The push

A married couple, consisting of an aggressive news reporter with control issues, and a misfortunate camera operator. The pair planned to interview, who they thought was a scam artists; desperate for a spot in the spotlight, who claims that he can travel in time. Unfortunately, the time traveler's flat however, is unhappy with the sudden invasion and repeatedly continuous to send the confused couple back in time. Their time travelling antics will continue until the couple saves the life of a heart broken and his bride, as well as resolve private family issues and start believing into miracle.

  • Alexey Naumov
    Director
  • Alexey Naumov
    Writer
  • Dmitriy Belinskiy
    Writer
  • Alexey Naumov
    Producer
  • Olesia Bikoderova
    Key Cast
  • Alexey Naumov
    Key Cast
  • Alexey Shilo
    Key Cast
  • Maxim Simakov
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    ТОЛЧОК
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 43 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 5, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    Russian Federation
  • Country of Filming:
    Russian Federation
  • Language:
    Russian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Kaliningrad, Russian Federation
    August 22, 2014
    Russian premiere
    For the best Script
Director Biography - Alexey Naumov

Born in Moscow region. In 1997 he graduated from Moscow Bauman State Technical University and joined the Directing Acting Faculty of Moscow Shchukin Theatre School, as well as becoming a graduate student of the Academy of Sciences Institute of the USA and Canada. In 2000 he defended his graduate thesis “The budget policy of the USA at the turn of the century” and made his theatrical debut with the production of A. Stroganov "Foxes in the Desert" at Teatr.doc in Moscow. Until 2013 he directed a theatre studio, as a teacher for theatre actors and worked as the financial analyst as well. In 2013 he enrolled at the Higher Courses for Scriptwriters and Directors. He made short films, including “The push”, “IT”, “The apples”, “Onion”, “The Chess-players”, which have won festival awards.

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Director Statement

The Film ‘The Push’ was the first main experimental work of our team- students of High courses of Script writers and film Directors Institute in Moscow, Russia. We were very inspired of the main theme of the script -the confrontation of two worlds: world of science, dream, miracle and the world of philistine as well as, unfortunately, narrow-minded people.
In a world of consumption and the never-ending rush, the theme of the film appeared actual to us. The world of miracle was able to defend itself from invaders by means of falling radio set, and other substances falling from above.
By the end of the film, the clash of the miracle world would change the mind, destiny and the relationships of the miserable couple and consequently the beloved couple belonging to the opposite world. The happy ending, full of light hearted humour, inspired us to use a special way of filming that brought it back to basics.
Our decision was to portray the intimate atmosphere between the actors and viewers as well as show that there is no need for the use of excessive budgets, in order to create a good quality art piece. Stripping of all the fancy equipment, we conclude to only using one single light source, that is the one coming from the camera light, in order to achieve the maximum realism we were aspiring for.
I hope that our little art piece, full raw human emotion and corresponding irony can help our viewers see the larger meaning of the film. And therefore, deserve a little bit of your attention and the honour to be presented at some of the Greatest World’s Festivals.