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Imagine a society with no art, no literature, no statues, no paintings, no great works of any kind. Imagine the impact on the quality of life for the rest of us. Although such a society sounds far-fetched, it is only through the work of dedicated individuals and the contributions of many others that artistic achievement is nurtured and developed. Without such dedication and contribution, the cultureless society becomes a reality.

VM Productions is dedicated to the art of independent filmmaking. We are developing and producing quality films based on original stories and masterpieces of the world’s literature dealing with a variety of contemporary issues often neglected by the mainstream cinema (both studios and independents).

We admire the great artists of all times. The complexity of their existence and the discoveries they made help humanity to move forward toward a deeper understanding of life, death, coexistence, and peace; they serve as a key source of our inspiration.

VM Productions began producing under the auspices of the New Playwrights Foundation(NPF),a forty-three year old non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of writers, filmmakers, and video artists. During this period, VM Productions produced a number of documentaries, videos, and shorts as well as the feature film "Shades of Day" -the first chapter in its ambitious LOS ANGELES-DOSTOEVSKY Project. "Shades of Day" received critical acclaim and was selected by Rutgers University professor Gerald Pirog for his course in cinema along with select films by Bertolucci, Kurosawa, Bresson, Scorsese, Shrader, and Von Sternberg. Shades of Day - Director's Cut-2013 (recently re-edited- was successfully screened on a number of the international film festivals and became the winner of Moscow International Festival of Detective Films in April 2013 (

With its next film, Notes from the New World (the winner of the number of the international awards, VM Productions has spread its wings and entered a new era as a for-profit company. But it regards its collaboration with NPF with appreciation and departs with a hard-won understanding of independent, artistic filmmaking. .

Your donation to VM Productions will help us to continue and make its very special movies. One of the most interesting and original challenges that we’re determined to bring to life is our LITERATURE TO PEOPLE PROJECT, beginning with the completion of the first phase of "Dostoevsky-LA". "Dostoevsky-LA" is committed to cinematic adaptations of three masterpieces by Fyodor Dostoevsky, a writer whose psychological penetration into the deepest recesses of the human heart had a profound influence on 20th century culture. In transporting the essential elements of Dostoevsky's works from 19th century Russia to modern-day Los Angeles, we aim to underscore the universality of the great writer’s tales as well as commonalities of the human experience, its values and issues.

As mentioned above, the first two films of this Project - the award winning features Shades of Day and Notes From The New World, are already completed. "Shades of Day" represents a contemporary envisioning of the short novel White Nights, one of the greatest love stories ever written while "Notes From The New World" is based on one of the most profound and prophetic works of the world literature. The two accompanying films in the trilogy "Crime and Punishment,LA" and "Idiot,LA"(the script received the grant from Warner Bros Fund) are currently in development. Once completed, the Project and accompanying educational materials will constitute a bona fide cultural event and catalyst for artistic truth by presenting a classic author to an entirely new generation in a fresh and exciting form.

We at VM Productions are pleased to thank: 

 * The Eastman Kodak Company,

 * DeLux Laboratory, 

 * Chase Productions, 

 * Dolby Laboratories, 

 * Lightning Media, 

 * Title House, 

 * Point.360,

 * The Coca-Cola Company,

and many other companies and individuals who have made contributions for the creation of the completed project and promised their support for our next projects. Please join them by making your own  contribution today. Even a small donation makes a huge difference. We have come very far on so little. We need your help to continue to reach our goals. Please don't let it stop here. 

Your support not only brings us closer to completing our quality movies, but it entitles you to an acknowledgement on screen in the film (unless you would prefer to remain anonymous). Your name will appear on screen as follows: 

*  “Special Thanks” (those donating between $1 and $499), 

*  “Donors” (those donating between $500 and $999),

*  “Angels” (those donating between $1,000 and $2,499) and 

“Patrons” (those donating $2,500 or more).

Please take a few moments to support the arts by making a contribution today.

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