Moscow! Moscow! Catastrophe

Moscow Moscow Catastrophe, is an absurd burlesque fiction.

It all starts with an unexpected event: the astronomical station of the prestigious Russian nuclear submarine Gogos no longer works. The ship and the crew are lost in the Atlantic Ocean, close to the east coast of Florida. The American satellite is quick to locate it and communicates its position to the army. It is immediately transmitted to the President of the United States.
Then a surrealist dialogue (or not that surrealist !) takes place. The mafia American president is as much hot blooded as lost in the political power rotten to the bone. The Russian president is both contributor and victim of the deadhead of his chief of staff, advised by dead drunkards .
The two heads of state of totally disconnected powerful countries push the absurd to its climax in this exchange where buffoonery has no limit.

  • Sylvain Guerin
    The Farmer, The Magic door
  • Sylvain Guerin
    The Farmer, The Magic door
  • Sylvain Guerin
    The Farmer, The Magic door
  • Jocelyn Django
    Key Cast
    "Russian President"
  • Maxime Paradis
    Key Cast
    "Russian General"
  • Jean Drôlet
    Key Cast
    "Russian scientist"
  • Aude Caille
    Key Cast
    "Russian Secretary"
  • Olivier L'Heureux
    Key Cast
    "Russian Submarine Capitain"
  • Jérémie Jacob
    Key Cast
    "Russian Submarine co-pilot"
  • Richard Letendre
    Key Cast
    "Russian Colonel"
  • Sylvain Van Guerin
    Key Cast
    "American President"
  • Louise Malouin
    Key Cast
    "American Secretary"
  • Isabelle Perron
    Key Cast
    "First Lady"
  • Pierre-Francois Bouffard
    Key Cast
    "Colonel Pentagon"
  • Sylvain Desrochers
    Key Cast
    "FBI Agent"
  • Hugues Lavoie
    Key Cast
    "CIA Agent / Special Force"
  • Albert Kwan
    Key Cast
    "Chinese Mafia East Coast"
    Appelle moi si tu meurs
  • Richard Khammany
    Key Cast
    "Chinese Mafia West Coast"
  • Melanie Hains
    Key Cast
    "The Black Widow"
  • Éric Barbier
    Key Cast
    "FBI Special Agent"
  • Anglish Major
    Key Cast
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  • Project Type:
    Feature, Short
  • Genres:
    absurd, burlesque, fiction, comedy
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 36 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 6, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada, Cuba
  • Language:
    French, Russian
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Director Biography - Sylvain Guerin

Sylvain Van Guerin (Director / Screenwriter)

Graduate in Computer Science, since 1993 he is an analyst and developer. Mainly in the financial field. In the summer of 2016, he produced his first short film "Le Fermier" as a producer and director. The film won the Prix du Mérite at the Festival du Nouveau-Brunswick. Subsequently, Sylvain finished, an Actor directing training in 2017.

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Director Statement

Hi my name is Sylvain Van Guerin, 47 years old, from Montreal.

I am thrilled to present my short film.

I feel like a kid at Christmas.
Until last year, I was working in the IT sector and had a successful career, yet not that fulfilling.

Something was missing. All these years, I have always been writing scenarios and scripts, dreaming of making movies. At some point in your life, you chose to go on in

the same secure path or to live your very own risked dreams and make them real.
That's the challenge I accepted to take.
My decision was made : I went to my friends to ask for a hand.

I talked to Johnny about the scenario of The farmer.

He instantly liked the idea so we jumped into action.
We gathered more friends and this 5 months work took shape : The Farmer was born.
It takes a lot of passion and determination to invest all my money in the

project, although most of it was spent in pizzas and beers !

I am very thankful to my friends who wanted to be a part of it and worked hard

for my project. They are genuine and devoted friends, they have a huge part

in this movie I am proud to present today.

It already makes me want to backslide !
When work comes from what you love deep inside, you can work for the rest of your life !
I hope you enjoy watching my film as much as I had making it.

Best regards.