The Russian Woodpecker
U.S.A.- Ukraine – 2015
Duration: 82 min.
Director, Editor: Chad Gracia
Protagonist: Fedor Alexandrovich
Cinematographer: Artem Ryzhykov
Producers: Chad Gracia, Mike Lerner, Ram Devineni – Gracia Films, Roast Beef Productions, Rattapallax
A thrilling investigation into the ghosts of the Soviet Union and the mind of an irradiated Ukrainian artist on a quest to discover the ‘criminal’ behind the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. The eccentric artist Fedor Alexandrovich begins his quest by revealing to the world an enormous secret Soviet weapon that stands in the shadow of Chernobyl, and which Kremlinologists in the 1980s thought might be a giant mind-control device. But what Fedor discovers is much more sinister…