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FILMS

In her head

«In Her Head» is a story of a young woman, lonely and alienated, surrounded by strangers in a foreign city. A woman who waits for her husband despite all the troubles and difficulties. It is a story of how one can grow wild and primitive if left without common for a modern person things, even in our time of technical advance. Those common things we never think of until we lose them. A story about cold-hearted dwellers of the big cities, who are indifferent to other people’s tragedies, even if those tragedies are taking place next door. A story about kindness and cruelty, mercifulness and brutality, loyalty and recklessness.

A Ladder to Heaven

A sincere parable of how a casual encounter can bring a new meaning to your life.

spider

The Stalin era was marked with a hunt for enemies. Those enemies could be found anywhere: among the doctors, statesmen and housewives; little children, engineers, cultural workers, and road sweepers would become enemies. Anyone, who did any damage to the state, took bribes, or was a relative of a public enemy, would be called a foe. Any political undesirable would be claimed to be an enemy, and the state had its own “tools” of proving so.

Sonuncu (The Last One)

«Sonuncu» (The Last One) short movie was
selected by Cannes Film Festival official selection of the main competition.

The Last One is about the last living World War II veteran.

Floof

A hamster named Floof became not only a subject for a cloning experiment, but also a silent witness of a family drama.

Fleeing The War

The documentary «Fleeing The War» is a directorial debut by Maria Ivanova.The project was filmed in Germany, Russia, Lebanon and Syria. Russian premiere took place on 20th of June 2017 (International Refugee Day) in cooperation with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Russia. In the fall of 2017 we organized a screening with Q&A session at Red Cross office in Moscow. The film received a special prize from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Russia at Stalker Film Festival

Joseph Brodsky.
Conversation
with Celestial

The film is based on Solomon Volkov’ interview with Joseph Brodsky which took place in New York in 1993. The poet talks to the journalist off screen. By and by, this conversation surrounds Brodsky’s whole life. We witness a dramatic story of a man who denies drama. It is a story of a poet, who got his full share, but has lost abysmally more.

Series

THERE-ТАМ-ALLI-DORT-LÁ -
对方- الجانب الآخر
- 向こう側

11 strangers and a dog accidentally meet at a bar of an international airport. One of them is a suicide bomber, who is planning to blow up a plane, but, scared when two guards with a dog approach, sets the bomb off. Everyone dies except a young woman, who’s late to the scene. However, her boyfriend is fatally wounded. All the deceased go on an afterlife journey in accordance with their faith or the lack of it.

The Booth At The End

«The Booth At The End» series will make you wonder for how far a person is ready to go in order to get what they want. Are they ready sacrifice their principals? To detonate a bomb? To kill a child? To rob a bank? A person is always at a crossroads. That makes the series very similar to life itself.

Entertainment

Russian film festival
in Lebanon

Russian film
festival
in Lebanon

In October 2016 the first Russian Film Festival, organized by our company, took place in Lebanon. The festival was held with the support of Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lebanese Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Tourism, the Governor of Beirut and the Embassy of Lebanon in Russia. Rossotrudnichestvo acted as co-organizer of the festival. About 5,000 people visited the festival. Twelve screenings were held along with the two press-conferences and the press-tour in which 16 Russian journalists from major news outlets took part. The festival was a big event visited by Lebanese public figures and politicians. Over 200 publications and articles were made in Russian and international mass media.

Festival’s
program:

  • Duelist (opening film)
  • Crew, Ekipazh (feature film)
  • Listening to Beethoven (animation)
  • We Can’t Live Without Space (animation)
  • The Last One, Sonuncu (short film)
  • Salamanca (short documentary)
  • Challenge, Ispytanie (feature film)
  • Fleeing The War (documentary premiere)
  • Ugly Duckling (animation)

Markus, artist
with autism

Exhibition
of Markus,
artist with
autism

In 2015 we organized the exhibition of an artist with autism Markus Martinovich at Zeppelin art gallery. The event was well attended and positively received by the media. More than 300 people visited the exhibition. Ten of Markus’ paintings were sold at the auction hosted by famous Russian actor Gosha Kutsenko. A child with special needs lent a helping hand to those who struggle even more. Part of the funds, received at the auction were donated to Shag Vmeste charity fund for children with cerebral palsy.

Markus never paints just for fun like the most of children do. Every painting of his is a well-thought-out act. Idea is the main detail. Markus spends a long time thinking working on ideas for his paintings. He looks for characters, then transforms into those characters (for example, into Ophelia from his favorite painting by Millais or into old nurse from German hospital), asking to take photos of him. Only after all of that he gets down to painting.
In 2015 we organized the exhibition of an artist with autism Markus Martinovich at Zeppelin art gallery. The event was well attended and positively received by the media. More than 300 people visited the exhibition. Ten of Markus’ paintings were sold at the auction hosted by famous Russian actor Gosha Kutsenko. A child with special needs lent a helping hand to those who struggle even more. Part of the funds, received at the auction were donated to Shag Vmeste charity fund for children with cerebral palsy.

Markus never paints just for fun like the most of children do. Every painting of his is a well-thought-out act. Idea is the main detail. Markus spends a long time thinking working on ideas for his paintings. He looks for characters, then transforms into those characters (for example, into Ophelia from his favorite painting by Millais or into old nurse from German hospital), asking to take photos of him. Only after all of that he gets down to painting.

Polo Team Commercial

Our company is also involved in commercial production and marketing strategy development.

About

Scoop production

Scoop production

Scoop Production is a new Russian film company based in Moscow. Previously known as Buta Films (www.butafilms.ru), Scoop Production puts its priority on international projects.
For the past 16 years we have produced more than 100 films, TV shows, series, and organized dozens of events. The main success of the company was the short film «The Last One» (Sonuncu) co-produced with Azerbaijan. «The Last One» is a philosophical parable about the last World War II veteran on Earth. In 2014 «The Last One» was selected into the short film competition of Cannes Film Festival, and was included in top nine best short films in the world. To date, «The Last One» took part in 68 international film festivals and received 8 awards.

2016

Russian Film Festival in Lebanon

In 2016 we organized the first Russian Film Festival in Lebanon. The festival was held with the support of Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lebanese Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Tourism, the Governor of Beirut and the Embassy of Lebanon in Russia. About 5,000 people visited the festival. Twelve screenings were held along with the two press-conferences and the press-tour in which 16 Russian journalists from major news outlets took part. The festival was a big event and have been visited by Lebanese public figures and politicians. Over 200 publications
and articles were made in Russian and international mass media.

2019

A Ladder to Heaven

In 2019 few projects have been put in production: an animated short «A Ladder to Heaven» based on a tale by Tonino Guerra and co-produced by Lebanon; feature film «Spider», dir. Igor Voloshin; feature film «In Her Head», Maria Ivanova directorial debut; trioadaptation of «THERE», a tale by Boris Akunin, and two series

2016

Russian short film screenings

Since 2016 we collaborate with Middle Eastern region in business, culture and tourism fields. We acted as bilateral partners in Middle Eastern distribution of the film «Flight Crew» (Ekipazh). Same year we organized Russian short film screenings at USEK University in Lebanon and conducted a film producing master class for the students.

2017

Fleeing The War

In 2017 we released the documentary «Fleeing The War» about Syrian refugees. The film received a special prize from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Russia at Stalker Film Festival.

2019

Grant buro

In 2019 Grant Buro, a project aimed to help receive grants for cinema production, has been founded on the basis of the company.

We are also
involved
with social
projects

We
are also
involved
with social
projects.

2013

The Right to Happiness

In 2013 «The Right to Happiness», a program about children with disabilities, was aired on television. «The Right to Happiness» was awarded for Best TV Program for two years in a row: in 2013, Grand Prix at International Festival of Television Programs and Web-Projects ‘Integration’ and in 2014, the television award for Best Program.

2018

Cherry City

In 2018 we have developed a project called «Cherry City» — an all-inclusive support for children and adults with mental disorders.

2015

Markus Martinovich

In 2015 we organised the exhibition of an artist with autism Markus Martinovich at Zeppelin art gallery. The event was well attended and positively received by the media. More than 300 people visited the exhibition. Ten of Markus’ paintings were sold at the auction hosted by famous Russian actor Gosha Kutsenko. A child with special needs lent a helping hand to those who struggle even more. Part of the funds, received at the auction, were donated to «Shag Vmeste» charity fund for children with cerebral palsy.

2019

international CDKL5 alliance

In 2019 Russian association of CDKL5 mutation was created and became a part of an international CDKL5 alliance. Parents of the children with CDKL5 mutation have gathered for the first time at the event we have organized with the help of LouLou Foundation.

THE TEAM

Maria
Ivanova
General Producer

General producer of Scoop production company, Buta Films film company (www.butafilms.ru) and Grant Buro. She was born in 1983 in Moscow. Graduated from Moscow State University (faculty of journalism). Also, she worked as a journalist in newspaper and TV program. Then, she switched to documentary films and opened her own film company. By now, she has been in the film industry for 15 years. She participated in the Cannes Film Festival, Palm Springs, London film festival, Roma film festival. Moreover, she is the winner of the TEFI television award, and also a participant of the Moscow International Film Festival, the Kinotavr film festival, Stalker, Radiant Angel and many others. In 2017 Maria had presented her debut directorial work — full-length documentary film about Syrian refugees «Fleeing the War». In 2019 she has put into development her debut feature «In Her Head». At the moment, there are 3 TV series, 2 feature films and 2 animated projects in the company’s production.

Maria
Kobzareva
Executive
Producer

British Higher School of Art and Design and Chelsea College of Arts alumna. Master of Fine Arts, international curator, coordinator of several biennales and art-shows. Former artist and illustrator.

OLGA
Artemyeva
line Producer

Graduated from the film studies department, PhD in Art History. Screenwriter, film critic and creative producer at TV and film. Was associated with several film companies and film festivals in New York and Los Angeles. In 2007 started working at the Moscow International Film Festival in different capacities; since 2015 works as a short films programmer at MIFF. Since 2018 also curates contemporary cinema programming at the Film Museum in Moscow.

Ilya
Karev
visual designer

British Higher School of Art and Design alumnus. With vast experience in graphic design, web design and illustration, Ilya has also worked with graphic identity, commercial design and design for events, such as festivals, concerts and campaigns.

Press

Contacts

Address

20a, bldg. 3-6, Novinsky Blvd, Moscow, 121069
Executive producer
Maria Kobzareva
maria.k@superscoop.ru


Line producer
Olga Artemyeva
olga.a@superscoop.ru


CEO
Maria Ivanova
maria.z@superscoop.ru