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PapaSrapa movie poster
A Story

PAPA SRAPA is not a typical music documentary, but rather a condensed trip to the very heart of Noise. It is loaded with music that can hurt and heal, Russian weird avant-garde and savage vigor of its preeminent performer.

The film takes us to bizarre noise festivals and performances with ravers, tripsters and freaks immersing into worlds of sonic violence and ecstatic states of mind. Together with Papa we trace Noise back to 1920-s, binding it to early Soviet avant-garde figures, such as Dziga Vertov, Arseniy Avraamov and Nikolai Kulbin.

The craftsmŠ°n should make his own tools - so Papa makes his of old Soviet radio components and cheap junk. We show it is not just about the way he plays them, using blood and saliva, but about the way he brings them to life. His weapons, known to the best part of Russian electronic musicians.

Festivals & Screenings
Vitaly Mansky presents Papa Srapa at ArtDocFest
Vitaly Mansky presenting movie at ArtDocFest

The movie, being a debut project, had 2 sold out screenings at most prominent Russian documentary festival ArtDokFest. Check out the video report on how that did happen (in russian with subtitles).

Also, the movie was shown in Switzerland at Lausanne Underground Film&Music Festival (video coming soon) and in Poland (Sputnik Festival) and Montenegro ( SlovoNovo Festival).

We're currently applying to more festivals and looking for connections in the movie industry. Check out our bomb teaser.

Drop us a line to request the screener or to have a coffee with us in Paris or Saint Petersburg.

Handmade transistor by PapaSrapa
Handmade transistor by PapaSrapa
dive into the underground . . .

Our camera followed Papa Srapa at every step and turn. We sneaked into numerous dim rooms and spacious halls he was performing at, chased him to the eerie underworld of an abandoned factory. We listened to his liquored up revelations on the Soviet underground - and tasted of his doomsday DIY synth shrieking.

This film shows that Noise music was not born in Europe or Japan, but came to be as a bright child of a century-old tradition of Russian avant-garde.

Eduard Srapionov aka PapaSrapa
The Team
Konstantin Ivanov & Nikita Kabardin
Konstantin Ivanov
Nikita Kabardin

Cameraman Konstantin Ivanov and software developer Nikita Kabardin united to become a two-headed director. Driven to deeply research the avant-garde and underground culture, they called themselves Schizoproletariat.

Konstantin is based in Saint Petersburg and took filming duties in dozens of films in Russia.

Nikita is based in Paris and works as a software engineer (with projects like Spotify and Battlefield).

Film Credits

co-director, director of photography, editor

producer, co-director, trailer music

screenwriting and creating original idea

sound design and directing music

Camera Operators

Vasiliy Littebrandt

Maksim Drozdov

Anna Rozhetskaya

Sergey Murzik

Sound Recorders

Jannet Khovalyg

Alexander Nevsky

Composers

Alexander Grigoryev

EvoljuzZ

Ilyas B Arinov

Nikita Kabardin

Jannet Khovalyg

Artem Leonov

Noster

pcmman

Tala Nikitina

Igor Kislov

Mark Sharapov

Andrey Terekhov

Misha Dioxin

Voice Editor

Ivan Yerofeyev

Trailer music mixing / mastering

Dmitriy "Astropilot" Redko

St-Petersburg Crew

Anastasia Martynova

Damir Khalilov

Vitaly Shvedchenko

Nikolay Letunovsky

Tatiana Lytasova

Fyodor Shpalikov

Tatiana Glazyrina

Sergey Kuznetsov

Movie Heroes

Eduard Srapionov

Mother of Eduard

Leonid Kotelnikov

Vlad Kreimer

Anatoly Rykh

Denis Tretyakov

Oleg Sitkovsky

Maxim Berezin

Tamara Ryazantseva

Valentin Sohorev

Tala Nikitina

Oleg Bezlutsky

Vera Barkalova

Additional video material

IZOLYATSIA. Platform for cultural initiatives

Anton Likhachev

Aleksey Gurevnin

Alex Anikin

Ilia Symphocat

George Obukhov

Mitya Posidelov

Pavel Voloshin

Anton Rodionov

AWOTT

Boris Tkachenko

Amurskaya Pravda

Museum Berardo

Simphonic Silence Inside

Poster Artist

Alex Ricochet

Subtitles

Tatiana Lytasova

Ekaterina Krupina

Design

Oleg Pospelov

Anastasia Mew

Software Development

Anton Kuptsov

Special Thanks

Gallery GEZ-21

Evgeniy BioSonar

Yuri Elik

Andrey Popovsky

Balkon Space

Gorizontal Co-op

Artyom Kryptogen

Gleb Glonti

Maksim Ivanov

Andrey Paperniy