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The Hidden Track

Russian girl Nika comes to London, where a few years ago her sister Jen disappeared. After uploading a message addressed to her missing sister on her social media, Nika receives an SMS from an unknown number. This SMS gives her a hint, thanks to which our protagonist takes up her own investigation. Stories from Jen’s best friends don't match up, the details of Jen's life seem strange. Without letting go of her favorite mp3 player, Nika gets involved in a game that could cost her life, unaware that the answers she is looking for can be found in the mp3 player.

"The Hidden Track" is a 6-episodes (97 min total/18-20 min per episode) vertical web series specially designed for viewing on mobile phones. This is a convenient, and most importantly, familiar format for users of social networks. The viewer's attention is concentrated on the main events, removing all the "extra" from the frame. The viewer is left alone with the main character and her investigation. This format will emphasize the genre affiliation of the project - thriller-detective - and will bring the viewer closer to the investigation with the help of constant leads in the form of SMS messages, maps, locations and other graphics of the film.

You can watch all episodes via links below (password for each link - hidden2019)

Ep 1

Ep 2

Ep 3

Ep 4

Ep 5

Ep 6

  • Brian Lye
  • Brian Lye
  • Valentina Nazarova (novel)
  • Anton Kalinkin
  • Ekaterina Shumakova
    Key Cast
  • Alan Prile Amrys
    Key Cast
  • Jack Parr
    Key Cast
  • Terry Sweeney
    Key Cast
  • Luke Hobson
    Key Cast
  • Yana Rits-Cairns
    Director of photography
  • Will Winfield
    Editing director
  • Sean Maher
    Sound design
  • Jack Whitney
    Sound design
  • Project Type:
    Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Thriller, Detective, Drama
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 21 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 4, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    Russian Federation
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Brian Lye

Brian Lye (Canada), author of more than 30 films and winner of more than a dozen international film awards. His animated film "Peach juice" (2012) took part in more than 40 international film festivals, including Vladivostok, and his work "Love Birds" (2010) was shown in the programs of "Sundance" and the Melbourne festival.

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