Jackson, a movie with an outlook on privacy,
ABOUT A BAD GUY, AN INDECISIVE GIRL, AND PISTACHIO PRALINE.
This film raises an important topic for every person – privacy. The world is changing every second, and so are the rules. The social distance is shrinking, people’s actions are done with regard to the opinions of other people, everyone wants to show off their lives, and even worse, strangers are ready to get into someone else’s life. So much can go wrong.
Los Angeles — a melting pot of different cultures. The city of dreams and tears, the city of ups and downs, a capital of people who want to be a part of success, like our main character Lena.
She works as a beauty artist day by day, in a rat race to become famous. But small roles in small films, photoshoots and advertising on the covers of magazines for small towns could not give her what she wanted. She wanted to become someone. So she found a new way for herself. Become a content maker.
Together with her friend Ollie, she starts filming… pranks! After all, how easy is it to get a camera and invade the lives of other people, to secretly dive into the lives of strangers with good old fashioned comedy?
And it works! Followers begin to subscribe to her social media, more and more views, eventually people start to recognize her on the street and ask to take a picture, take an autograph. She, along with Ollie, continue to hunt, and find more victims to prank. It doesn’t matter what they’re doing, where they’re going. They are just a target. It’s their own fault for taking to the streets.
Our story starts one day, when Lena and Ollie went out to prank again. One more viral video and she will have over 50 thousand subscribers. She just needs to find the new “victim” on the street. But little did she know that she herself would be pranked, and for the first time become a “Victim” of her own principles.
Today she meets a stranger who is just as dangerous at hunting victims as Lena. How will this meeting end? Well, we need your help to find out!
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The modern world is very versatile and complex and yet we are all the same. We as an international team see that people on this globe all share the same values and qualities but see it from a different angle.
the original idea
Writer and Director
Director of Photography
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The best way to explain it is to tell the story which oscillates between scepticism and naivete, postmodern deconstruction and classical romanticism, the constant flux of sarcasm into sincerity, and tragedy into comedy. Are there a lot of stories like that and places where they could be told? We have a good story and a good concept for filming the next asset in the chain! What if we film the remake in Los Angeles? Ironically, the main actress of the first asset movie Boyarskiy is now living there and she is on board for the shoot of the remake!
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My name is Ruslan Umyarov – Director of “Jackson: The Movie”. Based in Rotterdam. I got my master’s degree in Computer Science in 2014. It’s really far away from cinematography, but ever since my first role in an award-winning movie “Poet And The Silence”, my life changed forever. After that, I was involved in a small film company as a director’s assistant for a long time. Recently, I have been experimenting with Virtual Production, editing, and script writing. Then with my friends Daria Khomyakova and Alexander Saltykov, we revived Tykvabob Productions, creating a dystopia, virtual reality, and Uroboros. We devised a metamodern concept and made a screenplay, but we had to stop our project. Now I’m on the train to my personal short film “Jackson the movie”
The original story “Boyarskiy” was written and produced by Russian scriptwriter and director Daria Khomyakova. Daria was born in 1982 in Moscow and graduated from The Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography VGIK, the alma mater of Andrei Tarkovsky. In 2010 together with her friend Alexander Saltykov they founded a new production studio TykvaBob and started to make movies. Ruslan Umyarov joined them as an actor and later as an assistant director in 2011. Together they made a few films, and then in 2014 Ruslan left them to get back in 10 years to revive TykvaBob Production with his debut work – the remake by the name “Jackson: The Movie”.
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