“Adventurers”, Russia

2013

«Adventurers» was filmed under the helm of Russian director Konstantin Buslov and U-Film Malta as the production company. This action-packed adventure used over twenty different locations across Malta including Valletta (at the National Library and Grandmaster’s Palace), St. Thomas Bay, Marsaxlokk and Vittoriosa. The Director of Photography was Sergey Machilsky.

Buslov also took his crew and actors underwater to heighten the tension of the adventure. The Russian director is making the best use of Malta’s clean sea water which offers perfect lighting conditions up to several metres beneath the surface. Underwater Director of Photography Evgeny Tomashov was responsible for capturing the beauty of the Maltese seascape, as U-Film specialises in underwater filming.

«Adventurers» is about treasure hunting coupled with intriguing relationships between the main characters which also incorporates some elements of Maltese history. Russian scriptwriter Denis Rodimin, known for scripting a string of hits including the cult film Boomer, wrote the script for «Adventurers». The cast includes top Russian actors Konstantin Khabenskiy and Svetlana Khodchenkova, with emerging star Denis Shvedov.