Ring of Life
Logline: While testing a self-made flying suit, curious 13-year-old Ewa finds herself in the NeverAfter – a seemingly perfect fantasy world that looks like a magical Disneyland. But, as it turns out, the NeverAfter is a place between life and death, a kind of waiting area for kids in a coma. In order to return home, she needs to reveal the secret of the NeverAfter, confront the mysterious Architect, who rules this world by stealing children’s memories, and find the portal back to reality – the Ring of Life.
Scriptwriters: Scott Parisien, Kateryna Kopylova
Producers: Kateryna Kopylova, Sashko Chubko
Production Company: Trident Film
Format: live-action feature
Sashko has been a development producer since 2013. After a documentary on stray dog killings, a couple of overblown historical epics and downbeat festival dramas, he found his passion in developing content for young audiences. His last project, the sci-fi family adventure Foxter & Max (2019), was a big success in Ukraine and was sold to over 25 territories worldwide. He is father to a 7-year-old.
Head of the Ukrainian State Film Agency from 2010-2014, Kateryna was one of the key figures in launching the new wave of Ukrainian cinema. Before that, she worked as executive producer on the main Ukrainian TV channel for young audiences. Kateryna currently works as an independent producer, and her family sci-fi adventure Foxter & Max (2019) was a massive success and box-office hit in Ukraine.
Scott is an award-winning Canadian screenwriter and script doctor. He is a Page Awards Winner and a Nicholl Fellowships semi-finalist. He has written several novels, and he also wrote the screenplay for Foxter & Max.