Non-Stop Production was founded in 2005 by Sergey Melkumov, a Russian film producer (who produced several dozens of feature films and popular serials, including the “9th Company” blockbuster by Fyodor Bondarchuk (the hit of Russian film distribution ‘2005, its box office made about $25 mln., it was nominated as a Russian candidate for the Oscar Award ‘2006), "The Goddess: How I Fell in Love" by R. Litvinova, “In Motion” by F. Yankovskiy, “Our Own” by Dmitry Meskhiev (the film received several dozens of prestigious Russian and international awards, including 5 awards of the International Moscow Film Festival ‘2004 including the “Golden George Grand Prix”), “Lethal Force” which is the most popular Russian serial and the most high-ranked TV-film:  “Saboteur” by Andrey Malyukov and “Brezhnev” by Sergey Snezhkin.

The Non-Stop Production Film Company is experienced not only in production of its own projects, but also shoots films by order of other companies. For example, the first project of Non-Stop Production was “Leningrad” by Alexandr Buravsky, a TV Film which is a winner of 5 TEFIs (a prestigious Russian Award) and 2 Golden Eagle Awards established by Nikita Mikhalkov. “Leningrad” was shot by order of the  TV  Channel One.

In December 2007, there took place the general release of the youth-oriented adventure film “18-14” by Andres Puustusmaa.

In 2008 Non-Stop Production released lyrical comedy film The Magician” by Andres Puustusmaa and the thriller “The One Who Switches Off the Light” by Andrej Libenson.

Sci-fi action feature film-dilogy “The Inhabited Island. Film is the First”, “The Inhabited Island. Fight” directed by Fyodor Bondarchuk, based on the same-name novel by Brothers Strugatsky (the production budget is $ 36 mln) has been successfully released in Russia in winter and spring 2009 (total box-office is 28 $ mln).

Currently, the film company is engaged in production of 8 mini-series docudrama “Dostoevsky” by Vladimir Khotinenko.


1814---a0---previewjpgProducers Sergey Melkumov and Alexander Rodnyansky
Executive Producer Natalya Gorina    
Script by Dmitry Miropolsky in cooperation with Natalya Gorina     
DOP Yuriy Raysky, R.G.C.
Film Editor Dmitry Meskhiyev
Editor Marina Vasilyeva

Art Director Konstantin Pakhotin
Sound Designer Rostislav Alimov
Costume Design Tatyana Poyarkova
Make-up designer Natalya Gracheva
Music Dmitry Yanov-Yanovsky
Running time: 95 min
Production: Non-stop Production
Genre: historical adventure film

Release in Russia: 21.12.2007
Cast: Stepan Balakshin, Stas Belozerov, Alexander Bykovsky, Sergey Druzyak, Ivan Makarevich, Ivan Martynov, Bogdan Stupka, Sergey Garmash, Fyodor Bondarchuk, Natalya Surkova, Alexander Bashirov, Alexander Lykov, Alexey Guskov, Andres Puustusmaa, Sergey Barkovsky, Yuriy Nifontov, Igor Yatsko, Igor Chernevich, Yuriy Itskov, Elizaveta Nilova, Emiliya Spivak, Natalya Murina, Kirill Kyaro, Leonid Gromov, Evgeniy Dyatlov.

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Year 1814. In the suburbs of Tsarskoye Selo, near St. Petersburg an unknown maniac claims the life of young ladies. A series of mysterious murders has one crime pattern – outrageous cruelty and strange murder weapon, used to mutilate the victims. It has shattered peaceful and quiet life of the people living in the capital’s suburb…

People already gave a nickname to the murderer – the Souldestroy of  Tsarskoye Selo.

There is Liceum in Tsarskoye Selo - an elite private school of the Imperial Court. The oldest of pupils is 18, the youngest – 14. Among them is Alexandr Gorchakov, Ivan Pushchin, Alexandr Pushkin, Konstantin Danzas, Vilgelm Kukhelbeker, Anton Delvig. In future their names will find a place in the history of Russia. But now they fall in love, get drunk, write poems, date, make fun of teachers, challenge to a duel, organize secret communities and get involved in different shady affairs. With excitement pertaining to youth they are engaged to the searches of the murderer.

But accidentally unmasked the murderer they found themselves in deathly danger.

The movie based on real historical events.