Crazy Wedding authors returned funds allocated for production to Ukrainian State Film Agency

• 17.12.2018

The whole amount, together with additional investment profit, was transferred to the account of Ukrainian State Film Agency on December 6

Prototyp Production returned to Ukrainian State Film Agency the funds allocated for production of Crazy Wedding comedy feature. The funds in the amount of 1,175,590 UAH, along with additional 16 percent of investment profit equal to 150 thousand UAH, were transferred to the Ukrainian State Film Agency account on December 6, 2018.  

This is new precedent when producing company returns to the Agency all funds taken for film production. And not just all funds but with accrued interest. This demonstrates extremely positive trends in Ukrainian cinema development,” said Pylyp Illenko, head of Ukrainian State Film Agency.  

Just a reminder: Crazy Wedding comedy became one of the winners at the 10th competitive selection in Ukrainian State Film Agency and received support in the amount of 3,240,000 UAH. However, having started the production stage, upon initiative of film producers Prototyp Production and the Agency concluded a new deal according to which the share of state support was reduced to 1,175,590 UAH. The production budget for the movie amounted to 10.8 million UAH.  

Crazy Wedding had its wide Ukrainian release on October 4 and set two national records: box office among all Ukrainian films and number of viewers for a film produced in Ukraine. Presently the movie’s box office amounts to almost 55 million UAH; it was watched in cinemas by over 657 thousand viewers. The comedy is still shown on big screens in Ukraine.

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What the film is about: Director of district museum of local lore Vasyl Seredyuk, having sent his daughter Katya to study in France, never expected such a twist: a month ago she informed she was getting married to a French heart surgeon named François.

“The Seredyuks are a European family!” – this was the slogan everybody in the district heard personally from Vasyl. Imagine his surprise when he saw that the coveted European son-in-law is a Frenchman of African origin.  

Organizing a wedding so that it never takes place seems like a brilliant idea. But when real love is in the way, the success of such plan is not a given.  

Genre: crazy comedy

Timing: 92 mins

Premiere: October 4, 2018

Distributor: MMD

Director: Vlad Dykyi

DOP: Tim Avramchuk

Producers: Yuriy Gorbunov, Iryna Kostyuk, Nadiya Korotushka

Co-producer: MOZGI Entertainment

Music producer: Oleksiy Potapenko (Potap)

Screenwriters: Mykola Kutsyk, Oleksiy Prykhodko  

Cast: Nazar Zadniprovsky, Jimmy Voha-Voha, Polina Vasylyna, Oleksandr Kobzar, Vira Kobzar, Lesya Samayeva, Inna Prykhodko, Aram Arzumanyan, Yuriy Gorbunov, Oleksiy Potapenko (Potap), MONATIK, Oleg Vynnyk, Oleksiy Suprun, Anastasia Orudzhova, Viktor Rozovyi, Svyatoslav Antypov, and others.

Production: Prototyp Production, FILM.UA Group with the support of Ukrainian State Film Agency

Before, Prototyp Production struck a deal with FILM.UA Group on providing a full package of services on special conditions for production, promotion and distribution of Crazy Wedding according to  FILM.UA Group package proposal for projects supported by Ukrainian State Film Agency.