Shorts, Features and TV series
A love story between a jeweller and a poet in the times of social alienation on the Eternal City backdrop.
Alchemic Queen is a story of a woman who defied her age and delved into a realm strictly reserved for men.
She is Christina of Sweden. After Descartes’s death she leaves Stockholm and finds her retreat in a deserted island of Gotland. She suspects that her mentor was murdered and is determined to continue his secret experiments in order to find the truth.
A free adaptation of “The Picture of Dorian Gray” by Oscar Wilde (1890)
Sibyl Vane, a young promising actress, falls in love with a dazzlingly beautiful flamenco dancer Lucien Legray. His interest for her is soon overtaken by his vanity, ending as the young woman commits suicide. Lucien keeps on enjoying his youth and beauty, unsuspecting that upon Sibyl’s death his personal horror is about to begin.
Voices of the Gods
The protagonists of this anthology explore the spiritual side of human existence, experimenting with powerful entheogens, known through the centuries as sacred plants of autochthonous populations of the Old and the New World. During their research our heroes will have to go through the dark side of psychedelic experience in order to achieve an understanding of what a true spiritual transcendence is.
Blue Morpho Symphony
“Once upon a time, I dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and hither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was myself. Soon I awaked, and there I was, veritably myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man. Between the man and the butterfly there must be some distinction! This is called the Transformation of Things.”
― Zhuangzi, chapter 2
Dreamweavers is a story about descending into the labyrinth of the human mind that hides terrible ancestral memories in its depths, and the impossibility of getting out of it without first facing these primordial fears.
Trapped in a shared dream, a group of very different people have to face the creations of each other’s mind to find the way out and return to reality.
The Hex - Чаклунка, або та, що відає
This dark erotic fantasy tells the story of loneliness, social and self-condemnation, and finally, ultimate acceptance of oneself and proper nature. It is a free adaptation of the poem "The Witch" by Taras Shevchenko. Thanks to the momentous meeting with an old Gypsy healer, a main character, Lukia, considered insane, and separated from her wild nature by dogmas, society and herself, finds strength to bring herself back to life.
The Northern Rhapsody - Північна Рапсодія
During her investigation of illegal building in the historical downtown of Kyiv, a photoreporter has to face a leader of the followers of the ancient dark gods still living in those hills.
Venus in Moonlight
In order to claim her cult back, the goddess Astarte reborns in a body of a female DJ Venus, involved in a series of murders of young men in Ibiza.
The Fates - Le Parche
While the human destiny woven by the ladies of fate follows its unturnable path, the titan Prometheus defies the goddesses by granting to a mortal the knowledge that transcends his existence and alleviates its fatality. But what price will they both have to pay for this?
Sharbat receives a cactus plant as a present from her grandfather. As drought strikes their village, the despair of inhabitants reaches its peak. Sharbat's grandpa is dying. With an empty jar in her hand, tenacity in her eyes and strong faith in her heart, the girl approaches the only place of worship in the village. And though Sharbat does not belong to the same religion, she is firmly determined to pray for the rain.
Bluebeard - Barbablù
A story of Bluebeard is a history of violence par excellence. Each of us will surely have met a Bluebeard at least once in her life: disguised as a cold and severe father, a sadistic and contemptuous teacher, an exploitative and authoritarian employer, a wicked and malignant colleague, an arrogant and presumptuous brother or a violent lover. Our salvation from the tyranny of Bluebeard, an ancient psychic archetype, lies in the awakening of instinct, in the response to the appeal of intuition and in the recall of the aggressive and powerful inner forces that live in the soul of every woman, but often become subdued to the needs and rules of modern society.
Venus in Moonlight
Her music will make you alive, her love will kill you.
To claim her island back an ancient deity is reborn in the body of a dj, who lives on the dark side of the White Island.
Totem - Тотем
A free adaptation of a poem "Silver Poplar" by Taras Shevchenko, this story connects different generations, telling a history of Ukraine and its spiritual symbols through three epochs: 1839, 1956 and 2012.
Laura becomes an escort girl to get revenge upon the man responsible for her mother’s death.
Since Laura lost her, she never stopped to believe that one day they would meet.