Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event


The Neighbours

Ukrainian, Hungarian

Two neighbors and former bosom friends, became enemies, as have been trying to divide a common piece of land at the bordering area between Ukraine and Hungary. Their feud reaches its climax, as only one of them finds amber on the disputed territory, moreover their kids are in love, which both fathers are totally against off.
“Neighbors” is an honest comedy family saga, that is told by 20, 40 and 60 years old heroes. With young protagonist, а daughter of Ukrainian farmer, who is trying to build a better place in her native village, rather than move into the capital, stop draining corruption and smuggling around bordering area, and she fights for her love against own father and stereotypes. The boarders exist only in our minds!

1200000 €
Sasha Tkachenko, Marina Chikalovets
Sasha Tkachenko, Marina Chikalovets
Contact name
Marina Chikalovets
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Screenwriter, Producer
Sasha Tkachenko

Sasha Tkachenko is a Kiev based producer and screenwriter. She studied filmmaking in Met film school in London. Showrunner of numerous TV projects and TV series. A current member of Ukrainian TV Academy. Was teaching in KAMA. Last year her first feature film Bad Teacher premiered in Ukrainian cinemas and was sold to multiple territories. Currently, works as a Creative Director at Novy channel Ukraine.

Screenwriter, Producer
Marina Chikalovets

Since 2007 Marina Chikalovets was Producer at Radioaktive Production with 24projects done. Since 2011 Marina started her job at TV as Producer at The Voice Ukraine winning Teletriumf TV Award as Best International Format Adaptation. Already for 7 years Marina was leading acquisitions, research and development of both fiction and non-fiction projects. At the moment she is Head of Acquisitions and Co-production at SLM.