- year : 2022
- country : Russia, UK
- timing : 19:18'
- genre : fiction film
- producer : Anastasia Norenko
- screenwriter and producer : Anastasia Norenko,Denis Norenko
- operator : Dmitry Gorevoy
- mounting : Pavel Osminog
- production designer : Kristina Kozlovskaya
- cast : Daniil Gazizullin, Alexander Lymarev, Sergey Grab, Alexander Demidov, Mikhail Gorevoy
On the Third Step is a criminal drama. After a crucial hit job takes an unexpected turn three desperate gang members have very limited time to figure out who among them is the rat and who deserves to live…
- Moscow Shorts International Short Film Festival (2022, Russia, Moscow)
On the Third Step is a film about the cost thugs have to pay for the life of crime. The three protagonists, who have long been part of a gang, face the consequences of their actions when they fail to complete the assigned task. Now, on the verge of death, the heroes understand that they will have to doubt each other’s sincerity and make the heartbreaking choices in order to survive.
The film is divided into scenes from the past and the present. This is done to keep the main intrigue and better reflect the personal experiences of the characters, allowing the viewer to feel their confusion and convey their sense of reality and fiction, truth and lies. In addition to the underlining theme of criminal life, I also wanted to show the difference in the subjective perception of the same events, and how this perception is affected by people’s past, worldview and desires. That is why the film contains flashback scenes, shown from the points of view of different characters and revealing their real motives.
At the end of the story, the question is raised: what makes a person change – external or internal factors?
ABOUT THE FILM DIRECTOR:
Anastasia Norenko was born on 27.03.2000 in Moscow, Russia. Currently, she is a student of the University of St. Andrews (United Kingdom).
2022 - "On the Third Step", short film \ debut