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Home for Ukraine

March 2022.
Russia attacked Ukraine.
Julia's family is in hell in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol. Miraculously, they escape the war and go to Great Britain to seek peace under the "Home For Ukraine" program. Former Tennis Player British number 1, and commentator of Wimbledon, Andrew Castle and his wife Sophie open the door of their home to them. But only for 6 months. Will she be able to build a new life in a foreign country in such a short time? After all, Julia and her family have nowhere to return. Mariupol, as she remembers him and in which she lived all her life, no longer exists.

  • Ksenia Bugrimova
    Uncut, The Wishlist, The Seed, The Bachelor
  • Mariia Vynogradova
  • Ksenia Bugrimova
  • Jeremy Ervine
  • Andrew Castle
    Key Cast
    "Andrew Castle "
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Television, Web / New Media
  • Completion Date:
    January 25, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English, Russian
  • Shooting Format:
    RED, digital
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Ksenia Bugrimova

Award-winning producer, Head of Entertainment Programs of STS media holding, and general producer 11 creative production Starlight Media Holding oversees adaptation of all international franchises like The Bachelor, Biggest Looser, Trip advisor, Extra Mile Bachelorette, Ukraine Got Talent, The Four as well as locally developed hits like, Extreme makeover and multiple award-winning multi-platform series “Kyiv Day and Night”.
Previously, Ksenia was a Head of production and director most big show and series. She closely cooperated with Warner Brothers, Red Arrow, Sony Entertainment, Banijay, Armoza, Fox Channel.
Ksenia became a general producer fiction department Starlight Media in 2013. She worked as leader of the project and creative producer and showrunner of limited series The Wishlist and was responsible for full cycle of production filmed and launched in more than 12+ countries. Previously, Ksenia was director and showrunner, executive producer of reality department on STB and Novy channel. Ksenia was a jury of International Format competition Banff Awards. Member of TV Academies she was 3 times awarded by Teletriump (the biggest national TV award) and 9 times awarded by Effie Award.

She was a director of award shorts and shorts documentaries; she created 90 TV documentaries sold to 15 countries.

Last 3 years, Ksenia managed her own production, developed and sold paper formats of the show, as well as developed a series with Sony Entertainment and shot a feature-length comedy film Rolls
for the Megogo streaming service.

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Director Statement

This is a film about the war in Ukraine through the eyes of famous British people who sheltered refugees from Ukraine in their homes. Singer Ozzy Osbourne, actress Emma Thompson, ex-tennis player and commentator of the Wimbledon tournament Andrew Castle, ex-football player Harry Lineker, writer Jenny Murray, as well as the families they sheltered will tell their personal stories about the hell of war and the difficulties they faced in the state program "Home for Ukraine". And we will also see whether the star hosts became "good fairies" for the refugees and gave them a chance for a happy life in Britain, or whether some of the Ukrainians were unable to adapt to new realities and will return to wartime or postwar Ukraine.