Private Project

The Lonely Ones

The film tells the story of the life of an orphanage, where a new resident arrives — a boy Yurko (his role was very touchingly and convincingly played by 7-year-old Yevhen Intelehator). Yurko misses his father very much, and "dad" finally comes to him one night in the body of a former pupil of this house — electrician Bohdan (actor Yaroslav Shakhtorin), who is the conductor of the souls of children's parents in this orphanage.

The film "The Lonely Ones" is a cry of the soul, addressed primarily to all those who have ever lost a loved one. And especially to those children who have no one left. But at the same time, the film gives hope, because it tells not so much about the loss, but about the fact that even after death, our family remains with us, and will always support and protect us.

  • Valentyna Cherkashyna
  • Maryna Artemenko
  • Oleksandr Driz
  • Yaroslav Shakhtorin
    Key Cast
  • Yevhen Intelehator
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Feature, Short
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 15, 2020
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Director Biography - Valentyna Cherkashyna

Born on October 14, 1988 in Kyiv. In 2016 she graduated from KNUCA (film and television director, Vasyl Obraz's workshop). During studies she had an internship: as a director on TV Channel 112 (promo dept. and "Hard Tolk" show); as an assistant director of the "Doctor on Duty" series ( During her studies, she shot a music video for the cover of the song "Perhaps", an advertisement for Fanta, a short film "Amnesia".

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