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Sundance winning team tells the story of Gennadiy: an ex-Soviet firefighter who conducts night raids for lost kids in the ruins of an empire.
Gennadiy works through the political system as an activist, and he runs an orphanage, but the system doesn’t work fast enough for him — or for the thousands of street kids who live in his city of Mariupal, Ukraine, most of whom are addicted to a lethal cocktail of injected cold medicine and alcohol. So at night, he goes hunting and when he finds these kids, he takes them whether they want to go or not.
Director: Steve Hoover
Producer: Danny Yourd
Cinematographer: John Pope
Score: Atticus Ross
Production Company: Animal
Color Grade: Allan Stallard
Sound Design/Mix: Defacto Sound
About the Production:
When I learned about Gennadiy, the complexity of his character, the brutal intensity of his efforts and all the themes surrounding him, I felt compelled and inspired to tell his story. I’m fascinated by drug abuse, addiction, and intervention. I’m sympathetic towards those suffering through these things, especially so with abandoned children. I’ve had friends die from drug abuse, and I’ve tried to help addicts without success. Gennadiy is effective where I and so many others fail. His methods are different, borderline questionable, but effective. Gennadiy is intervention. He’s a force, and an inspiring human being.
We are funded for production and fundraising for post production.
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