A couple of independent Belarusian producers decided to unite their strengths and make a Belarusian youth-orientated horror film “Upyri” (“Ghouls”).
The start-up company “Nashe Kino” will take up the responsibility for making the movie. Clip maker Maks Siriy was chosen the director of the project. He will also write the script for the film together with the producers Sergey Yakubovskiy and Andrey Kureichik.
The scene of the movie is ridiculously simple. A group of young people happen to be at a place where they shouldn’t be at night time. As the story takes place during a celebration called “Kupalle” (one of the oldest folk holidays dedicated to the sun and efflorescence, associated with numerous legends and myths), it doesn’t take long for the mystery and monsters to appear.
The events of the movie will be developing at Soligorsk chalk pits, which are often referred to as the Belarusian Maldives. The film can be a good advertising of the place, where there are a lot of stories and legends anyway.
The creators of the movie are planning to stay within the budget of 50,000 euros. Andrey Kureleichik emphasizes that no public funds will go towards the movie, as the project is completely commercial.
The actor casting for the movie is well under way. The filmmakers decided to get on with making the movie. The shooting will take place in summer and the film is due to be released in autumn, 2017.