Award-winning Russian filmmaker Diana Galimzyanova turns to the crowd to fund her debut feature, the first ever female-directed Russian film noir with reverse chronology, “The Lightest Darkness”.
The film is currently in the midst of an IndieGoGo campaign to raise $35,000 to cover the costs associated with the production of the movie. Inspired by the pioneer women directors like Ida Lupino, Galimzyanova wants to make an authentic film noir that stays true to the roots of the style but also has a modern twist.
”Although the story is not set in the 40s, all the characters are dressed in the 40s style and use props from 40s. But they also Skype with each other. I see it as an alternate universe where things are a bit different than in our world” Stated Ms. Galimzyanova, the director of the film.
The Lightest Darkness is a thriller/mystery. The cruel and ironic serial killer has been terrorizing the railroad for the last six months. I.R. Musin, the private eye, finds himself on the train. He’s a clean freak who is on meds. He meets his fellow travelers, Arina the introverted female game designer and Elina Vyasovtseva the mysterious and polite piano player. They ask him to tell a story about his work, and he starts to remember it backwards.
When you help fund this project, you will receive a digital download of the completed film, special thanks in the credits, one of the specially made items like a notebook or a wooden lamp, executive producer credit and much more.