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Project Type: Documentary feature film (90 minutes)

Genre: Participatory documentary

Logline: A retrospective look at the past, present and future of nutritional supplementation and chemicals usage in food production


Colin Anderson
(producer, co-director)

Colin worked as a consultant on some of the previous Pavel Kildau projects, worked as location manager at early stages of Mad River production and made a part of initial investment in this project. Staying proactively concerned about environmental issues in his art projects, Colin (being African American and identified as LGBTQ+) is also an active minorities rights advocate. Founder and editor of LGBTQ+ “Risk” magazine.

Dmitry Korikov
(producer, screenwriter, actor)

Dmitry was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia in 1991. In 2015 he relocated to United States and since then, he has been working in New York as a producer and an actor on the short film «High Line». Film was selected for programs of Independent Days International Film Festival (Germany), Cefalu Film Festival (Italy), Sarajevo Film Festival (Bosnia and Herzegovina). After moving to Los Angeles, he founded the DK FILMS company with headquarters in Hollywood.

Pavel Kildau

Pavel Kildau was born in 1990 in Kyiv, Ukraine. He got his first experience at the age of 6, when he got a present from his grandfather from LA – a new VHS camera.
Pavel is passionate about adding a fashion touch to the films and videos he makes. He has worked with many prominent agencies: Vogue, Saatchi & Saatchi, Next Models, Letgo etc. He makes valuable contributions to the fashion industry through his fashion films with Vogue UA.

Topic Summary: Issues of human health and healthy nutrition are the most urgent social problems today. Each year about 9 million people die from cancer, 18 million from cardiovascular diseases, and 1.5 million from diabetes.

Selected topics covered by «Mad River»:

1 – History of chemicals usage in the food industry. Radioactive goods and food with radium impurities at the beginning of the 20th century. Practice of DDT usage in agriculture in the 50s of the 20th century. History of tobacco industry. Nutritional supplements. Cancer morbidity and death rate statistics of the past and its connection to chemicals usage in food production industry.

2 – The present and future of the food industry. Nutritional supplements, carcinogens and chemicals. Alcohol consumption. Healthy nutrition. State regulation of the food industry. Food advertising and its psychological perception. Statistics and death rates on cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases in 21st century.

Accessing public records. Archival data and videos will form about 20 percent of the overall film length. We used journalistic methods of search and analysis of data in archival documents and also determined the correlations between data blocks. Our film will contain interviews with experts on the central theme of the film and related fields of science, as well as interviews with people influenced by the film’s issues in private life. While making these interviews we will use journalistic principles and techniques and adhere to modern journalistic ethics.

Impact: Our goal is to convince people to pay attention to the products’ composition and to choose products containing less chemicals. For example, two similar products can stand side by side on the same supermarket shelf, but to be extremely different in their composition – first can contain three ingredients while another to have more than fifty ingredients, including harmful ones.

The second goal is to convince food manufacturers to start make product labels with composition clearer for buyers so they could easily understand what they are buying and compare contents with other products (for example, to put the composition in capital letters on the product label) and reduce the amount of chemicals in products.

Intended Audience: ‘The Mad River Documentary’ and its associated media products will be marketed to a clearly defined niche – audience concerned about issues of environment, healthcare, nutrition, chemicals usage in food production and other related topics.

Our secondary market consists of low-to-middle income groups including BIPOC communities and other groups that, for economic reasons, do not always have enough access to education. Our film content can help raise nutrition and health awareness among these groups and directly enhance their quality of life by non-economic instruments.

COVID-19 Considerations: Our team is responsible for their own health and the safety of others. We’re following all World Health Organization recommendations on COVID-19. We were able to adapt and completely switch to remote work for our project development phase (there is only one employee working in our Los Angeles office). Due to the COVID-19 situation, we had problems with self-financing of our project and this is the only consequence of the pandemic.





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