Founder, CEO, Producer
UPHub was founded in 2018 by a team of Ukrainian producers who have been on the market for more than 15 years. Primary business – production and distribution of feature films and TV content. Strategic priority – development of international coproduction. Own TV broadcasting in active development. Full range of services in content production and post-production.
THE MIRACLE OF THE SARGASSO SEA 2019
Director: Syllas Tzoumerkas
Screenplay: Youla Boudali, Syllas Tzoumerkas
Cast: Angeliki Papoulia, Youla Boudali, Christos Passalisi
In a small eel-farming town in the west of Greece, two women live solitary lives while dreaming of getting away. Elisabeth is a once-ambitious policewoman forced to relocate from Athens ten years ago and now living a joyless, hung-over life; Rita is the quiet, mysterious sister of a lounge singer in the local disco. When a sudden death upsets the town and turns the local community upside-down, the two women who had been ignoring each other’s existence begin drifting towards each other. As the secrets hidden in the swamps begin to surface, they will have a chance to become each other’s saviours.
World Premiere: Berlinale Panorama, Karlovy Vary IFF 2019, BFI London IFF 2019 – Dare, BiFan 2019 – Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (International Competition), FANTASIA International Film Festival 2019, Festival International du Film Policier de Beaune 2019 – Sang Neuf Competition, Istanbul IFF 2019, Crossing Europe EFF 2019, Transilvania IFF 2019, Bildrausch Filmfest Basel – Cutting Edge International Competition 2019, New Horizons IFF 2019, São Paulo IFF 2019, Ayvalik IFF, Haifa IFF, Bogota IFF, Thessaloniki IFF, Roma MedFesti 2019, Zagreb IFF 2019, Valencia IMFF 2019, Denver IFF.
2 Hellenic Film Academy Awards (Best Director, Best Actress)
I AM NOT A WITCH 2017
Director: Rungano Nyoni
Screenplay: Rungano Nyoni
Cast: Maggie Mulubwa, Gloria Huwiler, Henry B.J. Phiri, Nancy Murilo
Following a banal incident in her local village, 8-year old girl Shula is accused of witchcraft. After a short trial she is found guilty, taken into state custody and exiled to a witch camp. At the camp she takes part in an initiation ceremony where she is shown the rules surrounding her new life as a witch. Like the other residents, Shula is tied to a ribbon which is attached to a coil that perches on a large truck. She is told that should she ever cut the ribbon, she'll be cursed and transformed into a goat.
Director’s Fortnight in Cannes 2017, Munich Film Fest, Toronto, Adalaide FF, AFI Fest, AFRIFF, CPH PIX; London FF, Stockholm FF
Best film Adelaide Film Festival, Africa IFF, British Independent Film Awards, best director British Independent Film Awards, Stockholm FF
Director: Amat Escalante
Screenplay: Gabriel Reyes, Amat Escalante
Cast: Armado Espitia, Linda González, Juan Eduardo Palacios, Reina Torres, Ramón Álvarez
Estela is a 12 year old girl who has just fallen crazy in love with a young police cadet who wants to run away with her and get married. Trying to achieve this dream, her family will have to live the violence that is devastating the region.
Official competition in Cannes 2013, Munich Film Fest, Karlovy Vary, Toronto, Sarajevo, San Sebastian, Festival de Lima, Moscow IFF
Best Director in Cannes 2013, Best Film at Munich Film Fest, Best Intl. Feature Montreal, Best Film Festival de Lima