The Stage 32 Videos: Immigrant

Immigrant Holdem

Short film. "Russian FSB agent arrives to the USA to meet CIA agents to exchange national secret files for US passport. But he is Russian and that's what it is". Year - 2020 Written, directed and produced by Slava Babenkov Cast: Slava Babenkov - Igor Kurganov Oleg Karpenko - Doyle Brunson Rob Feldman - Ralph Perry Olga Safronova - Waitress AWARDS: Prague International Indie Film Festival Honorable mention for: Best Actor (Slava Babenkov) Best Acting Ensemble (Slava Babenkov, Rob Feldman, Oleg Karpenko) Best Scriptwriting (Slava Babenkov) Best Actor Award - New York Silver award for: Best Actor in a Comedy (Slava Babenkov) Best Supporting Actor (Oleg Karpenko) Independent Shorts Awards (Los Angeles) Honorable mention for: Best Comedy Short (Slava Babenkov) Best Acting Ensemble (Slava Babenkov, Rob Feldman, Oleg Karpenko) Phoenix Short Film Festival (Toronto) Honorable mention for: Best Actor in Short (Slava Babenkov) Mindie - Miami Independent Film Festival Official selection in Best SHORT NARRATIVE & DOCS Best Short Competition Award of Merit. Special Mention for: Actor in Lead (Slava Babenkov)

Theatre Of Change

A group of amateurs decided to perform and improvise with the audience under an experimental theatre night in Cairo, It took them few days to decide on roles and stories. I was only moved to do this film because of how challenging it was to reflect the insights behind the performance although I wasn't quiet sure until I stepped into the editing myself. It was pretty improvised as well.

El Viaje Short Film

The owner of a small town diner is forced to come to terms with his own past when he encounters a young Mexican girl who immigrated illegally into the United States. As he struggles with his own identity, he finds that his ideals clash with those of his close friend - the town sheriff.
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