STAS BELYAEV & TEONA DOLNIKOVA | CLOSE YOUR EYES

We shot this music video on the frozen lake Baikal in Russia. Why did we go there? The budget was tiny and we had a chance to rent some lighting equipment in Moscow or to go somewhere having nothing. Ofcourse we chose to travel to Baikal and capture this extraordinary place in a very unique state when the lake is frozen and you are littarely standing on 1 meter of ice and there is a kilometer of water under you. Amazing feeling which is hard to describe. The weather was changing every 5 minutes, directing us to what has to be shot. It was a lot of of fun just to allow the nature lead you and we are very thankful to everything what we had experienced there. The song is in Russian, it is about love, passion, freedom. I hope that the language barrier will not affect the viewing.

  • STAS BELYAEV
    Author
  • STAS BELYAEV & TEONA DOLNIKOVA
    Name of Band or Artist
  • Alexander Soloviev
    Director
    One Game Older, Spell, Cop's Wife, Hospital 71, Temple
  • Stas Belyaev
    Producer
  • Stas Belyaev
    Key Cast
    "Himself"
  • Teona Dolnikova
    Key Cast
    "Herself"
  • Alexander Efoshkin
    Director of Photography
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Стас Беляев и Теона Дольникова | Закрой Глаза
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 24 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 19, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Russian Federation
  • Country of Filming:
    Russian Federation
  • Language:
    Russian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35.1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Alexander Soloviev

Alexander could be a really good biologist after finishing Trinity College in Dublin where he moved from Moscow to become very-very wise, but fortunately he has dramatically broke his leg, and moved to London. Alexander loved making little films about his Russian friends do super-stupid and crazy things which got him accepted to London College of Communication where he completed his Bachelor Degree in Film and Video. But it wasn’t enough, Alexander wanted people to call him Master, therefore he went to Central Saint Martins Drama Center where he became a Master of Arts in Directing for Screen. Alexander learned hell a lot about acting there, that gave him a really good technique in working with actors and also the ability to talk about Marlon Brando for hours. Alexander shoots Commercials, TV-Series, Documentaries, Music Videos and everything else that can be shot. The depth of his creativity may be compared only to his level of involvement in the production process.

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