The Russian Woodpecker


Qukapiku Rus


As his country is gripped by revolution and war, a Ukrainian victim of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster discovers a dark secret and must decide whether to risk his life and play his part in the revolution by revealing it.

Director Chad Gracia

Screenplay Chad Gracia

Producers Colin Davis Ram Devineni Cristina Esterás-Ortiz Mike Lerner Marina Orekhova Jeff Roth

Cinematographer Artem Ryzhykov

Editor Chad Gracia  Devin Tanchum

Music Katya Mihailova



Andrei Alexandrovich Fedor Alexandrovich Igor Alexandrovich Andrei Bilyk

Fedor Chebanenko Charlie D’Agata



Independent Spirit Awards Nominated

Sundance Film Festival Won Grand Jury Prize


2015 | Ukraine, UK, USA, Finland | 80’



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