Supported project

GROUND ZERO

Dec 11, 2023

To the victory
  • Director: Zhanna Ozirna
  • Scriptwriter: Zhanna Ozirna
  • Countries: Ukraine / France
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Country of shooting: Ukraine, France
  • Language: Ukrainian, French
  • Duration: 90 min

SYNOPSIS

Marina, a 35-year-old PhD researcher of Soviet industrial heritage living in France, returns to Ukraine to learn more about her father, a miner who committed suicide by jumping into a blast furnace. Marina’s unexpected discoveries about her father cast doubt on the history of the whole town and put all the Soviet values it stands on at risk. If Marina restores the historical truth, she will lose the last piece of evidence of her father’s life.

CONTACT

Ukrainian producer
Toy LLC (32 %)

Dmytro Sukhanov
sukhanov@toycinema.com.ua

Producer from a contributing country
Good Fortune Films (France – 41%)

Clément Duboin
clement@goodfortunefilms.com

FORECAST PRODUCTION BUDGET: 1 043 618 €

European Solidarity Fund for Ukrainian Films – Information on the grant

  • Date of the decision : December 11th 2023
  • Type of support : Development
  • Amount of the support : 43 800 €

AMOUNT OF THE SUPPORT FOR DEVELOPMENT: 43 800 €

European Solidarity Fund for Ukrainian Films – Date of the decision : December 11th 2023

    THE DIRECTOR

    Valentyn Vasyanovych

    Zhanna Ozirna (1986) is a Ukrainian director and screenwriter based in Kyiv. She is a member of the Ukrainian Film Academy and the Directors’ Guild of Ukraine. In 2018 Zhanna’s short film, Bond, which received a jury special mention at Odesa IFF, was awarded with the Oppose Othering grant program at GoEast Film Festival and took part in a B2B Doc Story Developing workshop. In 2019, her short fiction The Adult was presented in the special programme The State of a New Generation within the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur. In 2020, Zhanna’s animation short project Anna & Gravity won the Jury Special Mention for the best script pitching within Interfilm Berlin Script Lab. She is a Berlinale alumni (2020), and has been in residency at the Cité internationale des arts, Les Récollets (Paris, 2022) and the Marathon Screenings (Los Angeles, 2023). The development of her feature debut film, Ground Zero, was supported by the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation. It took part in numerous prestigious workshops and co-production platforms such as La Fabrique Cinéma 2022, Cinemart 2021 (IFFR), Brussels Bozar Industry Day 2021, New Horizons Studio+ 2021, ScripTeast 2021, Pustnik 2020 and 2022 (for alumni).

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