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Ukraine and Korea have begun the second stage of filming a joint documentary project

21 July 2017, 13:01
Ukraine and Korea have begun the second stage of filming a joint documentary project

Signal RED production house, a part of the FILM.UA Group, continues to cooperate with Korean prodco Orange Berry (CABLE TV VOD Corp) and its co-founder Jeong T. Lee in the production of the documentary project ‘The Next Stage of the K-Culture’. The joint Ukrainian-Korean project is dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and South Korea.

Following the spring pilot of the documentary project ‘The Melody of Ukraine’ which tells about native Ukrainian music and its perception in Asia, two documentary films are being filmed right now. This time the project is dedicated to the development of Ukrainian cinematography and music.

During the production of the film dedicated to the cinema, a number of interviews with leading representatives of Ukraine media industry have been held, like the Head of the The National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine Yuri Artemenko and the General Producer of FILM.UA Group Victor Mirsky. Most of the filming of the documentary will take place at FILM.UA studio. The well-known Ukrainian DOP Aleksey Lamakh, as well as students of the Kyiv National I. K. Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema and Television University, Ukrainian actors and staff of FILM.UA studio will also participate in the shootings.

Production of the second film about Ukrainian-Korean music will take place on the territory of St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, the Petro Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine (Kyiv Conservatory) and in other prominent places for Ukrainian culture and music. In addition to representatives of Korean music industry, the Ukrainian team B&B Project (Bandura & Bayan Project), already familiar to our viewers, will be involved in the project. 

At the end of the shooting, the organizers plan to hold a joint Ukrainian-Korean mini-concert at one of the central squares in Kyiv.

Let’s recall that the beginning of Ukrainian-Korean project, which turned into fruitful cooperation, was laid in November 2016, during a business visit of representatives of Ukrainian media industry to Seoul. The trip was initiated by The National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine and its Head Yuri Artemenko.

Among the Ukrainian guests there was also the CEO of Media Resources Management and Executive Director of Ukrainian Motion Picture Association Victoria Yarmoshchuk. And there’s more – on November 24 Korea TV Content Showcase took place in Kyiv, where top Korean prodcos and content distributors have presented the newest dramas, series and animation to Ukrainian colleagues. 

"The fact that Korean-Ukrainian cooperation continues to gain momentum is due not only to the development of friendly relations between our states, but also to the understanding of the importance of international co-production. That is why last autumn the program of KYIV MEDIA WEEK 2016 was supplemented by a number of special events dedicated to South Korea. I have to say that Korean delegation, which gathered representatives of industry associations, media companies, and government bodies, aroused keen interest among all KMW participants. The special guest of the forum was the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Ukraine Mr. Lee Yang-goo. There is no doubt that the achieved relations and fruitful work on joint projects is only the beginning of mutually beneficial and long-term cooperation between our countries", – comments Viktoria Yarmoshchuk.

We look forward to the premiere of Ukrainian-Korean projects and the upcoming KYIV MEDIA WEEK 2017!

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