Cash is king so there’s no arguing that legislative approval of a 25% cash rebate on shoots in Ukraine – including commercials! – will once again make the country a favorite alternative in Eastern Europe. We caught up with Dmitry Sukhanov, head of the PSN Ukraine team, for his insights on why to shoot in Ukraine.
Q: Is it safe again to shoot in Ukraine?
A: Yes! The only no-go place is Crimea where troubles are locked down and contained.
Our capital city Kiev is some 800 kilometers from that region. Other filming hotspots out of harm’s way are the charming architecture of Lviv, the Carpathian Mountains, and Odesa, where the Black Sea coastline and its beaches await.
Q: Can you tell us a few top reasons to shoot projects in Ukraine?