International Works in Progress

First Snow

Russian Federation
Project Status

Kristina is a twenty-four years old trainee in a consulting firm who tries to escape boredom in Aikido trainings. Her single mother, Marina, whose life is entirely concentrated on her daughter, works as a real estate agent by day and writes erotic novels by night. Their neighbour Pavel, a young scientist who is preparing to leave for the Arctic, spends most of his time at home with a hamster, watching a video blog of an eleven years old Alice, a lonely child who is looking for friends. The lives of the four of them are going to intersect for the time of an autumn when the air is cold and everyone is waiting for the first snow.

Original title
Perviy sneg
Completion date
499725 €
307692 €
Looking for
Broadcasters, streamers, co-producers, distributors, sales agents, festivals, post-production services, gap-financing
Anna Sobolevskaya
Elena Stepanisheva
Nathalia Konchalovsky
Nathalia Konchalovsky
Production Company
Chapulla Bay
Contact name
Chapulla bay
Elena Stepanisheva

ELENA STEPANISCHEVA co-founded the production company Chapulla bay in 2009, in which she is responsible for the production and development of feature films, short films, series and publicity. 2020 — A Good Man (TV series, dir. Konstantin Bogomolov) 2020 — Soderzhanki, season 2 (TV seriees, dir. Daria Zhuk) 2019 — Soderzhanki, season 1 (TV series, dir. Konstantin Bogomolov) 2013 — The Hope Factory (feature film, dir. Natalia Meschianova) 2012 — Till Night Do Us Part (feature film, dir. Boris Khlebnikov) 2011 — Bullet Collector (feature film, dir. Alexander Vartanov)

Screenwriter, Director
Nathalia Konchalovsky

NATHALIA KONCHALOVSKY was born in 1991 in London and raised in Moscow. After finishing High school she moved to France where she studied political science, media and communication. She worked, among others, at the Stockholm international film festival, the Jacques Perrin’s production company in Paris and as a script-supervisor on the sets of Paradise and The Sin (dir. Andrei Konchalovsky). In 2018, she was selected to be part of the Reykjavik international film festival Talent Lab that was mentored by Jonas Mekas. Her latest short film (Celebration Say) was selected for Russian main film festival “Kinotavr”. First Snow is her first feature.

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