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Truth TV

Jared Leto arrives in the small provincial town “Beldyazhki”. But due to a technical error the employees of the regional TV channel “Truth TV”, cameraman Vitalka and journalist Pavlusha do not shoot this sensation interview. To avoid dismissal, they decide to make a sensation report by themselves, initiate the garage robbery and broadcast it.
Pavlusha is a fake robber, and the chief understands this report is a fake. But despite dismissal, thanks to a timely call from the police, Vitalka and Pavlusha get a promotion. They only need to identify the robber.
However, their conscience gnawing at them. After refusing to identify the robber, Pavlusha and Vitalka find themselves in a difficult situation and try to
come out smelling like a rose. So, they shoot ad video about police, how the policeman saves a woman from a fake robber.

  • Anastasiia Ivaniuk
  • Anastasiia Ivaniuk
  • Anastasiia Ivaniuk
  • Andrii Ivaniuk
  • Evgeniy Suprun
    Key Cast
  • Petro Himich
    Key Cast
  • Andrii Ivaniuk
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Правда ТВ
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Satira
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 20, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    100 USD
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Kyiv National Ivan Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema and Television University
  • Lift-Off Filmmaker Sessions @PinewoodStudios

    Official Selection
  • Film Olympiad

  • Eurasia International Monthly Film Festival

  • Brazil New Visions Film Fest
    Award Winner
Director Biography - Anastasiia Ivaniuk

Anastasiia was born in Lugansk, Ukraine. It's in the east of Ukraine, also called Donbas. When the war began there, she left home and moved with her family to Kyiv in 2014. In 2021, Anastasiia graduated from Kyiv National University Of Theater, Cinema, and Television as a film director. In 2022, the war found Anastasia in Kyiv. But despite everything, she remained in Ukraine and Anastasiia is trying to continue making films and writing scripts. Together with Andy Iva, she participated in Torino Film Lab Next Comedy with the feature comedy script " Rave-Broadway". The last short film, "Truth TV" won the award for "Best short" at the Brazil International New Vision Festival.

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Director Statement

To avoid dismissal, a young cameraman and journalist from “Truth TV”, decide to make a fake robbery to make a sensation report, but this one will have unexpected consequences.

Theme and Purpose.
One of the biggest problems of our time – is fake media. Especially, this is an urgent problem in Ukraine, since the word “Truth” seems nothing for people. The news sometimes shows fakes, which can have negative effects for society. This theme worries me, that is why I shot the short film “Truth Tv”. I decided to make it in the genre of comedy. Because it helps me to show the extent of the problem and to draw the viewer's attention. The main idea of this film – we are responsible for the content, which we show on the screen, because it can have negative consequences.

I wanted to make this story in the racy locations, such as old streets with houses in Soviet Union style. It can help me to emphasize the world, where the main characters live. Even though the action of the film takes place in the modern Ukraine, life of the main characters doesn’t change since the existence of the Soviet Union. Where nobody hears truth from the TV.
The film is made in warm tones. And general style of shooting is similar to television style.
Also, for me, it was important to make unique and interesting characters. Because the basis of any comedy is bright and memorable characters.