Experiencing Interruptions?

Box Paul

A girl facing a difficult life situation decides to take a quite peculiar move – she tries an online service of psychological counseling. At first, it seems to her that the voice belongs to nothing but a soulless robot. However, her opinion changes when she starts feeling true emotions in what she thought was just a mechanic voice.

  • Viktor Belanov
  • Viktor Belanov
  • Viktor Belanov
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  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Feature, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    300 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Russian Federation
  • Country of Filming:
    Russian Federation
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Higher courses for scriptwriters and directors
Director Biography - Viktor Belanov

«Higher courses for scriptwriters and directors».
Direction of fiction and non-fiction film
Workshop and A.M.Dobrovolskogo, A.N.Gerasimova

For over five years, I have been working as a director, cameraman, composer and producer on my own film projects. Here are some of them:

Russian central State Museum of Cinema. Documentary film «Memorial Apartment Eisenstein».
Moscow 2010

Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (Poland). Documentary film almanac «Peace from dawn to dusk».
Lodz 2011.

Composer of musical project «EXCLARARE» and «Five Preludes for Piano and sockets» (music for films and animation).
Moscow 2012

Musical animated short «Sea songs for Satu».
Moscow 2013

Short feature film «Between Us».
Moscow 2015

Documentary project «Makariy»
Moscow 2017

Short feature film «Title».
Moscow 2022

Short feature film «Box Paul».
Moscow 2023

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Director Statement

Modern film industry is rushing into an era of special effects which have by now partially, or even fully, replaced real films.
Authors known for their movies «Title» and «Box Paul» started to wonder what will happen if we go the other way around? In their first movie «Title» they decided to shoot without actors leaving nothing but their voices while the best was supposed to be left to the viewers’ imagination. While working on «Box Paul» the creators decided to go an extra mile by shooting a movie not only without any actors but also without a camera. Rejecting customary cinematographic forms is a risky experiment, yet the filmmakers are certain that such movies can not only give viewers a surprising experience but also let them truly get a feel for the movie and its concept without being distracted by a series of other things.