USA, Russia 2019
fiction, debut, drama
|Producer||Tchavdar Georgiev, Lidia Sheinin|
|Studio||Good Hope Films|
|2019||Texas Filmmaker’s Showcase|
|2019||Batumi International Art-House Film Festival|
|2019||Sochi International Film Festival (Гран-при к/м конкурса)|
|2020||Mediawave on the Road|
|2020||Spirit of Fire|
|2020||Imagineindia International Film Festival (postponed)|
|2020||Yerevan Short Film Festival|
A group of Russian musicians struggles in South Texas until one of them ditches the group to attempt a marriage with a wealthy farmer on his ranch. The story is inspired by 'Ionych', a novella by Anton Chekhov.
Daniel LevinBorn in Russia and raised in Texas, Daniel graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles with a Master of Fine Arts in film directing. His graduate thesis film, Moment Théâtral (2007), won the prestigious Jack Nicholson Directing Award. Daniel produced the animated feature film Purim: The Lot (2013), which is now available on home video and VOD. He directed the documentaries Kaltag, Alaska and Kamchatka: The Salmon Country in association with the WWF and with grants from the Austin Film Society and the Fund for Investigative Journalism. In 2019, Daniel completed the S16mm short film Bagatelle, funded in part by grants from AFS, Kodak, Panavision, the City of Houston, and others. Daniel lectures on filmmaking at universities and colleges around Houston, Texas.