Filming of Nothing Happens Twice, New Film by Oksana Bayrak, will Take Place in Ukraine, Georgia, Spain, USA

• 26.06.2017

This story starts 20 years ago. A small military settlement right on the border seems quiet and peaceful, but this first impression turns out to be false. This is a small country with its own rules where passion, love, fidelity and adultery find their place. The characters face challenging decisions and fatal meetings, which will lead to trials… or a great love?  

The 16-episode film with six plot lines will be filmed in Ukraine, Georgia, Spain and the USA. For one of the leads, Oksana Bayrak invited Nadezhda Meykher, ex-participant of VIA Gra band. “Of course, I took a huge responsibility, because the role played by Nadya is big, serious, with dramatic twists and turns, but my hands of a great jeweler create the best diamonds,” says Bayrak. “When I write the script, pictures surface in my head, including characters’ faces. The idea to invite Meykher appeared just like that. I am convinced that Nadya will be a natural for this role.”

“When Oksana and I met for the first time and she told me briefly what the film was about, I literally had shivers running down my spine,” says Nadezhda Meykher. “I loved the script, my role is truly multi-dimensional.”  

Among Kyiv locations for the melodrama are civil registry’s office, central railway station, high-security facility, scientific and technical library (used for garrison headquarters). The group has some difficult work ahead: filming explosions on the territory of a training area.

The main load in the new melodrama goes to Ekaterina Tyshkevich, a young Ukrainian actress who will play two roles – mother, and after 20 years, her daughter. Besides, the audience will spot such famous actors as Anton Batyrev, Maksim Drozd, Alla Maslennikova, Irina Efremova, and others.

“My character combines bravery, dignity, an itch for gain, love and hate – just like every person,” says Anton Batyrev playing the lead role. “I like the style of Oksana Bayrak’s scripts – she does not create good or bad characters, instead she writes about real people. It is great happiness to work with Oksana. The whole team’s work is well-orchestrated and of high quality; they try until they get it right.”

Director: Oksana Bayrak

Producers: Viktor Mirsky, Oksana Bayrak

DOP: Igor Scherbakov

Cast: Maksim Drozd, Anton Batyrev, Nadezhda Meykher, Alla Maslennikova, Irina Efremova, Ekaterina Tyshkevich, Valentin Tomusyk, Vladimir Gladky, Oles Katsion, Gleb Kalyuzhny, Niko Tavadze