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We invite our audience to take a look at a life of a sockeye salmon.

  • Lika Lemeshko
  • Alisa Protas
  • Olga Khabarova
  • Artem Kuleshov
    Key Cast
  • Andrey Ershov
    Key Cast
    "motion design and post production"
  • Ruslan Latypov
    Key Cast
    "sound design "
  • Lika Lemeshko
    Key Cast
    "concept art and animation "
  • Oksana Vassilieva
    Key Cast
    "illustration "
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Вверх по реке
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Music Video, Short, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 26, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Russian Federation
  • Country of Filming:
    Russian Federation
  • Shooting Format:
    digital, h.264, full hd
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Director Biography - Lika Lemeshko

Lika Lemeshko is Russian News Agency TASS (TASS Kids) art-director and production team lead holds a degree in Animation and Visual Arts from Taipei University of the Arts (Taiwan). Her team works on educational animated content for kids that is published on various social media platforms, including Youtube, Instagram, VK (Russian analogue of Facebook) and Tik-Tok. From 2013 to 2016 her animated shorts were participating in Kuandu Animation Festival (Taiwan) every year. In 2016 her animated short film ‘The Three Old Man’ took part Funny Cat Animated Film Festival (Russia) and Insomnia Film Festival (Russia). In 2017 she collaborated with a Taiwanese indie band 55 bodies and singlehandedly produced an animated music video for their song ‘Mount Jiali Holidays’ , that they later submitted to several festivals.In 2020 she collaborated with another musician from Seattle (USA), who goes by the alias Igor Keller and produced another music video for his single album ‘Boris and the Rusalka’.

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Director Statement

When working on this short film, we had two goals in mind. The first one was to honor the long gone soviet claymation classics, such as ‘Last Year’s Snow Was Falling’ and ‘Plasticine Crow’. Our second goal was to raise awareness of the ecological disaster, that has befallen the Far East region of Russia. Every year the marine recourses are getting more and more scarce due to pollution, climate change and irresponsible harvesting. Soon we might not see any sockeye salmon returning to it’s original spawning places, because there will be no sockeye salmon left. We hope, that out short film might provide viewers with some food for thought.