IMAGES FROM “SAY IT IN RUSSIAN” PRODUCED BY KENNETH EADE

Starring Rade Serbedzija, Steven Brand, Agata Gotova, Faye Dunaway
Executive producers Kenneth Eade, Marc A. Cifelli, Jeff Ritchie, produced by Jefferson Richard, written by Jeff Celentano, Kenneth Eade, Agata Gotova, Larry Gross, directed by Jeff Celentano

Winner, Silver Medal for Feature Films, New York Festivals
Winner, Best in Show (Feature), Indie Fest, San Diego
Winner, Award of Excellence in Cinematography and Music, Indie Fest
Winner, Award of Merit, Best Supporting Actor, Rade Sherbedgia, Indie Fest
Winner, Gold Palm Award for Best Feature Film, Honolulu international Film Festival
Winner, Best Actress-Agata Gotova, Honolulu International Film Festival
Winner, Best Big Budget Film, Myrtle Beach International Film Festival
Official Selection: 2008 Other Venice Film Festival, 2008 Geneva Film Festival,
2009 Omaha Film Festival

PRESS CONTACT

Jeff Ritchie
Producer
310-295-1711
or email ritchfilmz@gmail.com
CAST
Rade Serbedzija Raf Larin
Steven Brand Andrew Lamont
Agata Gotova Daria Larina
Faye Dunaway Jacqueline de Rossy
Alex Nesic Nikolai Petrenko
Musetta Vander Natalia
Asher Axe Nikki
Matt Baker Bullfighter
George Balakiryan Drunk
Elya Baskin Victor
Steven Berkoff Oleg Rozhin
Marshall Borden Geezer 1
Brianne Costa Girl at Party
Anatoli Davydov Anton Krylov
Mark De Alessandro Thug No. 3
Nina Gotova Sonya
William Groothuis Waiter #2
Tera Hendrickson Chanteuse
Michael Khmurov Doctor
Vladislov Kodov Thug No. 2
Bernie Kopell Geezer 2
Vladimir Kulikov Prison Guard
Elizabeth Liebel Prison Secretary
David McDivitt Waiter
Lee Meriwether Party Guest
George Murdock Warden
Lee Nestor Singer
Ryan O’Quinn Russian Prisoner (voice)
Saverio Persico Conga Player
Vince Potalivo Waiter #3
Greg Romeo Ballet Dancer
James Staszkiel Sergey
Oliver Steinberg Bass Player
Jeff Urband Piano Player
Roman Varshavsky Thug No. 1
Oleg Vidov Drunk Russian Man
Jeffrey Volpe Rough Looking Guy
Brad Wasser Guitar Player

CREDITS
Written and directed by Jeff Celentano
Producer Jefferson Richard
Executive Producer Kenneth Eade
Executive Producer Marc A. Cifelli
Executive Producer……………………………………… Jeff Ritchie
Associate Producer: Moscow Anatoli Davydov
Line Producer Valerie Hoffman
Line Producer: Moscow Whitney R. Hunter
Line Producer: Paris Bill Mountain
Line Producer (English Version) Gregory Allen Webb
Cinematography Emmanuel Vouniozos
Film Editing William M. Anderson
David Rawlins
Original Music Igor Nikolaev
Scoring Pinar Toprak
Casting Rosemary Welden
Production Design Steven Legler
Art Direction Kevin Egeland
Set Decoration Marcel Victor Prefontaine
Costume Design Barbara Palmer
Susanna Puisto
Key Makeup Artist Autumn Butler
Key Hairstylist Denise Goldberg
Production Manager: Moscow Vladimir Mazaev
Production Manager Maureen P. Mottley
Post-Production Supervisor Straw Weisman
Second Assistant Director: Paris Christophe Ferry
First Assistant Director Brian O’Sullivan
Assistant Director: Moscow Max Ryazanov
First Assistant Director: Paris Sébastien Spitz
Second Assistant Director Roger Udwin
Second Second Assistant Director Dawn York
Property Master Jason Thirlaway
Property Master: Russia Mikhail Petrushin
Assistant Property Master Tamara Auerbach
Set Dresser Alys Thompson
Key Swing Cory Speer
Sound Mixer Sean Skinner
Sound Mixer: Paris Alain Villeval
Sound Designer Scott Westley
Music Scoring Mixer Thanos Kazakos
Boom Operator: Paris Joseph de Laage
Boom Operator Jimmy Kuehn
Dialogue Editor Vic Radulich
Foley Editor Sean Gordon
Special Effects Robert Hutchins
Jason Thirlaway
Stunt Coordinator: Paris Kristel Alberts
Stunt Coordinator Spiro Razatos
Steadicam Operator Michael Alba
Gaffer: Paris Jerome Baudoin
Still Photographer: Paris Thomas Brémond
Best Boy Steven Bryant
Mike Durez
First Assistant Camera Ian Choplick
First Assistant Camera: Paris Cyril Liberman
Assistant Camera Nicole Danyluck Thompson
Camera Operator: Moscow Andrei Debabov
Assistant Camera: Paris Emelie Monier
Best Boy Mike Durez
Key Grip: Paris Arthur Ehret
Still Photographer Ron P. Jaffe
Gaffer Kevin J. Lanke
Gaffer: Paris Michael Monod
Steadicam Operator Matthew A. Petrosky
Camera Operator: “A” Camera Paris Denoël Riché
Still Photographer: Paris Svetlana Savoyen
Gaffer: Moscow Petr Sharmaev
Key Grip Raul Vasquez
Extras Casting: Los Angeles Carla Lewis
Extras Casting Deedra Ricketts
Casting: Moscow Irina Shtukina
Costumes: Faye Dunaway Oleg Cassini
Wardrobe Coordinator: Paris Mahemiti Deregnaucourt
On-Set Costumer Jordana Leeds
Costume Supervisor: Los Angeles Dara Weinberg
Transportation Captain Brandon Alford
Assistant Production Manager: Moscow Olga Belyayeva
Production Coordinator David J. Bowler
Davis Bowler
Stage Manager Eric Clarke
Key Production Accountant Belinda Ellis
Publicist Vivian Fullerlove
Production Coordinator Lauren M. Higgs
Orchestrator Jerome Leroy
Location Manager Jianna Maarten
Animal Trainer Stephanie A. Purdy
Location Manager: Paris Gurvan Riou
Location Manager Jesse H. Rivard
Chef Carlos Rodriguez
Second Assistant Director: Moscow Max Ryazanov
Accountant: Paris Selma Schnabel
Production Coordinator Laura C. Sherman
Script Supervisor Kim Rocco Shields

Synopsis

Jacqueline, a Paris society hostess (Faye Dunaway) introduces a fellow American, businessman Andrew Lamont (Steven Brand) to a beautiful young Russian girl, Daria Larina (Agata Gotova), while he is on vacation in Europe. She is the kind of woman who will turn the eye of every man when she walks into a room. Andrew is fascinated by her, as Jacqueline knew he would be. He woos Daria with flowers and dinners. Eventually he wins her over and together they go to Moscow, where he meets Daria’s father Raf (Rade Serbedzija), a former mafia oligarch, but now Russia’s Minister of Internal Affairs.
Raf lives in a magnificent mansion with his “Russian doll” blonde girlfriend (Musetta Vander), whom he is about to marry. He had kept news of the wedding from his daughter and is furious that she has found out about it and shown up with this American. He wants her to go back to Paris immediately. Daria is terribly hurt, believing that her father has no love for her. She doesn’t know, and he won’t tell her, that because he loves her so much he wants her as far away as possible. If she stays she will be in mortal danger and he is unable to protect her.
Raf’s past life has come back to haunt him. He is under pressure from a gang of dangerous hoodlums to secure the release from prison of their boss, and Raf’s onetime friend and colleague, Oleg Rozhin (Steven Berkoff). Raf’s worst fears are realized when Daria is kidnapped and taken to a remote hut in the forest. He goes to the prison with a signed document authorizing the release of his nemesis. The prison governor looks at him suspiciously, but Raf is his superior and the sinister Rozhin gets his freedom.
Andrew traces Daria’s kidnappers. He is outnumbered, but lures most of them away from the hut. He overpowers the remaining guard and escapes with Daria, riding a horse-drawn sled through the snow-covered forest, the heavily armed gangsters in hot pursuit.
With Rozhin out of jail, the wedding proceeds. But Rozhin has more than freedom on his mind. He wants revenge for the years he spent locked up and for the betrayal by his one-time friend. What is supposed to be the happiest of days becomes the bloodiest of days as gunfire erupts outside the church.

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