Sergei Shcherbin: We have a difficult but interesting task ahead of us

28 September 2021
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The film crew of Kyivtelefilm Film Company continues work on 16-episode melodrama «I will take your family». The shooting of the picture is ordered by the TV channel «Ukraine» and will be aired by the end of the current year.

The script of the series is full of intrigues and plot twists, which along with the bright star cast, will undoubtedly boost the audience’s interest in what is happening on the screen. According to the plot, the main character, Elena, who has completely devoted herself to family, at some point gets stabbed in the back by those closest to her, and, unable to cope with it, decides to end her own life.

Being on the verge of death, she meets a stranger who saves her from irreversible harm. However, seeing how desperate the woman is, he decides to seize the moment and invites her to embark on a venture that he hopes will bankrupt his longtime enemy and rival. Realizing that there is no going back, Elena accepts all of his terms, but has no idea how this will turn out for her.

According to film director Sergei Shcherbin, the script is written in such a way that throughout the story there is a lot of understatement in relationships between characters. They have something to hide from each other, what to be wary of and what to worry about even in the most seemingly ordinary moments of dialogue. Therefore, he notes, the team working on the series faces a very difficult but certainly interesting task.

«Heroes must be very full internally, because we have serious plot twists that turn their lives around. There are some incredibly sharp moments, ones that make your heart skip a beat, as they say… That is, the actors must live through a very rich inner creative life to convey the dramatic moments that happen to their characters», – says Sergey Shcherbin.

«And even the density of the frames in this case should be stronger. Because we don’t even really have a foreground. There is a background. That is, the character talks in one way, thinks in a second way, and then acts in a third one. That’s that – a difficult, but an interesting task», – he adds.

According to him, «a wonderful artistic backbone» assembled on the project. In particular, key roles in the film are played by Anna Miklos, Alexander Nikitin, Igor Shirtinov, Evgenia Osipova, Alexey Zubkov, Alexandra Kashtanova, Andrei Nesterenko, Natalia Vasko and others.

«I have already worked with some artists. And it is nice that we got back together in this «boat». Because these are indeed very strong professional actors. We talk to them (about the project, – Ed.) and they understand how important it is now to work internally to the best of their abilities for this exact background, which I mentioned earlier, to appear», – the director summarizes.


We will remind you that shooting of the 16-episode melodrama «I will take your family» has started in the first half of September and will last until November this year. The film will be shot in Kiev and Kiev region.


«I will take your family»


16 episodes


Year 2021


Screenwriter: Yana Romanenko

Stage Director: Sergey Shcherbin

Director of photography: Andrey Shkir

Production designer: Alexander Ukolov

Costume designer: Tatyana Zubareva

Makeup artist: Irina Boytsova

Director of the film crew: Artem Suliga

Executive Producer: Pavel Karvan

Producers of TRC «Ukraine»: Irina Chernyak, Victoria Korogod

General producer: Valentin Opalev

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