A landmass so vast it’s hard to wrap your head around, spanning over 11 timezones and 2 continents, filled with otherworldly landscapes, countless discrete cultures and crowded cities with rather turbulent histories.
On the one side, this film shows a slice of this relentless diversity of a place rarely visited by tourists – and on the other, it is an exploration of all the different lenses, viewpoints and expectations one can apply in a travel film about a mysterious country riddled with stereotypes.
Find extra footage, BTS and more info at www.27km.de/inrussia and on our Instagram channels: @vincenturban, @muxsux, @timhoeddinghaus, @27km
For this film, I teamed up with my friends Maximilian Neumeier and Tim Höddinghaus. The 3 of us went on a total of 4 trips, each spanning over roughly 10 days, which brought us to 6 distinct locations in 3 different seasons: Moscow in spring, Kamchatka in fall, St. Petersburg, Murmansk, Salekhard and Lake Baikal in Winter.
This project could have never been realised without the help of the production company 27km, our local guides Andrey Manirko, Vadim Makhorov and the countless other people who helped on-location in Russia and in postproduction back in Germany. It has been a very long journey and we are forever grateful.
Composed & re-arranged by Hermann Schepetkov, 2WEI
Additional music by Thomas Muis, 2WEI
Music supervised by Christoph Körner, 2WEI
The music was specifically composed for this film and is based on an old Soviet song, written by Lev Knipper & Viktor Gussew
You can find the music here:
Produced by: Lars Doehring, 27 Kilometer Entertainment GmbH
Local producers: Andrey Manirko & Vadim Makhorov
Main Camera: Tim David Höddinghaus
Additional Camera: Max Neumeier
Additional Drone: Vadim Makhorov
Edit: Vincent Urban & Max Neumeier
Colorist: Lutz Forster, C.S.I.
Sound Design: Max Neumeier
VFX: Hans Hartmann
Title Design: Moril Gnoyke
Sound Mixing: Nepomuk Heller
Executive Producer: Pacco Nitsche
Research: Manuel Iljitsch, Annegret Feistl & Sophia Stoltenberg
Postproduction assistance: Daniel Kremser & Jona Winkler
Shot on Arri Alexa Mini, Sony a7s II, Panasonic GH5, DJI Mavic Pro 2