Liberal legislation, low prices, and a variety of locations all amount to a hearty welcome for foreign filmmakers

Film-friendly Ukraine has so much going for it that not even the troubled times of late could stop the cameras from rolling.

The devaluation of Ukrainian currency occurred 3 times in 2014-2015, making an already inexpensive country hard to beat at low-cost film production in Europe. The flexibility of non-union crews and relaxed permit arrangements are also a draw.

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We have professional, English-speaking film crews plus a broad casting database offering a variety of nationalities and cheap extras. We also produce with top set designers and art directors able to transform locations and build massive new sets in a short amount of time with minimal funds.

Easy access to the most difficult locations, such as airports, subway stations, military bases, stadiums, and more is another reason to look our way. Permits to shoot at locations that are prohibitive elsewhere can be arranged in Ukraine at surprisingly low costs.

We have the newest equipment available at the highest specifications. Besides a modern range of cameras and lenses, our Ukrainian rental houses can provide specific units of 3 axis cranes, gyro-stabilized remote systems, Flight Head, Russian Arm, vehicle mounts, motion control and motion capture systems.

In September 2005, Ukraine introduced visa-free entry for citizens of the USA, European Union, Switzerland, and Japan. This simplified entries, decreased travelers’ expenses, and makes last-minute planning possible. Once in Ukraine, our local hospitality is sure to give clients and agency guests an enjoyable stay during the shoot.

Ukraine is a very diverse country where you can shoot everything from sandy beaches to Carpathian Mountains. Landscapes differ from small hills with foliose and coniferous forests to the crags and snow-covered hills. Across a land mass larger than France you will find hundreds of castles, palaces, and wooden churches. There are also distinct town halls, mosques, and cave monasteries. The architecture is a display of historical influences in Ukraine that date back from medieval times up through to European, Soviet, and post-Soviet periods.

And if that’s not enough, let us take you further to Georgia and Kazakhstan, where we’ve produced a number of projects for the local and international market.

  • Production houses like TFC-Tohokushinsha Film Corporation, Revolver Films, It's Us, Eager Films B.V. and Film Polska Production...
  • Studios/Streamers like Sony...
  • Directors like Rune Milton, Adrian Bol, Megaforce, Bruce Paramore, Brian Williams, Tibor Glage, Sebastian Hedin, Noel Dernesch, Shaun Severi, Simon Ellis, Fabrice and Rachel Carazo, Dave Merhar, Ruben Latre, Jan Boon, Julien Seri...
  • DOPs like Simon Rowling, Joe Cook, Paul Meyers, Jalaludin Trautmann, Didier Daubeach, Nico Poulsson...

Ukraine is also home to

  • Directors like Sergei Paradzanov, Sergei Loznitsa, Olexandr Dovzhenko, Iryna Tsilyk, Valentyn Vasyanovych, Antonio Lukich, Alexandra Stekolenko, Igor Stekolenko, Ivan Sautkin...
  • DOPs like Sergiy Mikhalchuk, Igor Strembitskiy, Anton Fursa, Valentyn Vasyanovych...

Dmitry Sukhanov

ukraine.dima@psn
Dmitry started work in video post-production in 1995 and within a few years was producing small-scale commercials art-house style. His skill set soon saw him move into line production at Radioactive Film, where he worked as Head of Production until 2003.

[cont.] Being the hands-on guy he is, Dmitry left to found a small production house for the local market called Anomaly Film.

That company soon expanded to service international projects, and by 2006 Dmitry facilitated local services for his first action feature film. The crises of 2009 compelled Dmitry to reposition and rebrand his company on a larger scale that could cater to different markets for added sustainability. In-house staff grew from a half dozen to 25 employees at his production house and casting studio. Shoot days have surpassed 100 a year since 2010.

Today Dmitry is EP and partner of his own companies as well as the PSN Ukraine Partner with capacity to produce and service commercials, documentaries, music videos, TV series, feature films, and more that are shot in Ukraine, Georgia, and Kazakhstan. Dmitry is always at the ready to personally lead an international service project with his full attention focused on adapting to client expectations in order to offer cost-effective solutions that uphold quality service.

FAQs on Ukraine

#44-45, Sichovykh Striltsiv str. 84a
04050, Kyiv, Ukraine
ukraine@psn

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