Short Night whith Directory Films

Directory Films is Ukraine’s leading film production company at PORTO FRANKO 2018. Films produced by our team are regularly accepted by international film festivals critical recognition. The majority of our projects have been distributed on television in Ukraine, Poland, France, Belgium, Japan, Romania and the United Kingdom. Four films are currently in the final stages of production and their trailers have already received acclaim at international festivals.

 

      HOME by Iryna Tsilyk / 2016 / Ukraine / Germany / 12`

When the path to safety has been destroyed and you’re forced to abandon your life because the enemy is at the gates, all that’s left to do, is save your home in your heart.

Traduction francaise – Jean-Pierre Lefebvre
Genre Short fiction / Drama
Directed by Iryna Tsilyk
Written by Iryna Tsilyk
Director of photography Denys Lushchyk
Edited by Roman Liubyi
Produced by Igor Savychenko, Roman Klympush
Cast Kateryna Molchanova, Dmytro Yaroshenko, Taras Prokhasko
Production design by Ivan Levchenko
Costume design by Kostyantyn Kravets
Make-up artists Iryna Solodovska
Sound by Sergiy Stepansky
Production manager Volodymyr Paliy
Co-produced by Till Andreas Dunkel
Production company Directory Films / TeeDee Media
Co-financed by Ukrainian State Film Agency

 

       ALCOHOLIC by Yulia Hontaruk / 2013 / Ukraine / 30`

Alina’s mother gave her up and now she’s forced to live with her aunt, whom she considers vicious; she’s assured her aunt doesn’t love her. The only one who loves Alina is her doll. By luck, she finds an audition for the dance class Vinochok. This is the chance for Alina to escape from this miserable world, full of dirt, needlessness and misunderstanding.

Genre Drama
Directed by Yulia Hontaruk
Written by Marysia Nikitiuk
Director of photography Georgii Beridze
Music by Anton Baibakov
Edited by Sergii Klepach
Produced by Igor Savychenko, Roman Klympush
Cast Maryna Lastovyna, Nina Naboka, Olena Popova, Oleg Savkin, Kovtun Nadiya, Sachenko Lyudmyla, Luschyk Andriy, Edhzibia Davyd, Didkivskiy Stepan, Izbash Igor
Production design by Ivan Levchenko
Costume design by Gala Otenko, Daryna Poshtenko
Make-up artists Liliana Khoma
Sound by Artem Mostovyi
Production manager Iryna Kozhema
Production company Directory Films
Co-financed by Ukrainian State Film Agency

 

        FALLEN LEAVES (LYSTOPAD) by Masha Kondakova / 2014 / Ukraine / 21`

A 40 year old lonely woman meets a man in the woods near the building where she works as a caretaker. They spend the night together. Early in the morning the police knock at her door. They just found a dead body in the woods.

Directed by Masha Kondakova
Written by Marysia Nikitiuk, Masha Kondakova
Director of photography Georgii Beridze
Music by Anton Baibakov
Edited by Sergii Klepach, Masha Kondakova
Produced by Igor Savychenko, Roman Klympush
Cast Ulyana Danyliuk, Volodymyr Belyaev, Boris Georgievskiy, Oksana Ilnitska
Production design by Mykola Kischuk
Costume design by Gala Otenko, Daria Poshtenko
Make-up artists Olga Gnatkevych
Sound by Artem Mostovyi
Production manager Igor Gnatenko
Production company Directory Films
Co-financed by Ukrainian State Film Agency

 

            DIDOCHOK by Volodymyr Tykhyy /2015 / Ukraine / 9`

An absurd story reflecting contemporary social problems in Ukraine, told in the century old language of cinema, linking modernity and traditional Soviet socialist realism. Classical imagery imitates an old ideology contradicting the author’s worldview revealing the roots of reality’s distorition in this post-Soviet ambiance showing that cultural, political and economic problems are knotted in military conflict.

Anti-archetypical grandparents are the main characters who step by step are traveling through film clichés culminating in a grotesque unnatural finale that no longer seems absurd…

Genre Short fiction / Drama, comedy
Directed by Volodymyr Tykhyy
Written by Volodymyr Tykhyy
Director of photography Iaroslav Pilunsky
Music by Anton Baibakov
Edited by Victoria Dvornikova
Produced by Yana Semernya, Igor Savychenko, Volodymyr Tykhyy, Oleksii Moskalenko
Cast Oleg Mosiychuk, Lina Budnyk
Production design by Mykhaylo Levchenko
Costume design by Olena Gres
Make-up artists Tetyana Khoroshun
Sound by Andriy Rogachov
Production company Directory Films / FilmToaster production /

 

          PIGS by Roman Liubyi / 2016 / Ukraine / Germany / 12`

A loser cop Tolik kills his wife. Turns out, her body has an incredible power – it can heal.

Out of this skill, Tolik and his friend build a good business. But one day a big client approaches them, leading the town to judgment day.

Genre Short fiction film / Tragicomedy
Directed by Roman Liubyi
Written by Marysia Nikitiuk, Roman Liubyi
Director of photography Anton Fursa
Music by Kostyantyn Bushynskii
Edited by Roman Liubyi
Produced by Igor Savychenko, Roman Klympush
Cast Roman Halaimov, Iryna Tamim, Henadiy Hodykin, Tetyana Petrenko, Sergiy Smiian
Production design by Kostyantyn Kravets
Costume design by Kostyantyn Kravets
Make-up artists Lubov Khakalo
Sound by Andriy Rogachov
Production manager Volodymyr Paliy, Dmytro Chervonyy
Production company Directory Films
Co-financed by Ukrainian State Film Agency

NOT TODAY by  Khrystyna Syvolap / 2014 / Ukraine / 18`

Grandpa Leo and grandma Christine decide to die on the same day. But Grandpa always finds reasons to postpone the event. Dressed in their Sunday best, they lie down together in the same coffin and wait for death. But everytime, Grandpa Leo finds a reason to wait.

Genre Comedy
Directed by Khrystyna Syvolap
Written by Oleksii Syvolap, Khrystyna Syvolap
Director of photography Diana Olifirova
Music by Dmytro Shurov
Edited by Yuri Gruzinov, Victoria Dvornikova
Produced by Igor Savychenko, Roman Klympush
Cast Volodymyr Zadniprovskiy, Alla Sokolova, Sebastian Anton, Victoria Anton
Production design by Vlad Odudenko
Costume design by Gala Otenko, Ganna Marchenko
Make-up artists Tetyana Khoroshun, Tetyana Bovt
Sound by Artem Mostovyi
Production manager Kyrylo Rybyantsev
Production company Directory Films
Co-financed by Ukrainian State Film Agency

MANDRAGORA by Marysia Nikitiuk / 2015 / Ukraine / 27`

Olga’s husband disappeared during the war in eastern Ukraine. Desperate for answers, she turns to witches, who tell her about her husband’s death. Olga loses the will to live, but the witches prepare an mandrake infusion for her to drink.

Genre Drama
Directed by Marysia Nikitiuk
Written by Marysia Nikitiuk
Director of photography Sergii Lysenko
Music by Anton Baibakov
Edited by Ivan Bannikov, Mykola Bazarkin
Produced by Igor Savychenko, Sergii Lysenko
Cast Catherine Varchenko, Rymma Ziubina, Sergiy Malyuga, Oleg Primogenov, Sergiy Brzhestovkyi, Alina Skoryk, Dmytro Sova
Production design by Sergii Brzhestovskyi
Costume design by Gala Otenko
Make-up artist Asya Sutyagina
Sound by Artem Mostovyi
Production manager Denis Vorontsov
Production company Directory Films