Mishko and Lev are fellow villagers, they serve on a ship of the Ukrainian Navy “Cherkasy”, which is stationed in the port of the Crimean lake Donuzlav.
At a time when the minesweeper of the “Cherkasy” was conducting military training and naval exercises and when President Yanukovich suddenly escaped from the country, also during this dark time the invasion of Crimea by the infamous “little green men” began.
The Navy ship returned to it’s home port & the base, but unfortunately the port had been lost due to the subsequent invasion. The "Cherkasy" along with other ships belonging to Ukrainian fleet were blocked in the lake Donuzlav, the only outlet into the sea had been blocked by scuttled vessels this in turn blocked the ships exit into open waters.
As a result Ukrainian located ships began to surrender, only the crew of "Cherkasy" decided not to give up arms, keeping the faith and not succumbing to surrender the crew continues in defiance along with the navy code of homour even in the face of adversity they continue the evident dangers and confront the possible struggles that they have to face.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
Tymur Yashchenko Biography
He was born in Cherkasy. He held a law degree at Cherkasy Bohdan Khmelnytsky National University in 2006. Soon, he moved to Kyiv, where he gathered a team of one-track minded people and shot his first short film.
In 2007-2009 he resided in Stockholm, studied film production at Kulturama Art School and implemented projects of two other short fiction films.
In 2010 he was admitted to the cinema school in Lodz to the Department of Film Making, where he made good progress in studies and got a degree in 2014.
In 2016, he made a short feature film "The Lion" ("Studio Munka" (Poland), МКК Film Service LLC (Ukraine)), which is a prologue to the film "Cherkasy" and fully implemented in Ukraine.
2016-2019 - Cherkasy project.
He lives with a family in Warsaw, Poland.