The Vladar Company Distributes Former Bolshoi Ballerinas Directorial Debut “MIDDLEGROUND” Theatrical Release and Global VOD/Digital Release Beginning On May 18th

New York, NY (April 23rd, 2018) – The Vladar Company (Generation Iron 1, 2 & 3, The Hurt Business and Jeremy Scott: The People’s Designer) announced today that they will distribute former Bolshoi Ballet soloist & acclaimed Russian actress Alisa Khazanova’s directorial feature film debut the intriguing and intimate thriller “Middleground” for a limited theatrical release and global VOD/Digital release beginning on June 8th, 2018“Middleground” made its world premiere at the Moscow International Film Festival and stars: Noah Huntley (“28 Days Later,” Snow White and the Huntsman”), Rob Campbell (“The Crucible,”“Hedwig and the Angry Inch”), Alisa Khazanova (“The Woman in Black,”“Tale in the Darkness”), Marisa Ryan (“Wet Hot American Summer,”“Major Dad”), and Chris Beetem (“Emelie,”Black Hawk Down”). 

“Middleground” tells the story of a husband and a wife staying in a cozy hotel where it is easy to get trapped in the daily routine. Their time is like a flat circle in a deceptively intimate setting filling with a near psychedelic despair of a David Lynch film.

“I see a life of every single person as a separate timeline. This bizarre hotel in my film is a place there those “time streams” intersect,” shares director Alisa Khazanova.

The Vladar Company is best known for its unparalleled approach to creating hit feature films, beginning with the first Generation Iron documentary. A Russian production from Hype Films“Middleground” was directed by Alisa Khazanova, written by Alisa Khazanova and Michael Gregory Kupisk (“Chef,” “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For”), and produced by Ilya Stewart (“The Student, “ Blockbuster”), Alisa KhazanovaRoman Volobuev (“The Passenger, “The Cold Front”), & Claudio Bellante (“The Student,”“The Book of Love”), and featuring the richly vast cinematography of Fedor Lyass (“Hardcore Henry,” “Killer App”).

“We are thrilled to be bringing the star of Russian cinema, Alisa Khazanova and her directorial debut to global audiences.  Her vision will captivate audiences everywhere, like the cinematic legends before her,” stated Edwin Mejia Jr, Co-Founder of The Vladar Company.

The Vladar Company has raised the pop culture volume in independent film releases in the entertainment industry & in the mainstream market, successfully releasing films theatrically worldwide, on major TV networks such as ESPN, and on NetflixGeneration Iron 3(the third original documentary in the wildly successful film series) is now lensing with a global theatrical release set for October of 2018, and a global VOD/Digital release is set to follow on iTunes, Amazon, etc. Other recent feature film releases include Generation Iron, Generation Iron 2, The Hurt Business (with Ronda Rousey, Jon Jones and Georges St. Pierre) and Jeremy Scott: The People’s Designer (with Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and Rita Ora).

About The Vladar Company:

The Vladar Company is a media and entertainment company led by Vlad Yudin which focuses on developing, financing, and packaging a library of intellectual properties with its producing partners at leading Hollywood and international production studios. The company is becoming a leading producer of many genres and multiple mediums in US and international markets, while also expanding into acquiring and distributing high quality content. Recent releases include Generation Iron 2, The Hurt Business (with Ronda Rousey, Jon Jones and Georges St. Pierre), Jeremy Xido’s Death Metal Angola, and Jeremy Scott: The People’s Designer (with Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and Rita Ora).


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