Aidai the baksy, or witch doctor, lives in the mountains and helps people. She uses mysterious actions to cure the sick and to give infertile…
As the founder and owner of CTB Film Company, Sergey Selyanov is one of the most successful and dedicated independent producers in modern Russia. Born in the North of Russia in 1955, Sergey studied at the Polytechnical University, where he founded a film studio. In 1980 he graduated from the Screenwriting Faculty of the Russian State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK). In 1987-88 he completed Higher Courses of Screenwriters and Directors in Moscow.
In 1992 he founded CTB Film Company. The company has produced more than 80 feature and documentary films as well as many feature animations. In 1998, Sergey was awarded the Khanzhonkov Medal as the Best Russian Producer. In 1999, he received a Producer’s Award from the American Motion Picture Association for outstanding achievement in the development of private film production in Russia. The National Guild of Russian Film Critics and Film Press awarded Sergey with a special award as the Best Film Producer of the 1990s and a special award for bravery in the promotion of national filmmaking on Russian screens. In 2003 the economics magazine Expert described Sergey Selyanov as “the only Russian film producer whose name has become a brand in the sphere of film production”.
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