Circus on the Wire

Short comedy about the backstage of provincial show business. At the corporate party of the trading company, a social sandwich was formed from the adepts of the business sect and the event organizers. While hanging out managers receive awards, perform speeches and enjoy the event - the dressing room is full of costumed passions.
All the characters in the film, except the employees of a chilling out corporation, are trying to figure out the rhetorical paradox of business in art or art in business.
The main characters of the film are the fakir and the ballerina who came to the Fortuna restaurant to perform at the corporate party of the trading company.

  • Artur Sadovnikov
    Director
  • Olena Kutinova
    Director
  • Olena Kutinova
    Writer
  • Artur Sadovnikov
    Writer
  • Evgeny Antonov
    Key Cast
    "Fakir"
  • Malvina Zagrebneva
    Key Cast
    "Malvina"
  • Alexa Lishtaba
    Key Cast
    "Petrunia"
  • Kristina Masalova
    Key Cast
    "Pauline"
  • Anatoly Golovan
    Key Cast
    "Entertainer"
  • Artur Sadovnikov
    Director of Photography
  • Roman Chizhevsky
    Composer
  • Yury Yatsyuk
    Composer
  • Alex Masiuk
    Composer
  • Konstantin Skripunov
    Soundman
  • Artur Sadovnikov
    Editor
  • Olena Kutinova
    Producer
  • Artur Sadovnikov
    Producer
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Цирк на дроте
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Arthouse, Independent
  • Runtime:
    27 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Ukraine
  • Country of Filming:
    Ukraine
  • Language:
    Russian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • International Festival of Comedy Art "Gashotyu"
    Kiev
    Ukraine
    April 1, 2018
    Ukrainian Premiere
    Semi-Finalist
  • San Mauro Film Festival
    San Mauro Torinese, Turin
    Italy
    May 15, 2018
    Italian Premiere
    Semi-Finalist
  • Redding Shorts Fest
    Redding, California
    United States
    August 25, 2018
    American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Cinematic Panic
    Memphis, Tennessee
    United States
    October 24, 2018
    Official Selection
  • International Film Festival "Cinema and You"
    Mariupol
    Ukraine
    September 29, 2018
    Best Grotesque Comedy
  • Inshort Film Festival 2018
    Lagos
    Nigeria
    December 27, 2018
    Nigeria Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival
    Mumbai
    India
    February 20, 2019
    Indian Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Artur Sadovnikov, Olena Kutinova

Artur Sadovnikov. He was born in Odessa in 1985. Studied at the Odessa Polytechnic University. Director, video-designer, video-operator, creator, advertiser. For more than 10 years has been making video-on-demand production, worked as an operator, director and director of editing in various film projects. At the moment he realizes his experience and potential in the production of his own author's cinema.

Olena Kutinova. Was born in Odessa in 1978. Graduated from the philological faculty of Odessa National University. She worked as a journalist and copywriter, screenwriter for films, games and cartoons in various Ukrainian and international projects. Writer, director, video operator, editing director. For more than 10 years, been making custom-made video products, and now decide to realize her experience and potential in shooting her own author's cinema.

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Director Statement

Art is stronger than money!