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“Crazy Wedding” Gets Wild Director

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• 10.04.2018

Vlad the Wild to continue working on the film, replacing Dmytro Malkov

Prototype Production and director Dmytro Malkov have ceased their cooperation on feature comedy film “Crazy Wedding” by the parties’ mutual consent. Effective April, Vlad the Wild will continue to direct the film.

“I would like to thank the entire team that worked on “Crazy Wedding” with me and I wish them to successfully complete and the film and receive the well-deserved viewers’ admiration.”Dmytro Malkov comments – “meanwhile, I am going back to my own projects, which I can’t wait to tell you about quite soon”.

“We are boundlessly grateful to Dmytro Malkov for his colossal contribution to this project. However, during our preparation for the filming stage, our creative visions of the film appeared to differ considerably” – notes Yurii Horbunov, the film’s producer – “which has led Dmytro and me to agree that we should stop collaborating on this film. We wish Dmytro success in his future endeavors, and are happy to introduce a new member of our team – director Vlad the Wild”.

“Comedy is my favorite genre, and this particular script has captivated me with its out-of-the-box vision. It conveys today’s Ukrainian life in a vivid, laid-back, ironic and somewhat sarcastic manner - just the way it is in our everyday life. This is why I am tremendously happy to join this project and its professional and talented team” – director Vlad the Wild comments – “Crazy Wedding is a light film about the dark stereotypes that absolutely require a wide discussion in our society”.

Synopsis: Vasyl Seredyuk is a conservative head of a district culture club. His greatest pride is his oldest daughter Katrusya, a Sorbonne student, who tells him she’s about to get married to François, a French heart surgeon. For Vasyl, this means not just European integration, but also a trump card in his ongoing controversy with neighbor Taras about which of them is the bigger patriot. But instead of a son-in-law, Katrusya brings home quite a surprise… a Frenchman of African origin. Now Serеdyuk cannot sleep, bothered with the traditional Ukrainian concern of “what will the people say?” and e decides to do everything to liberate his daughter from this “black captivity.”

Currently, the film is in preparation for the principal photography stage which is set to begin in May this year. The director’s script is nearing finalization, the main cast are being approved and the sets and locations for filming are in preparation. “Crazy Wedding” is expected to hit the box office in fall 2018.

It’s also worth noting that feature comedy “Crazy Wedding” has become one of the winners at the tenth competitive selection of film proposals held by the Ukrainian State Film Agency. The portion of state funding constitutes 3 million 240 thousand hryvnias with the total budget of the film at 10 million 800 thousand hryvnias.

Previously, “Prototype Production” concluded a contract with FILM.UA Group on providing a full package of services for production, promotion and distribution of “Crazy wedding” based on FILM UA Group’s package proposal for projects supported by the Ukrainian State Film Agency.

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Director: Vlad the Wild

Producer: Iryna Kostiuk

Screenwriters: Mykola Kutsyk, Oleksiy Prykhodko

Ukrianian Premiere: fall 2018

Genre: real comedy

Production: FILM.UA Group, Prototype Produciton, supported by the Ukrainian State Film Agency

Duration: 90 min