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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.

THE ONE WHO SWITCHES OFF THE LIGHT

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Genre: thriller
Running time: 86 min
Year of production: 2008
Director
Andrey Libenson
Producers
Sergey Melkumov, Dmitry Meskhiyev, Sergey Shumakov
Executive Producer
Natalya Gorina
Script
by Andrey Libenson after the story by Oleg Osipov
DOP
Sergei Machilsky, R.G.C.
Music
Yuriy Poteenko
Film Editor
Alexey Maklakov
Art Director
Vladimir Yuzhakov
Costume Design
Tatyana Poyarkova
Make-up designer
Marina Krasnovidova
Cast: Alexey Guskov, Ekaterina Vilkova, Artur Smoliyaninov, Alexey Gorbunov, Ekaterina Rednikova, Andrey Smolyakov, Yuriy Itskov, Ivan Kokorin, Andrey Zibrov, Marina Solopchenko and Sergey Garmash

Production: Non-stop Production in cooperation with Cherepakha Studio

Official site: www.tkgsfilm.ru

GALLERY

In St. Petersburg, little girls die from the hand of a serial murderer, one after another. Every Wednesday the murderer claims the life of a girl between the ages of nine and twelve. The city is horrified by the enormity of the crime which is beyond belief. Parents are afraid to let their children outdoors. Newspapers stir up hysteria, criticizing the police and demanding the murderer to be captured before he strikes again.
Captain Petr Moiseyev is the detective in charge of the case; he is high-strung and totally absorbed by the investigation.
A clue takes Moiseyev to the town of Svetlogorsk, where a puzzle may lead the detective to the murderer. To find out the murderer he has to reveal the mysteries of this small town. While the investigation is carried out the murderer lets the Captain know that he is close by and is anticipating for the next Wednesday to commit the following murder.
In order to catch the murderer the detective first has to overcome his own fear...

I wanted to make a genre movie: tense, emotional and mysterious, with clear and vivid human story. The movie authors’ aim is not to make an answer to Hollywood or Cinecittà in maniac-thriller genre (by the way, they don’t wait for the answer), and won’t be engaged in cinematographic messianship - they will tell the story. From the beginning till the end. Intense, uncompromising story of where fear can lead a man. Andrey Libenson.