An adventurous story about a guy lost in life, his strict mother, and a little crazy grandfather. They will bring their son and grandson to the point that, in an attempt to understand himself better, he will go to dig a huge hole and, at the same time, unravel the secrets of his relatives.

  • Nikita Panin
  • Nikita Panin
  • Nikita Panin
  • Nikolay Tarasyuk
    Key Cast
  • Svetlana Ruban
    Key Cast
  • Vladimir Kotov
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Adventure, Comedy, Drama
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 33 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 3, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Russian Federation
  • Country of Filming:
    Russian Federation
  • Language:
    English, Russian
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Cinema School "Svobodnoe Kino"
Director Biography - Nikita Panin

Nikita Panin was born in 1988. He studied and grew up in Lobnya, near Moscow, and entered the MAI at the Faculty of Robotics. Three years later, he transferred to the Department of Sociology, Psychology, and Social Management. All these have helped him to show good skills in online games, creating one of the best-known gaming communities in Russia. Then, in journalism, at the city television station in Lobnya, in 7 years he went from correspondent to chief editor of the channel. In 2021, he entered the cinema school "Svobodnoe Kino", In 2022, he received a prize at the graduation pitching and made his first short film "Dig!".

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Director Statement

This film is an attempt to convey my perception of life and the events taking place in it. This is a study on the topic: "What to do when it seems that you are at an impasse, and the familiar world is falling apart." While filming this movie, I found the answer to this question for myself.

I hope that in this story you will also be able to dig out something important for yourself, which will help you find understandable landmarks in a changing world. Or at least a genuine laugh.