Private Project

"Axe"

Ukrainian State Forest guard Pavlovych manages logging brigades that fulfill state, private and illegal orders. Pavlovych believes in doing the right thing while being part of the corrupted system himself. He loves the forest, but he also feels that he owns it. While Pavlovych finds out that someone from his team steals the trees, the next season of rain is coming… How comfortable is to sit on a branch you are cutting off?

  • Volodymyr Bakum
    Director
  • Artyom Golubev
    Producer
  • Vasyl Pavlovych
    Key Cast
  • Volodymyr Bakum
    Writer
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Бартка
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 9 minutes 24 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Ukraine
  • Country of Filming:
    Ukraine
  • Language:
    Ukrainian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • FilmFestival Cottbus
    Cottbus
    Germany
    November 8, 2023
    World Premiere
    Official Selection - Ecoeast section
Director Biography - Volodymyr Bakum

2013 – graduated from Vinnytsia School of Culture and Arts. MD Leontovych (specialty: Actor of Drama Theater and Cinema);
2015-2019 – studies at KNUTKiT named after Karpenko-Kary; special: feature film directing – BACHELOR (workshop of J.O. Lanchak)
2019–2021 – study at KNUTKiT named after Karpenko-Kary; special: directing of a feature film – MASTER (MG Ilyenko's workshop)
I teach the subject "directing" at the School-Arts, Kyiv
During the years of study, according to his own scripts, he embodied, as a director and producer, the film trilogy "Donbass. I love you"

* Winner of international festivals.
* Received funding for the graduation film "FOG" from the UKF.
* He won the competition of film projects. Kira Muratova from the Odessa film studio.
* Currently, I am working with the company "CHASTOGUSTO" (Producer Artyom Golubev: https://fb.me/artyom.golybev/) on a documentary film "BARTKA", the winner for funding was the pitching of the State Cinema of Ukraine.

FILMOGRAPHY
* 2015 – "Ticket"
* 2015 – "Atonement "
* 2016 – "High Mountain"
* 2017 – "Hug me"
* 2020 – "FOGS" – diploma to / m. movie
* 2021 – "MY FAMILY and OTHER ANIMALS" – k./m. film (in production).
* 2020–21 – "BARTKA" – a full-length documentary (in production).
Rivne International Film Festival "City of Dreams" – Best Feature Ukrainian Short Film

FESTIVALS
* Kaniv International Film Festival "Modern Cinema" – Best Feature Film
* Whales International Film Festival – Best Original Screenplay
* Kyiv International Festival "LIGHT" – Best Feature Ukrainian Short Film
* Kyiv International Festival "Without unnecessary words" – GRAND PRIX of the festival
* Berdychiv Star City Film Festival – Best Feature Film Film Festival "Film Comedy" – The best student film Kamyanets-Podilsky Film Festival "BRUKIVKA" – 2nd place
of the festival
* Rivne International Film Festival "City of Dreams" –
SPECIAL AWARD OF THE JURY OF THE FESTIVAL Film Route Film Festival is the best feature Ukrainian
short film
* All-Ukrainian short film festival "Public Projector"

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