Feature Film: Drink Tea Outside

Feature Film: Drink Tea Outside

Drink Tea Outside is an award winning film directed & produced by Yan Markson in 2008.

Yaniko Productions Presents “DRINK TEA OUTSIDE” (2008)
Directed by: Yan Markson
Produced by: Yan Markson & Andrey Kislitsin
Associate Producer: Sergei Klimenkov

The Story:

Sasha Polikov (Andrey Kistitsin) is a street performer from Russia, he is free spirited, and unconventional. When he arrived in Canada, he discovered that the cultural clash is much greater than he could have ever foreseen. While falling in love with Maria (Katy Torgovnikov), Sasha attempts to find balance between what he must do and what he wants to do to survive in his new environment.

Official Film Trailer:

The Making Of This Film:

While performing twice a day, 6 days a week, at Cirque Avaia in the summer of 2007 in Niagara Falls, the film crew was simultaneously in production in Toronto for “Drink Tea Outside”. The crew consisted of people currently residing in Canada, Russia and Belarus. Since the majority of the crew were performers at the shows, they coordinated stunts, constructed sets, and designed most of the wardrobe themselves. It was shot in over 30 locations, 3 cities and features 14 original soundtracks created for the film in Canada and Russia.

Film screenings are held in Toronto (Canada) and Novosibirsk (Russia).

Winner – Best Overall Performance Award – Wildsound Film Fest, Canada
Official selection at Moscow International Film Festival, Russia
66 min.

Produced by:
Andrey Kislitsin & Yan Markson

Associate Producer:
Sergei Klimenkov

Directed by:
Yan Markson

Produced by:
Andrey Kislitsin & Yan Markson

Associate Producer:
Sergei Klimenkov

Director of Photography:
Yan Markson

Edited by:
Victor Rusin
Yan Markson

Music by:
Dani Rosenoer
Victor Rusin

Starring:
Andrey Kislitsin
Katy Torgovnikov
Nikolai Terentiev
Tim Kachurov