Refugees, welcome! won Best Editor Award in the 10th Season of MP Film Award Kostiantyn Mishchenko Director, Producer & Writer of the Film Refugees, welcome! agree to interview with us.
Kostiantyn Mishchenko: Was born in 1965. In Chernigov (Ukraine). A theater director by education (University of Culture in Kiev, Ukraine). From 1990 to 2016 I worked as an actor at the "Wheel" Theater (Kiev). From 1997 to 2016 I worked as a television producer. In 2016 he moved to New York. From 2017 to today I work as an actor. Since 2020, I started making films as a director.
About The Film: Synopsis: Refugees, welcome! Film Synopsis:
My family and I are refugees. Once they helped us to get a job in a new country. Many more need help ...
What was your drive behind making this film?
Kostiantyn Mishchenko: I relied on my life experience. My family is refugees from Ukraine.
How do you feelwhen you are awarded with the MP FILM AWARD Award?
Kostiantyn Mishchenko: Thanks to the festival team.
Can you tell us about the greatest moment during shooting this film?
Kostiantyn Mishchenko: Meeting a family from Yemen. They literally at the last second were able to escape from the shelling ...
How rigorously did you stick to the script while shooting?
Kostiantyn Mishchenko: I didn’t stick to it. I relied on intuition and creative inspiration.
Where there any onset problems During the filming of the film & how did you deal with it?
Kostiantyn Mishchenko: I am well prepared for the production of the film. Therefore, there were no problems at all.
Do you have any advice for young filmmakers out there? Or like yourself?
Kostiantyn Mishchenko: First of all, you need to listen to yourself. And believe in yourself.
Do you think it is essential to go to a film institute in order to become a successful filmmaker?
Kostiantyn Mishchenko: Yes. Necessarily.
Which film has inspired you the most?
Kostiantyn Mishchenko: The works of Luis Bunuel, Luchino Visconti, Andrei Tarkovsky, Norman McLaren, Andy Warhol, Orson Welles and many others.
Which particular filmmaker has influenced you the most?
Kostiantyn Mishchenko: PeterGreenway
Which book would you love to make a film out of one day?
Kostiantyn Mishchenko: Phonebook
If you got the opportunity to go back in time & change something in any particular movie of yours, then which movie & what changes will you opt for?
Kostiantyn Mishchenko: None
If you were to shoot the film again, what would you do differently?
Kostiantyn Mishchenko: Nothing
What is your greatest achievement till date?
Kostiantyn Mishchenko: My son
How do you pick yourself up after a failed film?
Kostiantyn Mishchenko: I drink cognac
Where our viewers can catch you (share your social media)?
Kostiantyn Mishchenko: https://www.facebook.com/kostiantyn.mishchenko.71
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