Publié le 21/09/2021

The tender story of "Dad and I" by Olesya Shchukina: in residence at Ciclic Animation

Winner of the Ciclic Prize in TV Series & Specials Category at the 2021 MIFA Pitches, Olesya Shchukina begins her residency for her new project Dad and I which will be in development until November 12th, 2021 at Ciclic Animation.

Olesya Shchukina studied at the University of Cinema and Television in St Petersburg (Russia), and at the School of La Poudrière (France). Their short films Le Vélo de l'éléphant and La Luge were selected and rewarded by several international festivals. Olesya also worked for the feature film Ma vie de Courgette directed by Claude Barras, as a painter and illustrator. She was a decorator on the Miru Miru TV series co-directed by Haruna Kishi and Virginie Jallot. She worked on cut outs puppets for Navozande, le musicien, a short film directed by Reza Riahi.
In 2019, Olesya illustrated 2 books: Baka-bakyldyk and Le Poil de Baribal. She made illustrations for children’s magazines Georges, Graou! and Grilled Cheese as well as for Facebook, Google, Enuma, Look At Media, Milan Presse etc.
The story of Dad and I is a relationship between a father and his daughter but the film also talks about the subject of the move. How to get used to a new place, a new a new life and new people around us? It’s a story to learn about yourself in a new place.

This film, produced by Easy Riders Films and Have a Nice Day Films, received development support. The director, Olesya Shchukina, will be in residence from September 13th to November 12th 2021.
Dad and I by Olesya Shchukina
Easy Riders Films, Have a Nice Day Films / 50' / computer 2D
Fiodor, a schoolteacher, and his six-year-old daughter Alyona, live peacefully in a village near Pskov, a small town in western Russia. Alyona is a lively and curious young girl, and her father dreams of traveling. One day, thanks to a boost of fate, they get the chance to move and settle in Paris. There, they will discover a new life. Each of them will try to adapt in their own way.