraine

Countries for co-production: Worldwide

 

Synopsys: Airplane, whiсh is flying to New Zealand runs into a gale and falls down. Passengers are almost ready to die. The pilot managed to land it by miracle. Kids get it as an adventure, for adults it is like a new life. Radio is destroyed, nobody is looking for them. But survivors have food at least. Adults cooperate with scared kids and organize "School of inhabited island".

Each episode tells about something obvious from a new angle. This is an uncommon school regarding the way of exploring life where formulas turn into something real.

 

Project status:

Development

 

Project Number#A016 PITCHING

 

Project title: Darling Zhuzha

GenreAnimation for Kids

Format: 24 х 5 min 30 sec

Country: Ukraine

Countries for co-production: Worldwide

 

Synopsys: The stories of Darling Zhuzha will entertain the child and will be loved by parents. Along with Zhuzha, fairies and other inhabitants of the magic world, the child will immerse into the fairytale world, will undertake a lot of adventures, getting a real-live feeling of a quiet happiness. Zhuzha’s tales are for those who like the nature, magic, kind words, lovely revelations, who enjoy drinking

Project status:

Development

 

 

Project Number#A017

 

Project title: History, Science and Religion

Genre: Documentary Series

Format: 9 х 25 min

Country: Ukraine

Countries for co-production: Worldwide

 

Synopsys: Each series depicts one topic and develops the depths of common things familiar for everyone since early childhood, but still their knowledge is superficial. These topics are viewed from different perspectives, namely from historical perspective, modern science, Holy Scriptures of world’s three main monotheistic religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

This series is meant to show that we all have common human values.

Out pioneering project of this series was “Fasting: the aspects of self-limitation”.

The second movie, entitled “The Family Tree”, is being through post-production stage.

Topics for our following movies are: All the Truth About Lies; Schismatic Sects: Organized Traditions or Special Cults?; Unequal Marriages; Monotheism and Polytheism; Astrology: Practice, Tradition or Belief?; Polygamy; Capital Punishment: Murder or Penalty?

 

Project status:

Production

 

 

Project Number#A018

 

Project title: Secret of King’s Immortality

Genre: Documentary

Format: 1 x 50 min

Country: Ukraine

Countries for co-production: Worldwide

 

Synopsys: This documentary film presents history of chess from ancient and medieval times to modern days: Genesis of Chess – legend of Indian Chaturanga, rules, pieces; Further versions of the game: Chinese, Mongolian, Buryat, Korean, and Japanese chess; Arabic and Persian Shatranj and its offshoots (Shatranj al-Hasan, Byzantine chess, Tamerlane’s chess etc.) : rules, pieces, tabias; further expansion of the game; Chess in Medieval Europe: favor and bans; The beginning of modern chess - new rules introduced in XV century, Spain; Chess in XVIII-XIX centuries – evolution of the game, intuition, combinations ; Romantic style vs. Rational strategies; Chess in XX-XXI centuries – strategies and studies; "Different" types of chess (Gothic, Capablanca, Hexagonal, Glinski etc.).

Project status:

Ready for production

 

Project Number#A019 PITCHING

 

Project title: The Hypnotist

Genre: Creative Documentary

Format: 1 х 52/75 min

Country: Poland

Countries for co-production: Worldwide

 

Synopsys: The Hypnotist is a creative documentary, which features protagonist Yuriy, a Ukrainian immigrant with an unusual gift for hypnotizing people. Yet, his extraordinary talent doesn’t make it easier for Yuriy to take life-changing decisions or solve problems all of us face every day. He is caught in a real dilemma: he wants to help people by means of innovative treatment methods for addiction but he also needs to succeed in commercial terms. Namely, he wants to heal patients at any price, even by subsidizing the rent for the office where he conducts therapy sessions. At the same time, however, he gives in to temptation to make a comfortable living by performing stage hypnosis shows that have become his specialty.

Torn between easy money and his wish to be well-off on the one hand and his need to develop his spirituality and his talent in good conscience on the other, Yuriy is experiencing a strong inner conflict similar to existential dilemmas of his generation. The final choice between self-realization and life stabilization will always lead to irreversible consequences.

Project status:

In production

 

Project Number#A020 PITCHING

 

Project title: Mavka. The Forest Song

Genre: Animation, Family, Adventures

Format: 1 х 80 min

Country: Ukraine

Countries for co-production: Worldwide

 

Synopsys: Mavka is the keeper and the soul of the world of Forests. She meets a regular human boy Lukash by accident, when they are both children and don’t know that their love would one day save both the Forest and humans from mutual hostility and death. People avoid the Forest, and its inhabitants don’t let them wander deep into their abode. After a fleeting meeting with Lukash Mavka is left with an interest towards the world of humans, which is alien to her, and since those times she has secretly looked in the direction of the nearby village…

10 years after, just before the forest princess comes of age, Mavka and Lukash meet again. They fall in love with each other in spite of the ban on communication between humans and Forest residents. The whole Forest with Forest Spirit at the head is against this union, as well as Lukash’s surrounders.

Project status:

Development

 

Project Number#A021

 

Project title: The Unsimple

Genre: Mystical Saga

Format: 4 x 43 min

Country: Ukraine

Countries for co-production: Poland, Czech Republic, France, Germany

 

Synopsys: A life-long story of African war veteran sniper Sebastian and his beloved women. They faced everything: total happiness, unpredictable love, losses of wartime and triumphs of day-to-day life.   

In 1913 in Yalivets Sebastian meets an ordinary girl Anna. They spend a whole year of love, but Anna disappears. Later turns out that she was died in one of the battles of World War I.

In two years Sebastian got a foundling girl and names her Anna. As years go by, the girl becomes woman. Sebastian and Anna get married. But Anna dies during the childbirth. And Sebastian names his daughter Anna again.

With his daughter Sebastian faces the declaration of Independence of Carpathian Ukraine and the hard times of World War II. Even when the war is over, they still live under constant control of Red Army and GB.

1951. Sebastian and Anna return to their native Yalivets. Sebastian realizes that everything repeats in circles: he is happy with Anna in Yalivets again.

But turns out that the Unsimples are waiting for Anna in Yalivets. Who are they and what will happen next?

Project status:

Development

 
 Project Number#A022 PITCHING

 

Project title: Contract

Genre: Comedy, Parody with elements docu-reality

Format: Feature Film

Country: Ukraine

Countries for co-production: European countries

 

Synopsys: After watching YouTube videos featuring citizens of Kiev act like real barbarians and fail to answer simple questions MEPs and EU officials vote for postponing of Ukraine’s European Integration. Aleksey Durnev, Ukrainian TV presenter connected to the scandalous videos, becomes an "enemy of the Maidan". He receives threatening messages in social media, in the letters sent by the viewers to the channel he works for and even from the strangers on the streets. Aleksey’s show is shut down. At the same time a strange woman representing a secret organization approaches Durnev and his team with a offer to make interviews with the citizens of European capitals and edit the videos in a way to make those people seem weird, perverse and ugly. Her plan is to convince Ukrainians that European integration will bring them more problems and will make them servants of Western Europe. Aleksey refuses but then it appears that the woman poured some drugs in his tea that will soon make him mentally disabled unless she will give him antidote.

 

Project status:

Development

 

Project Number #A023 PITCHING

 

Project title: Doctor

Genre: War Drama, Biography, Adventure

Format: 4 х 52 min

Country: Ukraine

Countries for co-production: Turkey, Germany, Georgia

 

Synopsys: Based on a true story. 1942, Soviet troops leave the Crimea. Young Dr. Pavlo Eresko tries to cross the Black Sea in a boat with the wounded sailors. After 36 days, the boat approaches the Turkish coast. The Third Reich, having figured it out, requires passing the doctor to the Germans. Turks refuse to do this because they believe the doctor is a hero ...

Project status:

Development

Project Number#A024 PITCHING

 

Project title: The Client

Genre: Comedy

Format: Feature Film, 80 min.

Country: Ukraine

Countries for co-production: Worldwide

 

Synopsys: The  Client consists of 8 comedic stories that happen to every active member of the social community. The protagonist of each story suffers from poor quality of services provided by organizations or citizens. But everyone's patience comes to an end, and finally the justice has triumph.

Stories have their working titles – Subscriber, Passenger, Patient, Buyer, Voter, Plaintiff, User, Viewer. The film characters intersect at different stories. The idea of the film is simple and relevant – if you want to live in a developed society you must begin with yourself.

Project status:

Script development

 

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