PRODUCTION: Slovak/Ukrainian TV Series Slavs in Final Postproduction


    BRATISLAVA: The epic historical TV series Slavs / Slovania by Jozef Koleják, Veronika Kolejáková and Ján Luterán is currently in final postproduction with the first six of its 12 episodes in final cut stage. This Slovak/Ukrainian coproduction between Wanda Hrycová´s Wandal Production and Andrey Yermak´s European Partnership Media Group will premiere on TV JOJ in Slovakia and 1+1 channel in the Ukraine in the autumn of 2020.

    We already have the final cuts of the first six episodes (out of a total of 12 episodes) so we are starting to do sound postproduction, visual effects and grading,“ producer Wanda Hrycová told FNE.

    Slavs / Slovania is set in the 7th century and follows the lives of the occupants of the Carpathian basin before the union of Slav tribes. The series is a fictitious reconstruction of the historical period and also works with elements of fantasy and the supernatural. The motives were chosen from Slovak and Ukranian folk literature, songs and fairy tales, which helped the authors to create a separate, unique world.

    The main characters are played by Ukrainian actress Polina Nosykhina and Slovak actors Juraj Loj, Tomáš Maštalír, Dušan Cinkota and Jana Kvantiková.

    The 106 shooting days took place mostly in the Ukraine from May to October 2019. Other locations were set in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

    The budget of 3.6 m EUR was supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Ukraine and the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, which supported the project with 180,000 EUR.

    TV JOJ is coproducing.

    Production Information:

    Wandal Production (Slovakia)
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    European Partnership Media Group (Ukraine)

    TV JOJ Slovenská produkčná, a.s. (Slovakia)

    Directors: Peter Bebjak, Michal Blaško, Serhii Sanin, Oleg Stakhursky
    Scriptwriters: Jozef Koleják, Veronika Kolejáková, Ján Luterán
    DOPs: Martin Žiaran, Stanislav Adam, Volodymyr Ivanov
    Cameramen: Maroš Žilinčan, Tomáš Frkal, Aleš Svoboda, Volodymyr Palylyk, Kryštof Melka
    Production sound mixer: Peter Polak
    Art Director: Pavlo Yarmusevich
    Costume designer: Kaya Vitvitska
    Make-up artist superviser: Michaela Kickova
    Make up artist on set: Mariia Ortynska
    Stunt coordinator: Roman Jankovič
    Cast: Polina Nosykhina, Juraj Loj, Tomáš Maštalír, Dušan Cinkota, Jana Kvantiková