SAGa film production
“SAGa” is a production company with branches in Moscow and St. Petersburg, founded by producer and director Andrei Savelyev. “SAGa” is part of a holding group specialising in the production of feature films, series, TV programs, advertising and film technology as well as “SuperTehnika” and “Cinema Rent” companies.
We carry out a full cycle of film production - from developing ideas and creating scripts to post-production. Our company is engaged in production, scouting - the choice of nature and locations for filming throughout Russia, attracting leading professionals in the film industry, casting, the organisation of the filming process and the technical support of filming thanks to the availability of our own equipment.
SAGa specialises in independent and festival cinema, as well as high-quality and innovative projects designed for a wide audience.
We regard cinema primarily as an art form. The premiere of our films always becomes a cultural event. We want the cinema to not only give the viewer a reason to think, but also to give people hope. Therefore, the releases of our films are associated with charity projects.
Having our own gear allows us to launch and shoot several projects of different levels of complexity at once.
The complex of filming equipment:
Cameras: ARRI Alexa Plus, RED Epic, discrete optics Carl Zeiss CP, UP, MP, Cooke S4i, zoom ARRI Alura, Angenieux, movie accessories: ARRI, Wooden Camera, Occonor, Sachtler, etc.
Light and grip equipment: ARRI, DedoLight, etc.
Carts, cranes, rails: Panther Magnum, MovieBird, etc.
In addition to using our own filming equipment, to create a spectacular modern image, we attract additional technical capabilities of the largest St. Petersburg and Moscow cinema rental complexes, with which we have established profitable partnerships. This allows for the simultaneous launch and shooting of several projects on the basis of the SAGa film studio (6 full-length films a year).
Film industry professionals
We work with such directors as Alexey German, Alexey Fedorchenko, Mikhail Idov and Roman Vasyanov
We trust the production of films to an experienced team of Russian and European professionals - from screenwriters to specialists in the field of post-production.
On the latest projects we collaborated:
With leading Russian scriptwriters - Yuri Arabov and Elena Kiseleva
Operators - directors - Lukash Zal, Alisher Hamidkhodzhaev, Evgeny Privin.
Editing directors - Herve Schneid, Pavel Hanyutin, Sergey Ivanov
SAGa has extensive experience in collaborative production with international partners. The films “Under Electric Clouds” and “Dovlatov” were created in co-production.
SAGa's partner is Metrafilms (more than 20 years of work in the Russian film market)
We are engaged in the shooting of advertising of any complexity - from direct production to the development of ideas and scripts.
In our work, we always focus on the result, and in the case of cinema it is the recognition of the audience, prizes at film festivals and awards. The premieres of our films take place at the world's leading film festivals - in Berlin and Rotterdam. Among our awards are the two Silver Bears of the Berlin Film Festival, the Nick Prize, the Golden Eagle Prize, the White Elephant critics prize and the title of the best Russian film of 2018 (Anna's War).
Producer’s profit from the Russian release of the film "Anna's War" was directed to the “Rusfond” charity fund to help seriously ill children.
Part of the profit from the distribution of the film "Dovlatov" was sent in support of the literary award "Debut", helping young authors.
After the implementation of the festival strategy, we provide our films for charity, educational and educational shows free of charge.