MY LAND

The TV-crew arrives in the ATO zone to interview volunteers. Journalist Bogdan and cameraman Anton are sure that the volunteers are fighting only for mercantile reasons. Sudden shelling forces the crew to stay. Will their attitude change to the defenders of Ukraine? Will they be able to understand what "MY LAND" means for all generations of ukrainians?

  • Kateryna Balabai
    Director
    «Dronya`s artifices», «Mnema», «Alternative»
  • Kateryna Balabai
    Writer
    «Dronya`s artifices», «Mnema», «Alternative»
  • Kateryna Balabai
    Producer
    «Dronya`s artifices», «Mnema», «Alternative»
  • Viktor Bonyak
    Producer
  • Yurii Krasiuk
    Director of Photography
    «Dronya`s artifices», «Mnema», «Alternative»
  • Oleh Didyk
    Key Cast
  • Fedor Bakhmutchenko
    Key Cast
  • Maksym Panchenko
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    war, drama
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 8, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Ukraine
  • Country of Filming:
    Ukraine
  • Language:
    Ukrainian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • "Los Angeles CineFest", USA 2018
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Semi-Finalist
  • "Kamianets-Podilsky International Film Festival BRUKIVKA", Ukraine 2018
    Kamianets-Podilsk
    Ukraine
    Finalist
  • "Kinomedia Ukraine", Ukraine 2018
    Kyiv
    Ukraine
    Award Winner
  • "The Women`s Film & Script Showcase", USA 2018
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Award Winner
Director Biography - Kateryna Balabai

Kateryna Balabai – producer, director, screenwriter.

Member of National Union of Journalists of Ukraine since 2010.
Member of The National Filmmakers Union of Ukraine since 2020.

Kateryna was born on 8 February 1981 in Kharkiv (Ukraine).
In 1997 graduated from music school with a degree in piano.
In 2015 graduated from Kharkiv State Academy of Culture with a degree in «Film and Television Directing».
From 2001 she works as journalist and editor in print and online magazines.
2007-2010 - journalist on the Kharkiv TV channel "Simon", collaborates with national TV channels. Later she creates her own reports, films, essays.
In 2016 she founded own production studio «MEDIAGROUP 8» (https://mg8.com.ua/), which creates feature and documentary films, social and commercial video content.
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Filmography:
- 2021. «The journey to the Switzerland of Slobozhanschina» - feature fiction film (producer, screenwriter).
- 2021. «Alternative» - short mockumentary in co-production with Italy (producer, director, screenwriter).
- 2020. «Dronya`s artifices» - music feature film for kids (producer, director, screenwriter, author of lyrics).
- 2018. «Mnema» - documentary short film (producer, director, screenwriter).
- 2017. «My Land» - fiction short film (producer, director, screenwriter).
- 2013. «The Town Where No One Got Off» - student fiction short film (producer, director, screenwriter).

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