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The Schubert Effect

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“The Schubert Effect” is a character-driven creative documentary about a dream, the suppression of any kind of initiative characteristic to provincial areas, victims who turn into aggressors, the fine line between humor and fear; a passionate man who hasn’t yet found his vector but is desperate to act as he sees inaction akin to regressive quicksand.Schubert was born and resides in the most criminal neighborhood of Novosibirsk. His childhood was spent surrounded by hoodlums and gangsters. At eight, he suddenly realizes he wants to devote his life to cinema, although there’s no one around to mentor him. No one takes him seriously but Schubert decides to follow his dream. He insists on purchasing a film camera, drags his mom on physically grueling shooting expeditions, and shoots constantly. Next, he learns of a neighboring film studio with “actual filmmakers”. There, he’s mercilessly made fun of but is also helped and guided. He first sees the “Siberia On-Screen” chronicles at the film studio and begins to imitate their cinematographic style. His mother organizes his first neighborhood film screenings, officially kicking of her son’s career. Throughout the 90s, they film episode after episode of "Inya On-Screen” about their own neighborhood. Schubert teaches his mom to operate a camera and writes and hosts each episode. While the majority of local teenagers are drinking, stealing and doing drugs, Schubert spends his nights developing film stock in his bathroom. The local gangs and hoodlums don’t give him much trouble because they grew up together. Schubert often films them while they accept his quirks and eccentricities and rather enjoy seeing themselves onscreen.
Since childhood, Schubert has used film as a means of influence and gaining certain privileges. The older he gets, the more he realizes the spectrum of what he can achieve using the advantage he’s got already got over others.
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