ILLUSION OR REALITY?!

Illusion or reality.
An experimental social short film by Ruslan Aksenov
This is a story about our habits and inspirations, that create illusion and reality of our life.

Written and Directed by Ruslan Aksenov
DOP: Nikita Popkov
VFX, Typography: Nathan Almeras
Producer: Egor Solomatin 
1st AC: Alexander Ponomarev 
2nd AC: Yaroslav Dementyev
Focus-puller: Nikita Kotov 
Camera Mechanic: Alexey Konev
Color: Sander van Wijk 
Edit: Ruslan Aksenov
Sound design: Mitya Krupenya 
Cleanup: Emīls Geršinskis-Ješinskis
Art-director: Tanya Kan, Alexandra Vagaeva
Costumes: Ekaterina Zakharova, Daria Balashova
Make up: Lia Tunik, Lana Kaun
Stagehands: Maxim Grishenkov, Vladimir Gruzdevich
Music: Unkle - Can’t hurt ( Redux )
Cast: Angel Ulyanov, Artem Belokurov, Theophilus Emmanuel, Alexey Yandovskiy, Vadim Utupin, Polina Podpletennaya, Darina Belonogova, Alevtina Butuzova, Maria Lotta, Natalie Rukavishnikova, Christina "Kristy" Kasyanenko, Maria Pshepyrko, Vasilisa Neznamova, Dmitriy Parkhonyuk, Artur Nilov, Amir Isayev, Anatoliy Tolk, Mikhail Gasimov, Khloia Gorodkova
Special thanks to UNKLE, James Lavelle, Matthew Pierce, Anna Womso, LAM Production, MEDIAMONKS, Andriesh Gandrabur & "Squat 3/4" team, Nailya Golman, Pavel Tun & "Pluton" team, rental "TSS", MOSFILM studio, Dmitry Stukovnikov, Nopassport records, Nikita Shaitan, Dmitry Nikolaev, Denis Kudinov, Kseniya Butuzova, Maria Gorodkova 
Shoot on: Kodak 16mm
Moscow 2018