Film 765 announces Film Race-Home Edition winner

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Film 765 has announced the winner of The Film Race – Home Edition which set out to allow Chicago filmmakers the opportunity to tell their stories amid the COVID 19 pandemic.



“We are thrilled to announce that Sasha Kuznetsov has taken first place with his short film Fly High.”, said Joe Buser, CEO and Founder of THE FILM RACE. “The Film Race – Home Edition set out to allow Chicago filmmakers the opportunity to tell their stories amid the COVID 19 pandemic. We at Film 765 were determined now more than ever to provide a platform for filmmakers to celebrate the many untold stories as we navigate through this new normal of filmmaking.” 

More about Sasha Kuznetsov

Sasha, what inspired you to become a filmmaker?
Both of my parents are actors, so I was always surrounded in that wonderful and stressful world. Filmmaking for me has always been a way to get away from the constraints of real life and enter a mysterious world and escape for a little while. I have always been heavily inspired by movies that take us away to different lands and movies that show us a life we can only witness in our imaginations.

Why “Fly High”?
I really just set out to add some light to quarantine, and to challenge myself both as an actor and a filmmaker with what I had at home. I feel as if everyone wishes they could take a deep breath and fly away for a little while. So, I used my little canon dslr and a green screen and made myself fly up into the sky. It just goes to show that even if you don’t have a lot of equipment or people, but you have a story that inspires you, anything can happen.

Film 765 would like to thank their filmmakers, judges and sponsors.  Stay tuned for a big announcement for The Film Race – 2021.  

The Film Race partners include producers Landon Smith, TJ Karam, Rachel Murphy, Artur Fagundes and consultant Erica Duffy.

For more info, please visit www.film765.com


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