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The Wind - Directed by Timofey Gostev

  • Timofey Gostev Writer, Producer, Director

  • Ekaterina Rubleva Producer

  • Eugenia Mandzhieva Key Cast "Leya"

  • Vsevolod Chukharkin Key Cast "Daniel"

  • Dragisha Churchich Key Cast "Dragisha"

  • Nikolai Rublev Key Cast "Partner"

A story of a loving couple's last night together. A story of a brutal murder, committed on a daily basis — a murder of dreams, aspirations and hope. A story of life, in which past, present and future coexist — and fight with each other. A story of mundane obscurity of the everyday life, that destroys even the strongest desire to create, to change, to evolve. Conceived and executed almost entirely by a single person — from the initial script brief to the final DCP, with everything in–between (including Cinematography, Editing, Scoring, Sound Mixing, CGI, Props and Poster Art), on a tight budget — The Wind aims to push boundaries of what's possible and expected in the Short Films category.

  • Project Type: Short

  • Genres: Psychological Thriller, Drama

  • Runtime: 46 minutes 39 seconds

  • Completion Date: June 1, 2021

  • Production Budget: 25,000 USD

  • Country of Origin: Russian Federation

  • Country of Filming: Russian Federation

  • Language: Russian, Serbian

  • Shooting Format: Digital

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

  • Film Color: Color

Director Biography - Timofey Gostev

As far as I remember, I’ve always had a creative urge, but it was only during my study at the Moscow State University Physics Department that I started to find means to express and realise it. First in photography, and later, after getting my PhD degree in Quantum Electronics, in Editing, CGI and Filmmaking in general. I started working as an Editor in Timur Bekmambetov’s film company, and later became a freelance CG Generalist. As I knew almost no–one in the industry (and I’m still kind of a loner), it was a natural course of action for me to take multiple roles in my debut short film. It meant learning a lot, but rewarded me with some unique experience and perspective.

Director Statement

As much as I love movies, I was never really fond of short films. I've always perceived quite a lot of them rather as anecdotes or sketches than self–sufficient works of fiction. I wanted to go about it differently, and this is the reason why for my debut short film I came up with an idea of a puzzle film with a few missing pieces: just like in real life, you never get all the information there is, as if you found yourself in the midst of action, sort of voyeuristic experience, but you're still able to connect, empathise and draw conclusions based on the pieces that are present.


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