Here you can find examples of several interesting projects with our participation. This is a depiction of the creative development of «Ratobortsy».
TV channel «My Planet» and «United media group», Moscow, 2015
For a series of documentaries dedicated, to famous Russian fortresses «Ratobortsy» held a demonstration cycle of scientific experiments: we «drowned» a XIII century Teutonic Knight, tested range and destructive power of Medieval siege weapons, stormed ramparts in full armor of XV century, arrowed at replicas of chain mails.
Agency experts wrote scripts, fit props and provided historical authenticity of each series. The ratoborian CEO Alexey Ovcharenko tried himself as an anchorman.
Studio project, directed by Dmitry Bogolyubov, Moscow, 2015
An unusual challenge for the agency: elaboration of the music video in the folk-fantasy style. «Ratobortsy» designed and sewed very cool costumes , which had no historical linkage, but were made in ethnic style. By the way, the video concept and rendering of songs are implemented by agency employees, the two Anastasias: Ovcharenko and Leonevskaya. At the moment the clip is fully dubbed in, we are waiting for the release!
TV channel «Russia 1» and «United media group», Moscow, 2015
A popular science film about the great prince Oleg. «Ratobortsy» advised on it and provided all the costumes for the characters and extras. By the way, the extras and supporting characters were from agency staff. The film is ready and is going to be shown on TV.
Name of victory
Documentary mini-movies. VGTRK and the Russian Military History Society, Moscow, 2014
A series of short films «Name of victory» is dedicated to outstanding figures of Russian history. To provide props, clothings for the filming and several actors from among our agency, «Ratobortsy» had not more than a week and minimum budget. The result — 33 excellent videos, full of sovereign enthusiasm. One can watch them on the official website of the project.
Land of heroes. Ilya Muromets
TV channel «Russia 1» and «United media group» Moscow, 2014
The history of Russian Hercules — Ilya Muromets. This was the development of cooperation with the «United media group.» After filming the serial «Russian bastions» in cooperation with the TV channel «My Planet», which proved to be very successful, we started working on the «Land of heroes». As usual «Ratobortsy» provided the props and costumes, and our general director played the bearded bogatyr.
La lista de Erick: Viaje al pasado
Rusia del siglo X. Телеканал Russia today, 2014
Documentary about Pavel Sapozhnikov, the hero of the «Alone in the past» project, filmed for Spain. It’s a perfect example of how one can make a TV show fit for any audience, including foreign, on the basis of a ratoborian project and a ready location «The Farmstead».
Sergius of Radonezh. Terrestrial and celestial
TV channel «Russia 1» and «United media group», Moscow, 2014
«Ratobortsy» built a location for filming the story about the great saint. And our employee, woodcarver Dmitry Salomatin played Sergius in his younger years. Dmitry began to feel at home in the role of saints and played them in the other two projects.
Liberators. Minin and Pozharsky
ТTV channel «Russia 1», Moscow, 2012
Filming about the Time of Troubles and the struggle against foreign invaders was the most rapid work in our career. The agency prepared props and costumes or the main characters in just two weeks. In addition, our general director Denis Demin played Kuzma Minin himself, no wonder, having regard to his unique acting talent and the beard. Timothey Bykovsky, the agency partner, got another great role — Prince Pozharsky.
Alexander. Battle of the Neva
Studio «Nikola—film», St. Petersburg, 2007
Filming of the movie about the Novgorod Prince Alexander Yaroslavich and the battle of the Neva River against the Swedes was a global challenge for the agency. Our colleague, the historian K. Zhukov, for six months literally setteled in workshops producing props and costumes, in close contact with the assistant directors and production designer. His task was to advise on the entire hardware, organize extras from more than 150 reenactors and to develop battle scenes. Denis Demin, the ratoborian general director got in the official trailer of the movie, playing a brutal bearded archer.