In Transcarpathia, filming started for The Rising Hawk historical action

• 20.06.2018

In Transcarpathia, in Synevir clearing the filming of historical action feature The Rising Hawk has begun; it is directed by Akhtem Seitablaev and created by Kinorob with the support of Ukrainian State Film Agency. The film authors plan to complete the shooting process in late August, and the premiere is scheduled for 2019.


The Rising Hawk action film based on a novella Zakhar Berkut by Ivan Franko will feature a large international cast from Ukraine, the US, Kazakhstan, the UK, and Mongolia. In particular, the audience will see the following actors on the big screen: Andriy Isayenko (Cyborgs), Oleh Voloschenko (The Stronghold), Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Die Hard 2, Last Action Hero, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle), Tsegmid Tserenbold (Zhauzhürek myng bala) Tommy Flanagan (Braveheart, Gladiator, Sin City), Poppy Drayton (The Downtown Abbey, The Little Mermaid), Ayan Otepbergen (Zhauzhürek myng bala, Diamond Sword), Alex MacNicoll (The 5th Wave, A.X.L.), Viktor Zhdanov (Cyborgs), Erzhan Nurymbet (The Stronghold, Sardar, The Winning Sword, The Bride), Alison Doody (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, A View to a Kill), Alina Kovalenko, Daulet  Abdygaparov (The Nomad, The Liquidator, The Horde), Rocky Myers, Oleh Stefan, Nurken Tumatayev (McMafia), Oliver Trevena, Maryna Koshkina, Marat Abdullayev (The Liquidator, Taraz), Stanislav Lozovskyi, Daniyar Akhmetov, Viktoriya Kleshenko-Pylypchuk, and others.  

The child roles in the film will be played by Mykhaylo Korzhenivsky, Andrew Storozhyk, Yuriy Yerko, Mykhaylo Chernyakov, Alina Dovbush, and Yevgen Lebedyn.

According to previous reports, the film crew of The Rising Hawk was enlarged thanks to Hollywood counterparts. Together with Akhtem Seitablaev, John Wynn works on the film as co-director. From the American side, the movie is produced by Jeff Rice, Yuriy Karnovsky, and Raja Collins. Ivan Franko International Foundation is the film’s partner and consultant.


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Title: The Rising Hawk

Slogan: Freedom is my nature

Synopsis: The year is 1241. The Mongol horde lead by cruel khan Burunda moves west, destroying everything in its path. Reaching the Carpathian mountains, the troops camp right below. However, at night several local hunters, the Berkut brothers, secretly enter the camp and free the hostages. Consumed with rage, the khan decides to take revenge and destroy the Carpathian settlements. A traitor amongst the locals tells the Mongols about a secret passage inside the mountains. Nevertheless, a small group of mountain hunters led by Zakhar Berkut has its plan to stop the enemy horde once and for all.

Director: Akhtem Seitablaev

Co-director: John Wynn

DOP: Yuriy Korol

Producers: Egor Olesov, Yuriy Karnovsky, Jeff Rice, Raja Collins  

Screenwriters: Yaroslav Voytseshek and Richard Ronat, working from Ivan Franko’s novella Zakhar Berkut

Artistic director: Vladyslav Odudenko

Costume designer: Antonina Belinska

CastRobert Patrick, Andriy Isayenko, Tsegmid Tserenbold, Tommy Flanagan, Oleg Voloschenko, Poppy Drayton, Ayan Utepbergen, Alex MacNicoll, Viktor Zhdanov, Yerzhan Nurymbet, Alison Doody, Alina Kovalenko, Dualet Abdygaparov, Rocky Myers, Oleg Stefan, Nurken Tumatayev, Oliver Trevena, Maryna Koshkina, Marat Abdulayev, Stanislav Lozovsky, Daniyar Akhmetov, Viktoria Kleshenko-Pylypchuk, Mykhaylo Korzhenivsky, Andriy Storozh, Yuriy Yerko, Mykhaylo Chernyakov, Alina Dovbush, Yevgen Lebedyn, and others

Genre: action, historical drama

Year: 2019

Production: Kinorob, Cinema Day

With the support of Ukrainian State Film Agency

Timing: 110 mins