Dad’s Sneakers

Папині кросівки (Papyni Krosivky)

13-year-old Sasha lives in a boarding school for children deprived of parental care. He is one of the luckiest – a family has finally agreed to adopt him. Today he will move to America forever – but there’s something that won’t let him go.

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Direction: Olha Zhurba
Script: Olha Zhurba
Cinematography: Volodymyr Usyk
Editing: Olha Zhurba
Sound: Vasyl Yavtushenko (design)
Actors: Bohdan Zenchenko, Ihor Oliynyk, Dmytro Buchek, Olga Lyubarova Olena Osina, Corie Ann Jason
Production: Pronto Film
Producers: Maxym Asadchiy, Sashko Chubko
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Ukraine
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 19΄
Contact: Raina Film Festival Distribution
Awards/Distinctions: Best European Film – Leuven International Short Film Festival, Grand Prix (International Short Film ) – 2ANNAS Riga IFF, Special Mention(International Short Film Competition) –Zagreb FF


Olha Zhurba

Olha Zhurba graduated from Kyiv National I. Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema and Television University. She then worked as a creator and editor of movie trailers for major Ukrainian TV channels. In 2013, she moved into the field of commercial production and shot a number of creative commercials. She worked as an editor on the award-winning films Home Games (2018) by Alisa Kovalenko and This Rain Will Never Stop (2020) by Alina Gorlova.


2021 Dad’s Sneakers (short)
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