Award-winning director Yuri Shapochka shows us the world of Checkov through his own cinematic style. In his latest independent short, The Backstage Story, the director retells one of Checkovís short stories, "The entrepreneur under the bed", in an adaptation for modern times. Shape Films LLC specializes in independently produced fiction films and documentaries, animation, experimental works and short subjects. The mission of Shape Films LLC is to produce high quality, thought provoking films and create positive influences for our community, despite differences in our language, skin color or religious affiliations. Bringing a continually fresh and dynamic voice to the film community as a whole, Yuri Shapochka is excited to be filming his new feature on location in Birmingham, Alabama with a talented cast including the legendary, Oscar winning actress Patricia Neal. Shapochka's team includes cinematographer David Brower and noted actress Tonea Stewart, who is best known for her performance as the grieving mother, Gwen Hailey, in "A Time to Kill." Stewart, who leads the cast, is also known for her recurring role on TV's "In the Heat of the Night."


About Shape Films
The mission of Shape Films LLC is to produce high quality, thought provoking films and create positive influences for our community, despite differences in our language, skin color or religious affiliations.
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At Festivals
"High Expectations" - Best Dark Comedy Award Winner at the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival, Platinum Remi Award Winner at the 40th Annual WorldFest Houston - the 3rd oldest International Film Festival in the US.
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Film alters view of world
"I was there for a screening of the short film Six Blocks Wide when I got the feeling this was bigger than a bit of film, and we ought to treat it as such. And we ought to treat this town as if it were smaller." Article by John Archibald, The Birmingham News.
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