Home (2021)

"Home" is my very first fiction film that I made a long time ago, but re-edited it recently and christened it "Home". It's kind of dark and depressing, but that was my mood when I created this. It's not for everyone, dark Russian film making, I would say. It's... read more

Completed On: 15 Jan, 2021

Duration: 19 min 0 sec

Genres: Short

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Director: Sergei Davidoff

Submitted By: Sergei Davidoff

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"Home" is my very first fiction film that I made a long time ago, but re-edited it recently and christened it "Home". It's kind of dark and depressing, but that was my mood when I created this. It's not for everyone, dark Russian film making, I would say. It's been shot on original 35 mm film and edited on a real thousand pounds metal flatbed, using scissors and glue. It's exciting, you fell like a real filmmaker. Here is the flatbed that I used to edit this film: https://nofilmschool.com/2017/06/editing-on-a-flatbed https://www.pinterest.ca/stuwenschlag/steenbeck-flatbed-editing-machine/ Here's the Russian camera "Konvas" that I used.
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Konvas_1KSR-1M_bud.jpg
https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/preseries-early-konvas-konwas-russian-1919306472

It is very loud, you can't film & sink sound with it, therefore I probably made this film 90% silent, the camera was so loud you couldn't hide the noise. These cameras were actually used by documentary filmmakers during WW2. After filming this short, the cameraman tried to sell me the camera for $100, but I didn't buy. I wish I had. Gotta call him, maybe he still has it and needs the money.

Thank you for reading this, I appreciate it, please enjoy the film. Don't watch it with little kids and pregnant women.
  • Directors
    Sergei Davidoff
  • Film Type
    Short
  • Genres
    Drama
  • Runtime
    19 minutes 0 seconds
  • Completion Date
    15 Jan, 2021
  • Production Budget
    USD
  • Country of Origin
  • Country of Filming
  • Film Language
  • Shooting Format
    35 mm
  • Aspect Ratio
    16:9
  • Film Color
    Color
  • Student Project
    No
  • First-time Filmmaker
    No

Director's Biography

Sergei Davidoff is a producer, director and author. He started his career in 1990s in the genre of documentary film production in Moldova (former USSR), then continued his education at the American Film Institute (AFI) in Los Angeles. His credits include "To Each His Own Cinema", "The Closer" and "Childhood". His short film "Sweet Dreams" was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and then screened at more than fifty international film festivals. "To Each His Own Cinema" was released at the Cannes Film Festival.

Director's Statement

"Home" is my very first fiction film that I made a long time ago, but re-edited it recently and christened it "Home". It's kind of dark and depressing, but that was my mood when I created this. It's not for everyone, dark Russian film making, I would say. It's been shot on original 35 mm film and edited on a real thousand pounds metal flatbed, using scissors and glue. It's exciting, you fell like a real filmmaker. Here is the flatbed that I used to edit this film: https://nofilmschool.com/2017/06/editing-on-a-flatbed https://www.pinterest.ca/stuwenschlag/steenbeck-flatbed-editing-machine/ Here's the Russian camera "Konvas" that I used.
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Konvas_1KSR-1M_bud.jpg
https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/preseries-early-konvas-konwas-russian-1919306472

It is very loud, you can't film & sink sound with it, therefore I probably made this film 90% silent, the camera was so loud you couldn't hide the noise. These cameras were actually used by documentary filmmakers during WW2. After filming this short, the cameraman tried to sell me the camera for $100, but I didn't buy.
I wish I had. Gotta call him, maybe he still has it and needs the money.

Thank you for reading this, I appreciate it, please enjoy the film. Don't watch it with little kids and pregnant women.

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