#Romanovs100 trailer was filmed using early 20th century techniques and features the very photo from the Romanov archive that inspired the storytelling. In using this technique the #Romanovs100 team sought to reconstruct the atmosphere of fin-de-siecle and early 20th century Russia and to share the intimacy of Romanov family life with our audience. Filming with 8mm and 16mm retro cameras involved large-scale production and authentic stage props. Our team meticulously chose the exact props for each shoot, making sure we were spot on with clothes, headwear and other details. The first trailer recreates a scene from 1916 when Nicholas II and his family built a 10-meter high snow tower in Tsarskoye Selo, their winter residence, near St Petersburg. To bring the original photo to life, we built an exact tower copy outside Moscow and featured authentic costumes and tools. To ‘recreate’ the original image of the Romanovs and their close circle enjoying an outdoor meal in Crimea, featured in the second trailer, our production team filmed on location at Livadia Palace in Crimea. The final trailer recreates a 1912 charity event that the Romanov family hosted in Crimea to support TB sanatoria (hospitals). The original image was taken outside the Livadia Palace, allowing production to utilize authentic locations, costumes and props to recreate the atmosphere of the event.
Kirill Karnovich-Valua, original idea, creative producer Aleksandr Skryabin, director Ilya Grachev, camera & cinematography Victoria Milovanova, video producer Peter Nalitch, music & sound design Boris Gorlov, creative producer of video production team Natalia Anikina , stage props Ivan Mikhailovsky, 8mm & 16mm film specialist Marina Kalinina, casting Lyudmila Semenenko, casting Elena Kovalchuk, makeup Olga Savelieva, makeup Ekaterina Tsitrina, costumes Elena Saizhanova, costumes Denis Zhukov, camera assistant Ilya Shulman, camera assistant Gleb Burashov, social media strategy Revaz Todua, creative design & video editing Anya Fedorova, Instagram story & website content Elena Medvedeva, Facebook story Eldar Salamov, YouTube story & video editing Ivan Fursov, Twitter story Margo Tskhovrebova, administrative manager Ivor Crotty, producer Lilly Kazakova, PR & communication Margarita Simonyan, editor-in-chief at RT