Arina Sakoun is taking Hollywood by storm in the indie film producing arena. Moving to the United States from Russia, Arina is pursuing her passion of becoming an A-List Hollywood producer.
Her most recent project “The Ballad of Sadie LeBelle” is starting it’s festival run soon, and it sure to be a smash hit. Directed by Rodrigo Quezada and produced by Arina Sakoun and Rodrigo Quezada, “The Ballad of Sadie Belle” is a fun and exciting period film that pays homage to the old spaghetti western genre.
Synopsis: Shortly after the end of the American Civil War, a young woman seeks revenge for the murder of her father at the hands of a Confederate General. She now finds herself in a game of poker with three Confederate veterans, one of which she believes to be her father’s killer.
Other projects she has produced include “Bidding of a Drug Dealer”, “Pontianak”, “Sleepless”, “On The Line”, “Anniversary”, “Alienation”, and “Leaving”.
“As a producer I love to learn about all the creative ideas from other people and help them achieve exactly what they imagined their projects to be. The most exciting part of it is seeing the results. Coming to screenings or receiving stills or clips of works in progress. Every time I look at them, remembering all the challenges we had to overcome to achieve this and thinking: “Wow, we really did it. It was all worth it after all”. Every project I’ve taken has been more challenging than the other, but I work through it and learn. I am extremely excited for all the results of the team’s hard work.” – Arina Sakoun
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Photo Credits: Gong-Liu, Laramie-Lin, Jilin Li